17.406 Seminar on Politics and Conflicts in the Middle East


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Focuses on evolution of contemporary politics and economics. Subject divided into five parts: historical context of conflicts; domestic and regional politics; civil and cross-border conflicts; geostrategic challenges; conflict resolution and peace processes. Interactions and spillover effects explored, and alternative models of conflict(s) designed. Students taking the graduate version are expected to pursue the subject in greater depth through reading and individual research.

This class has no prerequisites.

17.406 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by N. Choucri.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

In the Fall 2011 Subject Evaluations, 17.406 was rated 4.6 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Seminar on Politics and Conflict in the Middle East site.

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