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Arabia was created post-WWI (turning point where modern states were created)
Disparities in man-power (Iraq, Syria, Egypt) and resources (Saudi
Arabia, oil-producing states) among states
Recent progress; slow cultural change
Discussion: Iran Nuclear Deal & What does this now mean for current US politics? What are everyones opinions:
Reminder: MUN team slayed
Main Theories to Study: Realism and Constructivism
Whats important about it?
- Intl system is An
Topic: Foreign Policymaking in the Middle East: Complex
(all events discussed are examples an interpretations of Complex Realism at work)
Most Important IR Thories to the Middle East: Realism and Constructivist Theories Ch11 deals with
The Emergence of the Middle East into the Modern State System
The Arab Entry into International Relations
- Prior to World War I, Arab lands had been either under Ottoman rule or colonized by European powers.
- Experiences under the Ottomans mea
What was Nuri as-Saeeds justification for the Baghdad Pact?
What was Nassers justification for opposing it?
He saw the Western powers as interlopers in Arab affairs
He didn't see the soviet union as a t
Chapter 10 - EGYPT Ellen Lust
The most important country in the world.
Gravity of the Arab World
Represents the Hearts of the Arab World
Egypt was first in war - battling Israel in 48, 56, 67 and 73 and the first in peace,
becoming the first Arab countr