The transatlantic Alliance has served as a pillar of security and prosperity for both North America and Europe. However, the end of the Cold War and the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq have affected the transatlantic Alliance by bifurcating the way by which Americans and Europeans look at their national and collective security. Nothing highlights the complexity and nuances of this change more than the causal factors and consequences of the growth of Islam and Islamism in Europe, and the rise of Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists as a consequence of the unfolding, yet unpredictable Arab revolutions. This has taken a multi-dimensional immediacy in light of both Washington and Europe’s confrontation with radical Islamism and Western concern about Arab rebellions that have triggered regional rivalry and intensified sectarianism, underscoring the complexity of these interconnected issues that have confounded policymakers and analysts. This course attempts to analyze a number of conflicting security issues within the context of their local and international dimensions, with the aim of shedding light on certain misconceptions affecting U.S. and European foreign policy.
Islam and Islamism in Great Britain, France and Germany
Islam and Islamism in lowland countries
Bosnia: The Hub of Salafism?
The Israeli-United States Alliance, Europe, Islamism and Arab Revolutions
The United States, Europe and Arab Revolutions in al-Maghreb
The United States, Europe and Arab Revolutions in the Arabian Peninsula
The United States, Europe and Arab Revolutions in the Levant
The Transatlantic Alliance, Islamism and Arab Revolutions: The Rise or Fall of the Alliance?
Course # F8M1 — Full 8 weeks
Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Mondays – Oct. 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4, 18, 25, Dec. 2, 9; NO CLASS NOV. 11