DHP P267: National Security Strategies in the Mideast
The Middle East is home to many diverse peoples, with ancient cultures, in varying stages of development, often in conflict. The primary source of the world's energy, the Mideast is also the locus of the terror-WMD-fundamentalist nexus, threatening regional and international stability. The region's internal sources of unrest and possible upheaval are of great consequence to the international economy and security. The course surveys the national security threats and opportunities facing the region's primary players, from their perspective, and on the strategies they have adopted to deal them. Students draft policy papers to the actual leaders in power.