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Problems of Security in the Middle East and North Africa

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Kod przedmiotu: WSM.INP-ISDDU-19 Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (brak danych)
Nazwa przedmiotu: Problems of Security in the Middle East and North Africa
Jednostka: Centrum Studiów Międzynarodowych i Rozwoju
Grupy:
Punkty ECTS i inne: 4.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2019/2020" (zakończony)

Okres: 2019-10-01 - 2020-01-28
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Typ zajęć: Wykład z elementami konwersatorium, 30 godzin, 11 miejsc więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Marcin Grabowski
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(tylko po angielsku) This course aims at providing students with basic knowledge of the security environment in the Middle East and Africa (MENA) region. Short historical introduction will be provided, followed by main issues of security in MENA, Arab-Israeli conflict analysis, as well as other security and economic problems debate.

Efekty kształcenia:

(tylko po angielsku) EK1: Knows and understands evolution of international relations in the MENA region since 1945

EK2: Has rudimentary knowledge in the area of international system evolution and its actors in the Middle East and North Africa

EK3: Has knowledge about on political, economic and social processes determining international relations in MENA region

EK4: Can understand basic processes in international relations and their influence onto regional system

EK5: Has the ability to discuss international system evolution basing on the read literature

EK6: Can do a simple research, critical analysis of information and synthesize them

EK7: Can prepare a simple paper on international relations


Forma i warunki zaliczenia:

(tylko po angielsku) EK1-EK7: in-class discussion, midterm essay, final exam

Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

1.Security issues in the MENA (5 h)

- Meaning of the Middle East in international relations and global economy

- Reasons of Conflicts and Disputes in the MENA

- Main Conflicts and Disputes in MENA. Historical Overview

- Geostrategy of MENA and its impact on security dilemmas

- Main Economic and Social Problems in MENA

- Water Shortage in MENA

To read:

International Relations of the Middle East, ed. Louise Fawcett, fourth edition, Oxford 2016, pp. 79-104.

B. Korany, The Middle East since the Cold War: The Multilayered (In) Security Dilemma, (in) L. Fawcett (ed), (2016) International Relations of the Middle East, Oxford University Press, pp. 79-104

R. Hinnebusch, The International Politics of the Middle East (2016), chapter – War and order in the regional system, Manchester University Press, pp. 175-224.

A. Swain, A. Jägerskog (2016) Emerging Security Threats in the Middle East, Rowman&Littlefield Press, pp. 1-38

2. Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and its Current Impact on MENA (5 h)

- Origins of persistent Jewish-Arab Conflict

- Periods of Conflict and Its Implications

- Attempts of Conflict Resolution

- Palestinian Authority and State of Israel – mutual relations and policies

- Social and Economic Problems of Palestinians and Israeli Citizens

To read:

Ch. Smith, The Arab-Israeli Conflict, (in) L. Fawcett (ed.) (2016), International Relations of the Middle East, Oxford University Press, pp. 259-284

A. Shlaim, The Rise and Fall the Oslo Peace Process (in) L. Fawcett (ed.) (2016) International Relations of the Middle East, Oxford University Press, pp.285-303

3. Terrorism as a main factor of instability in MENA (5 h)

- History of Terrorism in MENA

- Roots of Islamic terrorism and its consequences

- Ideological Foundations of Islamic Terrorism in MENA

- Main organizations using terrorist methods: al-Qaeda, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Hezbollah, Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood

- Implications of Terrorism in MENA society

To read:

Beverly Milton-Edwards, Contemporary Politics in the Middle East, IV edition (2018), Polity Press,Pp-157-186

Marina Calculli, Matteo Legrenzi, Middle East Security: Conflict and Securitization of Identities (in) L. Fawcett (ed), (2016) International Relations of the Middle East, Oxford University Press, pp. 218-238.

4. Conflicts and Tensions in Persian Gulf Subregion (5 h)

- Origins of Conflict in Persian Gulf

- Saudi-Iranian rivalry and proxy wars

- Inter-Arab disputes and Conflict in Persian Gulf (Saudi-Qatari tensions, Bahrein in Saudi and Iranian policy,

- Iraq and Its internal conflicts

- Economic and Social Issues in the Gulf region

- Oli policy in the Middle East

To read:

G. Luciani, Oil and Political Economy in the International Relations of the Middle East, (in) L. Fawcett (ed.) (2016) International Relations in the Middle East, Oxford University Press, pp. 105-130.

M. Mahdavi, Post-revolutionary Iran: resisting global and regional hegemony (in) T. Ismael, G. Perry (eds) (2013) The International Relations of the Contemporary Middle East: Subordination and Beyond, Routledge, pp. 141-173

5. ‘Arab Revolutions’ – Roots and implications. (5 h)

- Roots of ‘Arab Revolutions’

- Course of Events in Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt, Libya and Bahrain

- Implications in states encompassed by revolutions

- Implications in Arab and Muslim World

- Arab Social problems after revolutions – an assessment.

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To read:

R. Hinnebusch, International Politics of the Middle East, chapter 9 – The Arab Uprising : consequences for state and system, Manchester University Press, pp. 272-292.

M. Cammett et al., (2015) A Political Economy of the Middle East, Westview Press, pp.1-35.

6. War in Syria (5 h)

- Origins of War. From Demonstrations to War

- Bashar al-Assad regime – political and military assessment

- War participants – description and alliances

- Attempts of Conflict resolution

- Economic Devastation and Problem with Refugees

- Foreign Powers in relation to war in Syria

To read:

Ch. Phillips (2016), The Battle for Syria. International Rivalry in the Middle East, Yale University Press, pp.189-239

Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

COURSE READINGS:

Basic literature:

• L. Fawcett (ed.), International Relations in the Middle East, OUP 2016.

• R. Hinnebusch, The International Politics of the Middle East, Manchester University Press 2015.

• Beverly Milton-Edwards, Contemporary Politics in the Middle East, IV edition Polity Press, 2018

• T. Ismael, G. Perry (eds.), The International Relations of the Contemporary Middle East: Subordination and Beyond, Routledge 2013.

• M. Cammett et al., A Political Economy of the Middle East, Westview Press 2015.

• A. Swain, A. Jägerskog, Emerging Security Threats in the Middle East, Rowman&Littlefield 2016

• Ch. Phillips, The Battle for Syria. International Rivalry in the Middle East, Yale University Press, 2016

Supplementary Literature :

• A. al-Shibabi, The Saudi Kingdom: Between the Jihadi Hammer and the Iranian Anvil, Markus Wiener Publishers, 2016

• B. Milton-Edwards, The Muslim Brotherhood, Routledge, 2015

• M. Mahdavi, Post-revolutionary Iran: resisting global and regional hegemony (in) T. Ismael, G. Perry (eds) (2013) The International Relations of the Contemporary Middle East: Subordination and Beyond, Routledge,

• A. R. Norton, Hezbollah. A Short History, Princeton University Press, 2014.

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Właścicielem praw autorskich jest Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie.