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REGN U6660 Security and International Politics of the Persian Gulf. 3 Points.

Category: ISP, Regional

The course will be divided into two sections. The first will focus on the international dimensions of security, and will situate the Gulf in the Middle East and the world. It will review the consequences of the three major wars fought there over the past three decades before addressing both hard and soft security issues (the latter including climate issues and food security), border disputes, the nuclear issue, and the role both Iran and the U.S. play in the Gulf. Part II will focus on domestic sources of instability, including national identity and the ruling bargain, the rise of the post-rentier state, sectarian conflict, the problem of migrant workers (who currently make up a majority of the population in the GCC states), and the repercussions of the Arab Spring, which has led to an ominous retreat from earlier signs of liberalization.

Term Section Call Number Instructor Times/Location
Fall 2017 001 92195 Lawrence Potter W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
207 Knox Hall