Special Topics: Global Middle East

GLOBAL 154M Special Topics: Global Middle East: The Gulf States and the Arab Spring: Vive La Revolution or Vive La Counter-Revolution


Class #: 24772

Units/Credit: 4

Time/Location: MW: 5-6:30pm / 88 Dwinelle

Final Exam Group: TBA

Instructor:Peter Bartu

The Gulf States seemed impermeable to the 2011 Arab uprisings but behind the scenes saw regional developments as both threat and opportunity. This course examines the Gulf States and Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE and Qatar in particular and their roles in an ongoing struggle for the heart and soul of a region. Themes explored include: governance, succession, sectarianism, Islam and the state, intra-Gulf conflicts, gender, security and energy.

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