Topic 1. NASWA Geography in the News
For this discussion, find a recent news article (within the past 12 months) that describes the latest developments in a conflict, issue, or other major event in this the NASWA realm. Provide a brief summary of the conflict/issue/event that your article describes, and your own analysis of how this issue might affect the realm, and might be resolved. Be sure that the topic of the news article has some connection with the geographical issues and concepts we’ve been discussing, and be sure to highlight these connections in your discussion.
Remember that your article summary must be in your own words to avoid plagiarism.
Topic 2. Oil
It’s hard to discuss this region of the world without talking about oil. Pick a country in this region with significant oil reserves and exports. Provide a brief descriiption of the amount of oil this country exports and has in reserves. What difficulties does this country face in extracting and exporting its oil? Also, how has the revenue generated by this oil have been used (or misused) by the country you chose? Do you think the oil revenue is being used in a way that will best benefit the country in the future?