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Subject: ISLM20015 Crisis Zone: Middle Eastern Politics

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Anonymous said : May 08, 2017 at 3:27 PM

One of my favourite subjects so far. Interesting lectures, engaging tutes and difficult but enjoyable coursework. Traces Middle Eastern politics from the breakup of the Ottoman Empire to today. Does justice to a fascinating period. Tough assignments, but enjoyable nonetheless. Tutes were useful and lively, even divisive. Readings are necessary to participate fully. A highly recommended subject!

Steven said : Jul 17, 2017 at 11:15 AM

One of my favourite subjects. Very fast paced lectures, so you'll want to make sure you allocate time to rewatch/go over the lecture material before your tutes. Doing the readings are ESSENTIAL for tute marks and for the assignments. If you have zero knowledge of the Middle East, you might find it useful to read 'Foreign Policy in the Middle East' (Baxter and Akbarzadeh) from the reading guide before the subject - it's written by the lecturer and is a good overview of the course. If you even have a vague interest in international politics or the Middle East, you'll find this subject intriguing!

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