Unformatted text preview: 3. Culture & its influence (Pappe’s chapter will be quite helpful here.) 4. Religion in the Middle East (Islam—pillars, sources of law, etc.). 5. Arab nationalism (varieties, ideas, etc.). Here also understand what Barnett’s is arguing in his article “sovereignty, nationalism, and regional order” and how this related to the identity “concentric circles”. 6. Importance of the Middle East. Blessings/curse? 7. Impact of the Iranian revolution. 8. Sunni-Shi`a differences. (Khuri’s discussion about the role of ulama in the respective branches is one important aspect here). 9. Shaheen’s “Reel bad Arabs” 10. Map of the region (states, rivers, seas, mountains, etc.)...
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2010 for the course POL 5/443 taught by Professor Abdallam.battah during the Fall '10 term at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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