The Emergence of the Modern Middle East - Part II

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About this course: This course will discuss the developments in the Middle East from the early 20th century to the present. It will discuss the rise and retreat of Arab nationalism, the problems of internal cohesion of the Arab states, issues of religion and state, and the evolution of Islamist politics. It will also focus on the evolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict and its impact on the region and will conclude with an in depth analysis of the “Arab Spring” by placing these contemporary revolutionary events in their historical context. Please note that this course builds upon a previous course - The Emergence of the Modern Middle East - Part I Learn about the history of the Middle Ea…

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About this course: This course will discuss the developments in the Middle East from the early 20th century to the present. It will discuss the rise and retreat of Arab nationalism, the problems of internal cohesion of the Arab states, issues of religion and state, and the evolution of Islamist politics. It will also focus on the evolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict and its impact on the region and will conclude with an in depth analysis of the “Arab Spring” by placing these contemporary revolutionary events in their historical context. Please note that this course builds upon a previous course - The Emergence of the Modern Middle East - Part I Learn about the history of the Middle East for a deeper understanding of current regional developments!

Created by:  Tel Aviv University
  • Taught by:  Professor Asher Susser, Senior Research Fellow

    Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies
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WEEK 1


WEEK 1
Independence and revolutionary politics in the Arab world


14 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: V. Arab Independence and Revolution
  2. Video: 5.1.1 Egypt: Crisis and Revolution - Part 1
  3. Video: 5.1.2 Egypt: Crisis and Revolution - Part 2
  4. Video: 5.2.1 Iraq from the Overthrow of the Hashemites to Saddam Hussein - Part 1
  5. Video: 5.2.2 Iraq from the Overthrow of the Hashemites to Saddam Hussein - Part 2
  6. Video: 5.3.1 Syria's Prolonged Instability - Part 1
  7. Video: 5.3.2 Syria's Prolonged Instability - Part 2
  8. Video: 5.4.1 Lebanon's Civil Wars - Part 1
  9. Video: 5.4.2 Lebanon's Civil Wars - Part 2
  10. Video: 5.5. The Surprising Stability of the Arab Monarchies
  11. Video: 5.5.1.1 The Surprising Stability of the Arab Monarchies: Jordan - Part 1
  12. Video: 5.5.1.2 The Surprising Stability of the Arab Monarchies: Jordan - Part 2
  13. Video: 5.5.2 The Surprising Stability of the Arab Monarchies: Saudi Arabia
  14. Video: 5.6 The Arab Cold War
  15. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Suggested Readings
  16. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Lecture Transcript


WEEK 2


WEEK 2
The beginnings of the Arab-Israeli conflict


15 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: 6.1 Introduction: Contexts and Discourse
  2. Video: 6.2 Early Zionism
  3. Video: 6.3.1 Initial Arab Resistance - Part 1
  4. Video: 6.3.2 Initial Arab Resistance - Part 2
  5. Video: 6.4.1 The Arab Rebellion and the Jewish Response - Part 1
  6. Video: 6.4.2 The Arab Rebellion and the Jewish Response - Part 2
  7. Video: 6.4.3 The Arab Rebellion and the Jewish Response - Part 3
  8. Video: 6.5 The Impact of World War II
  9. Video: 6.6 The Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry
  10. Video: 6.7.1 Partition and the First Phase of War - Part 1
  11. Video: 6.7.2 Partition and the First Phase of War - Part 2
  12. Video: 6.8 The Second Phase of the 1948 War
  13. Video: 6.9.1 The Narratives of the 1948 War - Part 1
  14. Video: 6.9.2 The Narratives of the 1948 War - Part 2
  15. Video: 6.9.3 The Narratives of the 1948 War - Part 3
  16. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Suggested Readings
  17. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Lecture Transcript


WEEK 3


WEEK 3
The escalation and de-escalation of the Arab-Israeli conflict from 1948 to 1973


11 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: 7.1.1 From 1949 to the Suez War - Part 1
  2. Video: 7.1.2 From 1949 to the Suez War - Part 2
  3. Video: 7.1.3 From 1949 to the Suez War - Part 3
  4. Video: 7.2.1 The Revival of the Palestinian Identity - Part 1
  5. Video: 7.2.2 The Revival of the Palestinian Identity - Part 2
  6. Video: 7.3.1 The Deterioration to War in 1967 - Part 1
  7. Video: 7.3.2 The Deterioration to War in 1967 - Part 2
  8. Video: 7.3.3 The Deterioration to War in 1967 - Part 3
  9. Video: 7.4 The Palestinian Struggle from Jordan
  10. Video: 7.5 Black September
  11. Video: 7.6 The War of Attrition, 1968-70
  12. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Suggested Readings
  13. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Lecture Transcript

Graded: Week 3 Quiz

WEEK 4


WEEK 4
The escalation and de-escalation of the Arab-Israeli conflict from 1973 to the present


13 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: 8.1.1 The October Surprise - Part 1
  2. Video: 8.1.2 The October Surprise - Part 2
  3. Video: 8.2.1 The Egyptian-Israeli Peace - Part 1
  4. Video: 8.2.2 The Egyptian-Israeli Peace - Part 2
  5. Video: 8.3 The PLO and the 1982 War in Lebanon
  6. Video: 8.4.1 The First Palestinian Intifada - Part 1
  7. Video: 8.4.2 The First Palestinian Intifada - Part 2
  8. Video: 8.5.1 The Oslo Accords - Part 1
  9. Video: 8.5.2 The Oslo Accords - Part 2
  10. Video: 8.6 The Jordanian-Israeli Peace
  11. Video: 8.7.1 Camp David, 2000 - Part 1
  12. Video: 8.7.2 Camp David, 2000 - Part 2
  13. Video: 8.8 Unilateral Disengagement and Further Negotiations
  14. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Suggested Readings
  15. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Lecture Transcript


WEEK 5


WEEK 5
The Middle East from 1967 to the present including the Arab Spring


14 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: 9.1.1 The Post-1967 Middle East: The Victory of State Interest - Part 1
  2. Video: 9.1.2 The Post-1967 Middle East: The Victory of State Interest - Part 2
  3. Video: 9.2 The Islamic Revival
  4. Video: 9.2.1.1 The Islamic Revival in Egypt, Syria and Iraq - Part 1
  5. Video: 9.2.1.2 The Islamic Revival in Egypt, Syria and Iraq - Part 2
  6. Video: 9.2.2 The Examples of Jordan, Algeria and the Palestinians
  7. Video: 9.3.1.1 The "Arab Spring": Modernity and Tradition - Part 1
  8. Video: 9.3.1.2 The "Arab Spring": Modernity and Tradition - Part 2
  9. Video: 9.3.2.1 The "Arab Spring": Egypt and Tunisia - Part 1
  10. Video: 9.3.2.2 The "Arab Spring": Syria, Jordan, Yemen and Libya - Part 2
  11. Video: 9.4.1 The Non-Arab Countries - The Republic of Turkey : From WWII to the Present
  12. Video: 9.4.2.1 The Non-Arab Countries - Iran: From the Pahlavi Dynasty to the Islamic Republic - Part 1
  13. Video: 9.4.2.2 The Non-Arab Countries - Iran: From the Pahlavi Dynasty to the Islamic Republic - Part 2
  14. Video: 9.5 Concluding Overview
  15. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Suggested Readings
  16. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Lecture Transcript

Graded: Final Test
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