Document Type

Graduate Syllabus


Spring 2020



Course Number

DIPL 6501

Course Description

This course will investigate the role of the United States in the modern Middle East and cover key events involving the U.S. in the region from World War 11 to the present. Course topics will include the U.S. role in the Arab-Israeli conflict, U.S. involvement in the Arabian Peninsula, and U.S. relations with Iran. This course will cover domestic interests’ influence on U.S. foreign policy, shuttle diplomacy, summit diplomacy, and foreign policy strategy and tactics, including the foreign policy toolkit used by the United States.