Please read up on N Africa & SW Asia and then watch the following short videos from Frontline World (http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/r4.html) For this week’s DB assignment you should discuss one or both of the following sets of questions:
– Discuss some of the issues and/or disputes that have worked to destabilize the N. Africa and SW Asian realm. What are the causes and why have they been so difficult to resolve? How have different members of the international community (such as the U.S., the U.N., neighboring counties, etc.) contributed to the situation for better or worse?
– What are the sources of the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians? Why have these issues been so difficult to resolve and what could be done to improve the situation? Have any outside countries or organizations (such as the U.S., the U.N., Europe, neighboring counties, Iran, etc.) contributed to the situation for better or worse?
Here are the links. You can also select any other relevant film on North African and SW Asia on the Frontline World site at: http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/r4.html .
Sudan: The Quick and the Terrible: http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/sudan/
Libya: Out of the Shadow: http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/rough/2006/08/libya_out_of_th.html
Egypt: Extraordinary Rendition: http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/rendition701/ Iran: Going Nuclear: http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/rough/2006/08/iraq_the_fight.html Palestinian Territories: Inside Hamas: http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/palestine503/video_index.html Iraq: The Fight
Over Kirkuk’s Oil: http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/iran403/watch.html