This week's forum allows us to explore the field of International Political
Economy and learn how the global economy allows some states to
advance further economically, often at the expense of other states.
For much of the 20th century, American President
In Africas early history, large kingdoms formed out of the need to control the continents
vast land and resources as Arab and European traders came to barter for goods, slaves, and gold.
The boundaries of African empires changed over time as leaders rose
Salmon: IRLS213 Midterm
 As an area of study, political geography is the study of how barriers between
individuals and their political communities are established and collapse. The
understanding of the dynamics of space is essential for a proper unders
This week's forum looks at the problems states face in controlling and
policing the open oceans, and how states wrestle with territorial claims
under the seas.
Given this weeks topic, I am going to include a lot of my personal experiences in
February 14, 2016
During the Berlin Conference of 1884, the east African nations of Ethiopia and
Eritrea were given to Italy as colonies. Following an unsuccessful civil war launched by
the Ethiopians for their independence and the end o
This week's forum allows you to understand the politics of natural
resources like water and how the uneven distribution of this resource
can lead to conflict and violence between states.
Since the dawn of irrigated agriculture at least 5000 years ago, con
1. I would suggest that while regulatory reform, streamlining policy, and developing
infrastructure are critical to development in south Asian nations, integration at the
regional level has been inconsistent and weak on all fronts. Currently, intraregio
This week's forum will examine the birth and development of the
European Union, a large supranational organization, and allow you to
decide what the future of this organization might look like.
Well, guess I'm up first this week.
The European Union is an
What role did political geography play in the genocides experienced in
Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia during the 1990s?
Genocide is a term, created in 1944, following the systematic and large scale elimination
of groups of people based on their race, re
Nationalism was the most successful political force of the 19th century. It emerged from
the Romantic exaltation of feeling, identity, and the liberal requirement that a legitimate state be
based on a people rather than a dynasty, God, or imperial dominat