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United States Foreign Policy in the Middle East

The Middle East (in its most expansive definition) is the site of the majority of the US foreign policy crisis issues. Occupations and insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan endure; the Arab/Palestinian-Israeli conflict continues; and now Iran and the issue of nuclear proliferation looms large. This course explores what US policy in the Middle East has been and why the US acts as it has in the region.