Module 5: The Changing Nature of Middle East Geopolitics and Relations with the West, Professor Uzi Rabi, Tel Aviv University

This lecture will touch upon the critical geopolitical events in Israel’s history and its main enemies and supporters. Once these are established, Professor Uzi Rabi explores different possibilities for solutions to the conflict as well as their downfalls, and what the future might look like for the Jewish Nation and its neighbors.

Readings for this lecture

  1. Uzi Rabi, “The Post-Arab Spring Middle East: Root Causes, Regional Order, and Israel’s Evolving Foreign Policy”
  2. David Patterson, A Genealogy of Evil: From Nazism to Islamic Jihad. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 2010
  3. Uzi Rabi, Brandon Friedman, “Weaponizing Sectarianism in Iraq and Syria,” Foreign Policy Research Institute, 2017 
  4. Maajid Nawaz, Radical: My Journey Out of Islamic Extremism (Guilford, Ct.: Globe Pequot Press, 2013)
  5. Sam Harris, The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Extremism (New York: W.W. Norton, 2005)
  6. Abdullah Saeed and Hassan Saeed, Freedom of Religion, Apostasy and Islam (Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 2004)
  7. Abdolkarim Soroush, Reason, Freedom, and Democracy in Islam (Oxford University Press, 2000)