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Nader Nazemi
SISME 490
Seattle Campus

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This course explores the roots, evolution and consequences of international conflict in the Persian Gulf region. In part, the course offers an overview of approaches to the analysis of the causes of war, conflict and peace in the international system. The main part of the course centers on the application of these conceptual orientations to conflict in the region. It will focus on a number of themes including the formation of the regional system, the relationship between tensions in the Persian Gulf and the Middle East more generally, the relationship between internal and international conflict, alliances and regional organizations, the role of superpowers, and prospects for a peaceful resolution of conflicts in the region. At the end the course will facilitate the development of historical and conceptual tools that will enable students to independently analyze and interpret contemporary problems in the Persian Gulf region.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Nader Nazemi
Date: 05/03/2010