Middle east studies major
A major in Middle East Studies will give students a comprehensive understanding of the events and issues shaping the region.
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There will be emphasis on both historical and contemporary issues relevant to the analysis of the Middle East as a regional system, as well as its place in the international system. A particular stress will be placed on the changing role of the United States in the Middle East since the end of the Cold War and its push to reshape the region's political landscape according to American national interests. Several of the endemic conflict situations that exist in the Middle East will be examined throughout the sequence, including the War on Terror; the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Israel-Palestine impasse; the 2006 Israel-Lebanon crisis; Iran's nuclear ambitions, and the role of 'rogue states'.
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Associate Professor Sally Totman is an author and international expert on Middle East policy and politics and is a frequent commentator for, and contributor on, a wide range of issues relating to the Middle East for various radio, television and print media groups (e.g. Radio National, ABC Radio, ABC Television, Bloomberg, The Age/Sydney Morning Herald), as well as speaking at public forums and delivering public lectures.
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