POLS-Y239: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Muslim World

POLS-Y239 — Fall 2023

Abdulkader Sinno
GA 0003 Global & International Studies Building
Days and Times
Monday and Wednesday, 4:45–6:00 p.m.
Course Description

This course introduces you to contemporary conflicts and development efforts in the Middle East today, along with involved discussions of American foreign policy in the region. We will address some of the following big policy questions: 1) Should the US have invaded Iraq in 2003? 2) How should the US manage its relationship with Iran? 3) How did the US lose to the Taliban in Afghanistan? 4) How should the US deal with the revolutions, attempts at democratization, and coups in the Muslim World? 5) How should the U.S. deal with the conflict in Syria? 6) How Should the US address the al-Qaeda and ISIS challenges? 7) What should be the driving American foreign policy in Muslim countries?