The U.S. and the Middle East: 1914 to 9/11

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Overview

Gain perspective and understanding on a troubled region with this course that provides a narrative history and analysis of U.S. political involvement in the Middle East.

Topics Covered:
  • 1: A Meeting of Two Worlds
  • 2: Wilson & the Breakup of the Ottoman Empire
  • 3: The Interwar Period
  • 4: U.S. & the Middle East During World War II
  • 5: Origins of the Cold War in the Middle East
  • 6: Truman & the Creation of Israel
  • 7: Eisenhower, the Cold War & the Middle East
  • 8: The Suez Crisis & Arab Nationalism
  • 9: Kennedy-Engaging Middle Eastern Nationalism
  • 10: Johnson-Taking Sides
  • 11: The Six-Day War
  • 12: The Nixon Doctrine & the Middle East
  • 13: The Yom Kippur War & Kissinger's Diplomacy
  • 14: Carter & Camp David
  • 15: The Iranian Revolution & the Hostage Crisis
  • 16: Era of Limits-Energy Crises of the 1970s
  • 17: The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
  • 18: Reagan & the Middle East
  • 19: The First Palestinian Intifada
  • 20: The Gulf War
  • 21: The Rise & Fall of the Oslo Peace Process
  • 22: The United States & the Kurds
  • 23: The United States & Osama bin Laden
  • 24: September 11 & Its Aftermath