Course Description for American Foreign Policy in the Middle East
American Foreign Policy in the Middle East
Description: This course will examine the formulation and implementation of American policies towards the Middle East, with special emphasis on the period following World War II. It includes the study of the various American actors, organizations and government agencies involved in influencing the formulation of American policies towards the region. Students will analyze various instances in which the US has intervened in the region: diplomatically, economically, and militarily. The successes and/or failures of these interventions will be assessed against the backdrop of stated American goals.