Hugh Wilford and America's Great Game: The CIA's Secret Arabists in the Middle East

Hugh Wilford (b. 1965) is a British historian who was trained in the UK but is currently based at California State University. His recent works have mainly been concerned with the role of the CIA in shaping Cold War culture in America and the West. However, in ‘America’s Great Game’, Wilford turns his focus towards American covert operations in the Middle East, especially during the early Cold War period (up to 1958). Discover how the CIA’s involvement in this volatile region (which began with individuals who strongly sympathised with the political aspirations of Arabs and Muslims) went so horribly wrong.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

SUGGESTED READING

COURSE OUTLINE

  • The author and his work: Hugh Wilford – British historian of the Cold War and the CIA.
  • The structure of: ‘America’s Great Game’.
  • The key arguments of: ‘America’s Great Game’.

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the contribution of Hugh Wilford to the study of the Cold War and the CIA.
  2. Comprehend the structure of: ‘America’s Great Game’.
  3. Appreciate the arguments of: ‘America’s Great Game’.
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26 Jul

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