A Greater Middle East

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

Course Description

  • Course Name

    A Greater Middle East

  • Host University

    Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    The goal of this course is to offer an in-depth introduction to a fundamental geostrategic area since the end of World War II, that is, the Middle East. The course will cover region by region but always trying to keep the global picture behind the specific region. The title of this course makes reference to both, Carter Doctrine (1980) and George W. Bush’s Greater Middle East and North Africa Initiative (2004), by which the Middle East region is studied with North Africa, the Horn of Africa and Central Asia, covering the Area of Influence of the Central Command.


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