Ontemporary Middle East History using books The Modern Middle East (Gelvin) and Sources in History of the Modern Middle East (Khater)
You MUST answer all 5 essays. you must provide APA or Chicago/Turabian format citations and references from required readings. Each answer should be a minimum of one page (250 words), 12 Point, Arial.
The questions cover Chapters 11 to the Conclusion of the Gelvin textbook and Chapter 5 to the end of Khateras Sources.
All questions need to be thesis driven. You must develop a thesis for each essay; state it in the introduction, and develop it throughout the essay. You should conclude with a summarizing but non-repetitious paragraph. Remember to express your thoughts concisely and clearly. You will be graded on:
a? Critical thinking
a? Organization of ideas and paragraphing
a? Writing style
a? Spelling and grammar
1.Analyze the origins of the Arab-Israeli dispute and the positions of both sides. Specifically, what are the major stumbling blocks to peace? Can you offer any solutions or hope for the future?
2.Why was World War I and its aftermath considered to be the major turning point in Middle Eastern affairs and the main determinant of the political situation there today? Specifically what was the outcome of World War I for the region and how does this outcome still shape the region today? Were these results inevitable or could they have been avoided?
3.What are the main motives for US involvement in the region after 1945? Has the US been successful in achieving its goals in the region? Do you see any specific mistakes made either by the realists or neo conservatives?
4.Discuss the difference between Arab nationalism and Islamism (political Islam). Provide specific examples of and reasons for the growth of each. Also, distinguish between the two types of Islamists, providing examples of each. Which force appears to be dominant, both now and in the future, and why?
5.Analyze the impact of globalization, technology, and the quest for democracy in the Middle East today, providing examples of each. In particular, why has this region has a a?deficit of democracya? and what are the chances for more democracy in the region in the future?