Review of PS2255 – Politics of the Middle East

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(Alternate title: PS2255 – Politics of the Perpetually Conflictual Region)

Introduction

As ISIS was rampaging across much of the Middle East last summer and scoring victory after victory like they were playing an RTS game with cheats, I realized that I wanted to do this module because I knew jack shit about the Middle East as a region. Having done modules that covered Northeast Asia and China, India, the United States and Japan, this was a blind spot that could be resolved quite well by taking this module.

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Review of PS2237 – Introduction to International Relations

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(Alternate title: PS2237 – Introduction to Why Wars Occur and Other Sub-State Conflicts)

Introduction

Having taken an IR module in my first semester without knowing the key theories of IR, things went by quite fast. Although that module gave me a crash course in the three frameworks (realism, liberalism and constructivism), I felt that I needed a module to properly go through each in greater detail than was afforded in PS2238, and this module seemed just the right one for that purpose.

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