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Catastrophic World Food Crisis predicted | EUTimes.net

Catastrophic World Food Crisis predicted | EUTimes.net | World Issues-U | Scoop.it
David Frum, the American-Canadian journalist, editorialist and political writer makes a shocking prediction in his opinion column in CNN: that 2013 will be (They will cut the flow of food....now you know why they wanted to monopolize the food industry...

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Canada closes embassy in Cairo amid mounting tensions

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Canada has temporarily closed its embassy in Cairo because of rioting over an anti-Muslim film, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird told the Star Thursday.

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Disputed Isles

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Competing territorial claims have led to maritime disputes off the coast of Asia. See a map of the islands at issue.

 

This is an nice interactive map that allows the reader to explore current geopolitical conflicts that are about controlling islands.  This is an good source to use when introducing Exclusive Economic Zones, which is often the key strategic importance of small, lightly populated islands.   

 

Tags: EastAsia, SouthEastAsia, political, unit 4 political, territoriality, autonomy, conflict, economic. 


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Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, April 24, 2014 2:40 PM

This interactive page gives relevant information about islands that are disputed over in southeast Asia.  I liked it because you could see the information in context with the map.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 9:47 PM

This is like a game of Monopoly when people try and get all the houses or businesses. Except this is real life and real isles. Whose is whose? How does Asia decide where and how the EEZ's should be divided.

Benjamin Jackson's curator insight, December 14, 2015 12:05 PM

considering that half of the nations involved are island nations, this is hardly surprising. every nation has issues with their neighbors. even the us and Canada dispute some territory. but these disputes can hardly end as well, when half of these nations have fought wars with each other for most of their histories.

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Egypt issues arrest warrants for Terry Jones, Coptic Christians over anti-Islam video

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Egyptian authorities on Tuesday ordered the arrest of seven Egyptian Coptic Christians and a U.S. pastor for alleged involvement in the production of an anti-Islam video tied to protests across the Middle East and North Africa, the BBC reported.

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