History of the Middle East

Dr. Fathi Osman Time: 29 minutes 29 seconds

Dr. Osman traces the political events of the Middle East beginning with the Ottoman Empire to the Iran/Iraq war. What events led to the partitioning of the Middle East after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire? What has been the effect of the emergence of the United States after WWII? The following topics are also examined:

  • Saudio Arabia and the discovery of oil.
  • The creation of Israel.
  • Despotic regimes and military dictatorships.

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