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AIE154 - Modern Middle East Politics

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Sally Totman Marshall





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Class per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit continues the chronology from AIE153 and examines the events that have contributed to the current state of affairs in the Middle East. Starting from the decline of the Ottoman Empire students will explore how the region's borders were shaped and how friction between local, regional and international actors have resulted in the conflicts and dilemmas still playing out today. The unit uses a geographical approach to examine states such as Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya and Saudi Arabia as well as the future of the region in the context of the Arab Spring, energy security and Western foreign policy.


Simulation, (10% individual and 50% team) 60%, OR Report, 60%

Exam, 40%

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