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					Understanding Modern
 Middle East Politics
     Dr. Curtis Ryan
    Appalachian State
       University
The Muslim World Today
    Religion, Society & Economy
   Religions
    – Islam, Christianity,
      and Judaism
   Ethnicity
    – Arabs, Turks,
      Persians, Kurds
   Economics
    – Oil … haves and
      have-nots
The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1923
Nationalism and Imperialism
Mandates, Colonies, and
    Protectorates
1947: U.N. Partition of Palestine
             States and Regimes

                        Regime Types in
                        The Middle East




    Monarchies:          Secular Republics:
Saudi Arabia, Jordan,   Egypt, Algeria, Turkey,   Theocracies:
Morocco, Kuwait, Oman     Tunisia, Lebanon,           Iran
 Bahrain, Qatar, UAE    Syria, Yemen, Iraq (?)
    Islamism and Opposition
Organization   Nationality     Religious
                               Sect
Muslim         Throughout      Sunni Muslim
Brotherhood    Arab World
Hamas          Palestinian     Sunni Muslim

Hizbullah      Lebanese        Shia Muslim

Mahdi Army     Iraqi           Shia Muslim

Al-Qa’ida      International   Sunni Muslim

				
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