The Taliban represents an ideology. What is that ideology?
What were the circumstances for the Taliban’s established power? What led to their power?
Does the Taliban’s belief system conflict with any other political belief systems? Which? How?
What are the different crises that existed in this conflict?
Does this ideology have links with other ideologies across the Middle East?
Pastors and Imams have preached the importance of acceptance and welcomed survivors back into congregations
Muslim leaders encouraged survivors back to the mosques and instead of singling them out, encouraged them to stand in line with others
Faith leaders have role-modelled acceptance by visiting and supporting survivors
Review technology trends in genetics, nanotechnology, robotics, and AI
Explore ethical implications and challenges of these trends
History of imperial meddling
US support for 1953 coup
US support for the Shah regime
US funding for regime change
US threat of military action against Iran
US invasion of two neighbours
US military bases around Iran
Popular frustration with repressive regime
The Battle of Lepanto (1571) Beginning of the downfall Conflict between the Ottoman and Habsburg empires extended to Mediterranean Sea Turkish navy fought against Spain and Venice Destruction of the Turkish fleet Government Became weaker and parts of the empire began to act independently Murad III (Ruled 1574-95) the Caucasus were conquered and Azerbaijan seized Ottomans were driven out of the Caucasus and Azerbaijan in 1603 and out of Iraq in 1604