History of the Middle East since World War II
Formerly: part of 277
Studies the major political processes that have shaped the modern Middle East (the Arab East, plus Iran, Israel, Turkey) since 1945. Themes include: the struggles for independence and the processes of nation-building; the Cold War interventions of foreign powers; the ideologies of pan-Arabism and Islamism; the regional ramifications of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the Iranian revolution; America's troubled moment in the Middle East; and, the tumultuous events of the 2011 Arab Spring.
- Credit will be granted for only one of HSTR 277B, HSTR 277, HIST 265 (if taken in the same topic).