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History and Security in the Middle East

Course on military conflicts, oil, ethnicity, cultures and religions in the Middle East.
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Last updated 6/2015
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What Will I Learn?
Analyze the complex reality of the Middle East. Understand and comprehend origins of most conflicts of the Middle East today.
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Lecturer: Dr. Marina Shorer, PhD. Graduated Tel Aviv University, she in academy lectures on Political Economy for more than 10 years. Her course is designed for professionals and students looking to relocate to The Middle East as well as for those who are working and living in the region presently.

This in-depth course explains the ethnicities, cultures, traditions and origins of the Middle Eastern people.

Specific course modules include a history of the wars and conflicts that have led to the creation of the present Middle Eastern nation map and cultural landscape.

Industry professionals with business interests in the Middle East will find this course very informative and valuable.

Anyone with a general interest in the region will gain valuable insights to the cultural spectrum of a region with diverse beliefs and influences.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is the best fit for people having basic knowledge in facts, leaders and events of the 20th Century in the Middle East; it's not recommended for students having advanced knowledge in the subject.
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Expand All 8 Lectures Collapse All 8 Lectures 01:03:48
Basic facts on the history of the Middle East region
8 Lectures 01:03:48

Hello! Welcome to the course!

My name is Dr. Marina Shorer and I’m very happy to meet you in our group!

Before we begin, let me share with you a few learning tips: 

  • Each lesson is divided into sections. After each section, there is a board showing you progress. Please be aware that each unit is about 30-60 minutes of learning. If you’ve finished with all the materials before that time, just press the Next button at the screen.
  • For students with advanced knowledge and above on the topic, an advanced reading and additional materials are provided.

Grading policy: each question of the quiz is graded by 1 point. There are 10 quizzes made up of 5 questions in the course. Answering right on all questions across all the quizzes will grant you the Badge for the course; a course Certificate will be granted after you submit a personal review and score a combined 85 points on the quizzes.

For personal inquires or any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at (add my name in the topic line)

Now, as we are set, let’s start the course!

Enjoy your studies!

Preview 06:52

We are carrying on with the topic of Borders, Areas and Nation States in the Middle East and in this video we are going to discuss Natural Borders and Artificial Division of the Lands in 20th Century.

We will be looking at:

The role of the British, French and Russian after WW1

How borders were defined

The problems with borders

Preview 07:15

This video continues on with the Unit 1 of the course and we learn about Borders, Areas and Nation States in the Middle East.

Here we are looking specifically at Trade Paths.

We will cover:

Trade in the Middle Ages

The Silk Road

Cultural Trade

Trade routes in the Middle East

In this video today we're going to be discussing the topic of borders of the independent nation-states in the 20th Century.

We will be discussing:

The effects of the Second World War on the Middle East

The Israel- Palestine conflict

The creation of the Modern Middle East

Politics and 'Anti-West' sentiment

The effect of the fall of the Soviet Union on the Middle East

Iraq and US involvement in the region.

Borders of Independent Nation-states

This video will be focusing on Border Conflicts and wars during 20th century as part of the Borders, areas and nation states in the Middle East unit. We will be looking at 3 examples of conflicts:

* The Yom Kippur War

* The Iranian Revolution

* The Gulf War

Border conflicts and wars in the Middle East

In this video were going to be taking a look at migration across borders in the 20th century. This is part of the Borders, areas and nation states in the Middle East unit of study. We will be looking at:

* Migration in numbers-people and money

* Conflict & Persecution

* The Arab Spring

* Seasonal Workers

* Exploitation

Super-Powers and Arab League in the Middle East

In today's video we will continue with the Borders areas and nation states in the Middle East and focusing on Political Intervention and Arab League and Conflicts. This is a complex issue that has been present throughout the 20th and 21st Centuries.

We have already seen how volatile the Middle East was, and how foreign countries took control after the fall of the Ottoman Empire.

In this video we will be focusing on:

Early 20th century relationship with the US and the commodity of oil

Changes in political relationships with the US

The role of the Soviet Union

Migration across the borders in the Middle East

Today will talk about Border, areas and nation states in the Middle East. In the last video we saw how much competition there was for the oil in the Middle East, in this video we are going to focus on the commodity of oil in the Middle East. We will be discussing:

Iranian oil

Iraqi oil production

Saudi Arabia as the main oil supplier

And the Petrodollar

Oil, petrodollar and revolution
About the Instructor
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Dr. Marina Shorer is the author of the book 'Barter of Identity and Support', contributor for the book of the Center for Technology and Society at Berlin University of Technology and Nexus Institute for Cooperation Management and Interdisciplinary Research in Berlin “Terrorism and the Internet: Threats – Target groups – Deradicalisation strategies”. She published chapters in the book of “Online newspapers in Israel” and contributes her research articles in the International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management and in the Journal of International Communication. Dr. Shorer combines a balanced view of advanced empirical research and theoretical models. Being a former Media Liaison for the Israeli Ministry of Internal Security, she implements her knowledge of the routine of the Governmental structures with theoretical and practical tools , helping students to find new and creative solutions to upcoming issues.

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