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

Janae Robinson

I agree Griffin! As Americans, there seems to be a focus on the Israeli Palestinian conflict and to say that is the only major conflict in the region is disingenuous in my opinion. Too many have tried to simplify the region’s conflict, but after these lectures the depth of which has increased my understanding of the Near East tremendously. I too find the depth of the United States’ involvement to be interesting, but I’m curious as to the impact major outside players have had in the region and what it would be like if they were not involved, for example, Russia.