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News Middle East modern history/current politics education resources

  1. Apr 10, 2013 #1

    I am not very knowledgeable on the modern history and the current political situation in the Middle East. When I try to speak with people about the subject, often all I get is a barrage of strong opinions that leave me no more informed than when I started. As a result, I'm not really sure where to look to get educated.

    I just want a context that I can use to comprehend news that I hear. An online audio or video lecture series for a survey course in the subject would be ideal, and books would also be good. Again, I want a resource that mostly gives the historical context and the political situation of the region. I'm looking for an informative and un-opinionated background.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks for any help that you can give.

    -HJ Farnsworth
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  3. Apr 11, 2013 #2


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  4. Apr 11, 2013 #3
    Thanks for the reply, Astronuc. Those books look great, I will give them a read.
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