Potter, Hing – MENA Final Cheat Sheet Baath Party : (Ba’ath) = "resurrection" or "renaissance” – est. 1940 in Damascus, Syria (Michel Aflaq & Salah al-Bitar); secularist Intifada : Literal translation = “shaking of,” often translated in English to “uprising”, “resistance” or “rebellion.” (e.i. Palestine-Israel 87-93, 00-05) Marjane Satrapi : (1969) Iranian-born French graphic novelist; Persepolis (books and movie) Cold War : US/USSR conflict just short of overt military hostilities; turned to 3 rd world countries for potential alliances partners. Ayatollah Khamenei : President of Iran (1981-89) Current Supreme Leader of Iran (1989- ); key figure in Islamic Revolution; anti-Western & and pan-Islamic; 2008 Presidential Elections; reserves the right to “correct” any decisions. Arab League
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