The modern Middle East experienced two powerful external forces: Western colonialism (and its culturalimpact) and the rise of American power during the Cold War.
After World War II, Middle Easterners sought toend Western colonialism while adopting aspects of Western modernity, and they had to deal with a new Westernpower—the U.S.—in a global ideological struggle that was not of their making.
In a 1500- to 1800-word papercompare and contrastthe attitudes and tactics of Mohammad Mosaddegh of Iran and Gamal Abdel Nasser ofEgypt in their struggles against colonialism and in responding to growing U.S. influence in Middle Easternaffairs.
(NOTE: exceeding 1800 words will result in a grade reduction.)
Write on all of the following topics:
1) Their positions on nationalism, the proper role of Islam in politics, and their own religious beliefs.
(Include, as well, a brief description of their class and educational backgrounds.)
2) Their opinions of modern Western culture/civilization.
3) Their strategies to remove Western economic domination from their countries.
4) Their opinions of the United States. (Did these views change over time?)
5) The United States government’s views of these two leaders. (Did these views change over time?)
For each of the above topics that you discuss, use section headings in your paper.
Sources: You will use only the books you have been assigned for this course:
All theShah’s Men BY : Stephen Kinzer
Cutting the Lion’s Tail BY : Mohamed H. Heikal
and your textbook: The Modern Middle East, 4th edition : James L. Gelvin
You need to quote from, and cite, all threesources, but especially the first two.
You must quote from and cite your sources in order to back up your arguments (although keep yourquotations short. Also, DO NOT cite without quoting). In doing this, use the parenthetical MLA style of citingyour sources, and a “Works Cited” page at the end of your paper—also in MLA format. This style can befound at:
http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/DocMLACitation_Format.html. For the “Works Cited” page, use this link:
http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/DocMLAWorksCited_Book.html. Proper citation will constitute 20% of yourpaper grade. You must have a minimum of two cited quotations per page.
(Remember: no citations withoutquotations.)
Also, do not cite page ranges (e.g., 20-25).
Do not manufacture quotations: quote exactly or useellipses (…) for omitted text. (NOTE:
Do not include your “Work Cited” page in your word count. There are some websites that will even generatea “Works Cited” entry for you: e.g., http://www.calvin.edu/library/knightcite/index.php. (NOTE: Students areresponsible to double-check the formatting accuracy of such websites.)
You must number and double-space your pages, and use 12-point Times New Roman font. Single-sided
You must use grammatical and properly spelled and punctuated English. (Consider visiting the SCAA.)
Turnitin.com: In addition to giving me a hard copy, you must upload a digital version of your paper to theturnitin.com link on the course website in “Course Materials.” Failure to do so will result in your paper notbeing graded.
Deviation from any of the above instructions will detract from your grade.
DO NOT PLAGIARIZE—YOU WILL GET AN “F” IN THE COURSE, NOT JUST ON THE PAPER:
Plagiarism is the submission or presentation of work—in any form—that is not your own, withoutacknowledging the source, and it can occur whenever you make use of the ideas or words of another withoutincluding an appropriate citation. Regardless of intent, the failure to provide proper acknowledgment of your useof another’s work constitutes plagiarism. Also, any text string from another source that is more than four or fivewords long, but is not in quotation marks, would constitute plagiarism. So, place any text string over 4-5 wordsinside quotation marks, followed by a citation at the end of the sentence in parentheses. NOTE: beware ofunwitting or unintentional plagiarism—keep notes of where you got text and ideas from.