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About the Course

This course will review the emergence of the modern Middle East from the fall of the Ottoman Empire, at the end of the First World War to the present. We will discuss the Ottoman legacy in the region and the Western imperial impact on the creation of the Arab state system. The course will review the rise and retreat of Arab nationalism, the problems of internal cohesion of the Arab states, issues of religion and state, and the evolution of Islamist politics. We will also focus on the evolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict and its impact on the region and will conclude with an in depth analysis of the “Arab Spring” by placing these contemporary revolutionary events in their historical context. Please note that there is a second part to this course which is a direct extension of this part. We highly recommend to continue to the second part after you finish this one (

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Sep 11, 2016

I really like the professor and his narration, quite engaging and interesting course. The only suggestion I have is to improve the quizzes with more analytical rather than fact-based questions.


Apr 30, 2016

An excellent introduction to the formation of what we know as the Middle East. This course offers great insight and context into this area, its peoples, cultures, economy, and politics.

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By Phil A

Aug 16, 2017

Loved this course. Incredibly useful and informative

By Thomas E

Nov 25, 2015

Very interesting! I am glad I can now follow par II

By Karen B

Sep 25, 2017

Excellent professor, clear and very informative.

By Atílio A M

Mar 29, 2017

Excellent! A comprehensive view of Middle East .

By Sujata A

Aug 10, 2016

Crystal clear analyses of such a complex region.

By José d J D L C G

Nov 21, 2015

Congratulations! Excelent course and teacher!!

By Deleted A

Jan 31, 2016

An excellent introduction to the subject...

By Sadeq R

Jun 04, 2020

A very interesting and enjoyable course.

By omran

Nov 01, 2019

very interesting course and informative.

By Tomer U

Mar 12, 2016

great course and most helpful these days

By Anna O

Apr 22, 2017

excellent course, I totally enjoyed it!

By Ilanka

Jan 06, 2018

Great course. Concise and informative.

By Muhammed A M

Apr 16, 2017


By Ananth M A

Aug 22, 2016

Excellent course. Highly recommended.

By Alan L

May 30, 2020

excellent course! Clear and concise.

By Ľudovít M

Oct 29, 2017

Course was very good and informative

By Tiffany G

Jan 23, 2016

amazing content ...awesome professor

By sukanna k

Jun 29, 2020

The best course with best narration

By Olga T

Jan 12, 2018

Very interesting course. Thank you.

By Arturo B

Jun 14, 2017

Excelente introducción, recomendado

By Cristina C

Nov 29, 2016

Clear and enlightening - thank you!

By Bertold K

May 11, 2016

Interesting and educational course


Jul 29, 2019

I am very happy with your courses

By mao k

May 17, 2020

excellent, beyond my expectation

By Stacey S

Jun 26, 2017

excellent class, great lectures!