Learning Objectives

Brief learning objectives have been made available by the author, to assist you with your studies. 


This chapter will enable a greater understanding of:
The impacts of World War II on the Middle East and the emergence of independent states in the region.
The emergence of the State of Israel and the core controversies of the Arab–Israeli conflict.
The decline of colonial influence in the region and the transfer to the Cold War environment.
The impacts of the Cold War, particularly the impacts of superpower foreign policy on regional political dynamics.
How regional events, such as the Yemen Civil War, the Lebanese Civil War and the Iran–Iraq War, capture the impacts of the Cold War on the Middle East.