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This online course (MOOC) will discuss the emergence of the modern Middle East from the fall of the Ottoman Empire, at the end of the First World War to the present.

The course explores topics such as:

  • The Ottoman legacy in the region
  • The Western imperial impact on the creation of the Arab state system
  • 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
  • The evolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict and its impact on the region
  • Analysis of the “Arab Spring”. 

Tel Aviv University

Teacher: Professor Asher Susser
Provided by: Coursera
Course language: English
Fees: free course
Level: beginner
Certificate possible? (fee)
Format: MOOC/online course

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