Apr 15, 2020
Provides a fascinating and important approach to studying this topic. The professor's framework and intellectual depth enriched my understanding of this important and enduring problem.
Oct 13, 2018
An eye opening experience. I really hope this becomes a mandated course among anyone participating in any diplomatic initiatives in the Middle East and the Arabic world.
By Andreas M•
Feb 27, 2020
I enjoyed this course very much. The material is presented in a well thought out manner, the videos are impeccable. The course and instructor gives a much needed intellectual input about a situation that seems very unclear from the outside!
By Tofail A•
Sep 28, 2019
Religious extremism and dogmatism are seems to a threat to humankind since WW I, this is an excellent way to learn the reality what exactly going on in the middle east After the Arab Spring – Democratic Aspirations and State Failure.
By Ahmed D•
Sep 30, 2019
Dr. Afsah delivered a fascinating course about the Arab Spring and he states his reasoning for the tragic failure of Arab states rationally and clearly. This course is a huge contribution to any students understanding of the region.
By Rick a D N V•
May 19, 2019
An useful overview of the Arab Spring events, its causes, consequences, and outlooks. A course which gives opportunity for rethinking the Arab world in a more profound perspective, without clichés and easy answers. A great course!
By Amani E A•
Aug 29, 2017
This is one of the most informative, authentic and analytical courses. The examples given by the amazing Dr. Ibrahim are true and to the point. All my respect to the sincere Professor and to the wonderful crew of Coursera.
By Mohammed A R B•
Mar 21, 2020
For any one want to study politics, law etc. Or want to know why Arab countries have collapsed and the reasons that led to Arab Spring. This great course will give you the knowledge and the information that you need.
By Afaque R A•
Feb 24, 2018
An absolute masterpiece. Too many lessons, learnings and reasons for dysfunctional muslim and Arab societies mentioned and nicely explained in this course are directly applicable to the Pakistani case as well.
By Kees S•
Mar 01, 2018
Although I liked the course I found the quizes to be easy and it took me hardly any effort to pass. I would love to see the topics discussed in a far more indepth manner and reflecting course.
By James W•
Aug 10, 2017
After taking the earlier course and learning so much I didn't expect this to be as informative and thought provoking I was wrong it was possibly the best MOOC I have taken of many.
It was excellent.
By May d p•
May 18, 2020
very insightful course for me. Learning the facts of the failure and significance of the Arab world is so fascinating and new subject for me. Thank you very much.
By Weronika D T•
Feb 23, 2020
Really interesting course on the modern Middle East. The recommended readings are very good. The lectures and the readings are very thought provoking.
By Mohanad A•
Dec 27, 2019
Very important course, it presents the deep reasons to understand why the Arab Spring have failed to achieve Arab people hopes.
Thank you Dr, Afsah
By Dina R•
Mar 26, 2020
This was an excellent sequel to the previous course by the same lecturer on Constitutional problems in the Muslim world.
By John L•
Apr 01, 2020
A much simpler and shorter course than the Constitutional struggles course from the same stable, but well worth whole.
By shivam g•
May 13, 2020
A detailed and very interesting insight into the polity of the Middle East and intricacies of it's society.
Sep 29, 2018
Very interesting and enlightening course. The instructor is excellent and very well informed and engaging.
By Elizabeth B•
Sep 20, 2017
Excellent and very informative course, makes you think critically about the situation in the Middle East.
By Zeeshan I•
Jul 29, 2017
quite unique in features and highly informative to those who have an interest in this part of the world.
By Khalaf M I•
May 25, 2020
one of the best ever courses I have done so far. deep knowledge especially for Middle East students.
By Wendy M•
Sep 22, 2017
Superb course that gave me lots to think about. Very grateful to the Professor and all concerned.
By Joanna S•
Aug 21, 2017
Very interesting and follows on nicely from Constitutional Struggles in the Muslim World.
By Ilaria C•
Dec 20, 2017
I've liked this course because it has been displayed in a very scientific way. Thanks!
By Radha M P•
May 23, 2020
This course gives valuable insights into complex problems in society. I enjoyed it.
By Manuel F G•
Dec 08, 2017
Excellent course, full of information,
Academic reflections and useful bibliography.
By Manole M•
Apr 27, 2020
knowledgeable, comprehensive, gave me a new perspective on the matter discussed.