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Learn why the hope and excitement of the Arab Spring is gone, why so many Arab states are falling apart, why the youth are so frustrated, why there are so many refugees, and what can be done about it. The so-called Arab Spring appeared to end decades of exceptionalism and bring the Arab world back into the mainstream of global developments. The rebellions promised the return of politics and the reassertion of popular sovereignty against their corrupt and geriatric leaders. Much hope and flowery language greeted the young men and women who deposed their leaders and tried to build new, better societies. Today, the Arab world is in deep crisis. Of the 22 member states of the Arab League, at least five have essentially collapsed: Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Syria exist only in name today, as their territories have fallen to competing, murderous armed groups. In the remaining countries, the old autocracies have reasserted themselves. The repression at home is now worsened by regional conflict on an unprecedented scale, and the resulting frustration has led to the biggest refugee flows in recent memory. What went wrong? This course offers an overview of the structural shortcomings of Arab states and societies, which help us understand why the democratic awakening did not happen but instead “has given way to civil wars, ethnic, sectarian and regional divisions and the reassertion of absolutism.” This raises the obvious and renewed question whether there is something inherent in the Arab, and by analogy Muslim, condition that makes them special. Does this condition make this part of the world impervious to generally observable trends towards greater accountability, popular participation in political decision-making, greater generation and fairer division of economic wealth? Join this course to find out!...




Provides a fascinating and important approach to studying this topic. The professor's framework and intellectual depth enriched my understanding of this important and enduring problem.



An eye opening experience. I really hope this becomes a mandated course among anyone participating in any diplomatic initiatives in the Middle East and the Arabic world.


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創建者 C.Winkel


Very interesting and enlightening course. The instructor is excellent and very well informed and engaging.

創建者 Elizabeth B


Excellent and very informative course, makes you think critically about the situation in the Middle East.

創建者 Zeeshan I C


quite unique in features and highly informative to those who have an interest in this part of the world.

創建者 Khalaf M I


one of the best ever courses I have done so far. deep knowledge especially for Middle East students.

創建者 Samah A J


Deep and productive course. Although the language is difficult, the information deserves the time.

創建者 Wendy M


Superb course that gave me lots to think about. Very grateful to the Professor and all concerned.

創建者 Joanna S


Very interesting and follows on nicely from Constitutional Struggles in the Muslim World.

創建者 Elina V


U​tterly inspiring and insightful course that helps you to understand a complex issue.

創建者 Bruno V E


A complete course, that made me want to study the middle east conflicts in my masters!

創建者 Ilaria C


I've liked this course because it has been displayed in a very scientific way. Thanks!

創建者 Kalanyoo A


this is great, this course extended my background in Arab Studies from my BA (Arabic)

創建者 SalmaX33


Eye-opening and explanatory of the many issues we can see the region encumbered with

創建者 Radha M P


This course gives valuable insights into complex problems in society. I enjoyed it.

創建者 Manuel F G


Excellent course, full of information,

Academic reflections and useful bibliography.

創建者 Manole M


knowledgeable, comprehensive, gave me a new perspective on the matter discussed.

創建者 Andrés R


It is a great course, which answers many questions about the Arab Middle East.

創建者 allexandraach


Excellent; as a minus I'd say the long, complex and information-rich sentences

創建者 Ingmar S


pacing of this course was manageable with the tests coming after each video.

創建者 Ozge T


I am glad to have this wonderful course. instructor is great. Thanks a lot

創建者 Richard M


Another excellent and insightful course, very well delivered by Dr Afsah.

創建者 Jan S


Gives a great insight into the problems of the failing muslim states

創建者 Aline A A G


Nice course and great information. I really liked this course

創建者 Bernadette L


Outstanding lesson with profound knowledge of the lecturer.

創建者 María N T


Very accurate, interesting and stimulating. thank you.

創建者 Najmussaman P