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These six questions cut across themes and time to explore some of the big-picture issues affecting the Middle East. Accompanying background essays and classroom lessons offer opportunities to learn more.

How were the modern nation-states of the Middle East created?

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    Stereotypes     Natural Resources  
 

What are some typical misperceptions and stereotypes Westerners hold about Islam and the Middle East, and vice versa?

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What role have natural resources played in the politics and economy of the Middle East?

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    U.S. Policy     Religious Militancy  
 

What have been the role and effects of U.S. foreign policies and actions in the Middle East?

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What is religious militancy and its relationship to terrorism?

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    Roles of Women        
 

What factors determine the changing roles of women in the Middle East and Islamic societies?

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