Department of Political Science

IR 248 The Arab-Israeli Conflict

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Old Political Science Field: Associated Courses
Old International Relations Track: Global Security (A)

Philip Arena
Spring 2015 — MWF 11:50-12:40

Course Syllabus

This course consists of two parts. First, we will discuss the origins and resolution of Israel's rivalry with Egypt. Second, we will discuss the escalation and persistence of conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. In addition to historical analysis, game-theoretic models will appear periodically throughout the course, but no prior background is assumed or required. Students are strongly encouraged to keep up with current events.