Apr 14, 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 12, 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 Tracy B V•
Jun 21, 2020
Working for government and being focused on the Middle East, I found it validating and articulating thoughts and observations much more clearly than I ever could. Even with 16 years of experience!
I recommend this course to all.
By Mary E•
Jul 2, 2021
Informative course on the history of the Muslim world. Dr. fsah presents the material in a concise format. Highly recommend for those who want a better understanding of the political & social environment of the Islamic world.
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 1, 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 Alison S•
May 25, 2021
Dr. Afsah is my favorite professor on this platform. This course is well balanced, well explained and overall very engaging, I had a fantastic time learning
By Jeffrey S•
Mar 31, 2021
Clear and concise lectures, useful charts and photos, the course was a pleasure to listen to and tremendously beneficial to my understanding of the region.
By Coline C•
Sep 16, 2020
This is a compelling course that articulated state failure in Arab nations as objectively as possible. I learned more than I expected from this course. 10/5
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 Zachary P S•
Nov 12, 2020
As a Senior POL/MIL Analyst for Egypt this course was simply amazing, hands down one of the better courses of study I have ever taken. Thanks!
By Toka S•
Jul 13, 2020
The professor is amazing and you'll just want to hear everything he has to say. The reading material and discussion forums are also great.
By Susan D•
Jan 5, 2021
This course has been superb! The professor and the content he presented could not have been more interesting or informative! Amazing!
By Russell W•
Jun 29, 2020
Very interesting and thought provoking perspective on the region, its economies, governments / ruling institutions and societies.
By David H•
Jun 18, 2020
A very enjoyable course - tightly focused, insightful and linked to both historical and contemporary sources. Highly recommended.
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 1, 2020
A much simpler and shorter course than the Constitutional struggles course from the same stable, but well worth whole.
By Vedrana G•
Jun 29, 2020
Another excellent, analytical and in-depth course from one of the best lecturers on Middle East. Highly recommended.
By Ms. A L•
Aug 5, 2020
I have learned an in depth knowledge of the theoretical perspectives of Arab Spring and the informal outcomes.
By Ekaterina G•
Jul 20, 2020
Very interesting and well paced course! I will definitely consider taking another course by this instructor.
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.