SFC 2018f Modern Politics final report

(1) Choose one region from the following list of choices and (2) make your evaluation on the current political conditions, both internal and external, (3) while taking in to account relevant events concerning the periphery region or the international community, and (4) make your assessment on how successful third-party intervention might have been. Additionally, (5) evaluate mutual effects between internal and external political conditions, if any.

The report should be approximately 2,500 words (2,250-2,750) in length.



A) Indian sub-continent

B) Central Asia

C) The Levant

D) Persian Gulf region

E) Broader Middle East


Please note that your attendance at class will also be taken into consideration in grading your performance. Certain chapter(s) from the following literatures may be useful in composing your report:  Joseph S. Nye Jr. and David A. Welch, “Understanding Global Conflict and Cooperation: An Introduction to Theory and History (10th edition),” Pearson, 2016. ISBN978-0- 134403168  Samuel P. Huntington, “The Clash of Civilizations and The Remaking of World Order,” Free Press, 1997. ISBN978-0-74323-149-7  Mehran Kamrava, “The Modern Middle East: A Political History Since the First World War,” University of California Press, 2013. ISBN978-0-520-27781-6  Ray Takeyh and Steven Simon, “The Pragmatic Superpower: Winning the Cold War in the Middle East,” Norton, 2016. ISBN978-0-393-08151-0  Lawrence Freedman, “A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East,” Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2008. ISBN978-0-7538-2588-4 

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