Information for ISU 2015 students

Standard

Course Schedule
1.  Fri July 31: Introduction

2.  Tues Aug 4: Historical Background -Roger Owen, “The Arab Demonstration Effect”

3.  Weds Aug 5: Israel (Palestinians, Egypt and Syria)
• Map Quiz

4.  Thurs Aug 6: Iran (Syria & ISIS) –Bassel Salloukh, “The Arab Uprisings”

5.  Fri Aug 7: Saudi Arabia (Bahrain, ISIS & Yemen)

6.  Mon Aug 10: Kurds (ISIS)
• First written assignment due

7.  Tues Aug 11: Turkey (Syria) –Taha Ozhan, “The Arab Spring and Turkey”

8.  Weds Aug 12: The United States (Democracy and ISIS) –Gause and Lustick: “America and the Regional Powers” & Paul and Clarke “A Broad Approach to Countering the Arab State”

9.  Thurs Aug 13: Conclusion –Miles, “The Islamic State”

• Second written assignment due

Countries for Map Quiz

1. Afghanistan
2. Algeria
3. Bahrain
4. Egypt
5. Iran
6. Iraq
7. Israel
8. Jordan
9. Kuwait
10. Lebanon
11. Libya
12. Morocco
13. Oman
14. Palestine
15. Qatar
16. Saudi Arabia
17. Syria
18. Tunisia
19. Turkey
20. United Arab Emirates
21. Yemen

Presentation Schedule

-Thurs Aug 6: Iran (Syria & ISIS)

1. Jake, Josh & Caleb

http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/04/17/is-iran-overstretched-in-syria-assad-hezbollah/
2. Sabrina & Nada

http://carnegieendowment.org/syriaincrisis/?fa=60707
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29079052

-Fri Aug 7: Saudi Arabia (Bahrain, ISIS & Yemen)

1. Emma-Jayne, Caitlin & Kelly

http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/saudi-arabia-outlawing-terrorism-and-the-arab-spring

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/middle-east/2011-10-13/saudi-arabias-invisible-hand-arab-spring

2. Neda

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/06/yemen-saudi-arabia-iran-houthis-support-military.html#ixzz3c7oK6VpN

-Mon Aug 10: Kurds (ISIS)

1. Maxime & Arif

http://www.cfr.org/iran/irans-ethnic-groups/p12118http://rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/150720151

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/iran-nuclear-talks-prompt-concern-iraqi-kurds-150706080835082.html

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/05/iran-turkey-syria-kurds-iranian-kurds-rise-up.html#

-Tues Aug 11: Turkey (Syria)

1. Mouza & Fatima

2. Mary and Solina

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/08/10/turkey-strikes-on-kurds-could-drag-us-into-new-front-military-sources-fear/

-Weds Aug 12: The United States

1. Nabil & Yahri
“How the nuclear deal will affect Iran’s foreign policy?”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/iran-ali-vaez_55a821fee4b0896514d0d7b1

“Will nuclear deal really change Iran?”
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-33784480

“Iran nuclear crisis: Six key points”
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-32114862