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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.

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     Nation-States  
 

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

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

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    Stereotypes        
 

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

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