042809 - 04/28/09 PLIR 365 Test o 15 IDs o Remember much of...

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04/28/09 PLIR 365 Test o 15 IDs o Remember much of the history, but he won’t be too nit-picky Broad Themes o Impact of international powers in the Middle East Britain before WWII (also France) Cold War After Cold War there is a different pattern- US and its allies are still able to intervene in the Middle East This is likely to continue as long as the Middle East is an important region Some in the region want the US to stay involved so that they can pursue their own narrow interests o Most of the time, most of the countries are not engaged in war Conduct foreign policy in more conventional ways and we don’t pay attention to this Saudi Arabia- haven’t been in a war since the 19 th century State to state violence subsided since 1995 Different kind of violence- Israeli intervention in Lebanon in 2006 and in Gaza in 2009. Have to do more with radical movements than with state players o Power Often thought of in military and economic terms, which seems
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