DHP D260: Southwest Asia: History, Culture, and Politics
This course is a survey of Southwest Asian institutional history from the end of World War 1 to 2015. The course is designed for professional students. It examines the complexity of the region, with special emphasis on the impact of modern technical revolutions with special emphasis devoted to the oil industry in Southwest and Central Asia. Topics include Great Power competition in the region; the influence of European and Turko-Muslim cultures on contemporary events, Colonialism, the regional context for the formation of nation states, post WWII Globalization, the regional impact of explosive social change in the Digital era, Fundamentalism, and chaotic conditions at the turn of the 21st century.
Not offered AY 2017-2018, 2018-2019.