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Reply To: How did this course shape or change your perceptions of the modern Near East as a whole?

Sarah Victor

Yes this is true not just in assessing the impact of British and French control based on their mandates post-World War 1 but also more recent conflicts. For example, the difficulty of knowing how to combat ISIS, which itself became a power following from the instability after the Iraq War showcases the difficulty in assessing long-term implications of incursions into the region from outside powers. Requires strategic thinking not just decisions based on the present moment.