This course provided me a bigger perspective of my understanding about the challenges that the Near East and particulary Israel experience. I learned more about the historically and actual politican and foreign alliances. As a whole, this region keeps being one of the most important geopolitical location in the world. It was interesting to learn about the technological development of army, which provides specific power to some countries, as it is Iran for example, who at the same time is an enemy for Israel. Also, historically, this course helped me to understand different political approaches in the foreign policy, and its adaptations in the Near East context. Now, I see this region with a cleae undertanding about ties, alliances, interests, priorities, and with more undertanding of their current story when understanding their past. Such a good course from Philos.