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(S5.E17.) Chpt 15 The Middle East Today

Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History During the Past Century. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

This podcast episode provides an overview of recent history in the Middle East. This region has been consumed by two major issues: homeland for both Israel and Palestine and conflict within the Muslim World between the Shias and the Sunnis. The conflict within this region spills over into the rest of the world due to its strategic location, relationships of those countries with the superpowers, and the impact of oil prices and supply. It is difficult to ever read a newspaper and not find a headline from the Middle East.

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