Modern Middle East

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It will look at the roots of the Modern Middle East in the late Ottoman empire; the rise of Saudi Arabia; the impact of the colonial powers; the migration of Jews to the region; World War I and its aftermath; World War II and its aftermath; the state of Israel and the Arab-Israeli wars; the impact of oil; the Russian invasion of Afghanistan and its aftermath; the Iranian Revolution; the rise of radical Islam; and the Iraq Wars.

The coverage will go up to 2005.

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