Transcript: Biggest Resources Oil Oil. That is what the modern Middle Eastern geopolitics have generally been about. Libya is a significant oil exporter, and recent developments have roiled the oil markets, driving the price above $110 dollars a barrel. that's the highest since July 2008, after spiking to nearly 150 a barrel. It could spike as high as 220 dollars a barrel. 66% of our oil comes from the middle east Farmland/soil The food price index published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization graphs shows that In February, it stood at 236 index points, a 34% increase from a year ago, and surpassing its previous peak, reached the same summer in 2008 when bread riots began in Egypt. Water Water is a fundamental part of the social contract in Middle Eastern countries. the government provides cheap or even free water in order to ensure the consent of the governed.
Transcript: Middle East:By yesenia orduno Here are some facts i know about the Middle East. The middle east is were all the trading roads connected. The worlds earliest civilizations, Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt, originated in the Fertile Crescent and Nile Valley regions of the ancient Near East. During the Cold War, the Middle East was a theater of ideological struggle between the two superpowers and their allies: NATO and the United States on one side, and the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact on the other, as they competed to influence regional allies. Here are some current events. Qatar has recently announced that it was going to boost its own food security and start investing in a master plan to turn 45,000 hectares (111,000 acres) of its own land into farms The United States and China are likely to find themselves competing for access to Middle East oil as China's booming economy demands increasing amounts of energy. This video is about how the revolution started.
Transcript: Al Qaeda -Al Qaeda wants to establish a single, unified Islamic nation -Who will be there next leader? - Will Al-Qaeda retailiate? - U.S. has a high alert for tourists - Safety (cautionary procedures) - Not as prevelant as before now that Osama bin Laden is dead CFR Update -In Yemen, government troops are trying to recapture areas held by Islamic militants. -They have killed 12 suspected al-Qaida members in Abyan Tunisia -Where the revolution began -Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire -restriction of freedom -internet censorship -poor economy -torture political prisioners -dictator gone CFR update - The Prime Minister of Tunisia annoced that Tunisia will hold an election on October 23. Egypt - dissatisfied with government -Shut down Internet -corruptness -poor economic conditions -U.S. rooting for democracy CFR Update - Activists are pressing Egypt's military rulers to investigate accusations that soldiers subjected female detainees to virginity tests. Libya - Who are the rebels supporting? - Will Qaddafi go? - Government troops fired on protestors - US and UN responded by bombings - protestors are being killed CFR Update -Muammer Gaddafi ordered mass rapes and bought containers of sex drugs for troops to attack women. -poor economy -Shia protetsors against Sunni government -Saudi Arabia wants King to stay because of Shia protestors -US concerned about losing their Fifth Fleet -US concerned about losing access to Iraq Bahrain
Transcript: Before we ask ourselves when we should leave Iraq, I think we need to first ask ourselves why we went into Iraq in the first place. ...clearly that won't happen. They are responsible for themselves and their own peace. We can only provide help and moral support. What Began when? Hinduism Religion across the world Americans... Use.... 20.... MILLION Barrels of oil.... A DAY That's at least a fourth of the WORLD'S supply!! How can we help?! Reduce our amount of oil consumption! It's that simple! "This country will not be a good place for any of us to livei in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in." - Theodore Roosebelt, 26th President of the United States Israel Crisis Others say it is because we want to help the conditions of the Iraq community. Religions let you express yourself.... Or, are we even helping the situation? Is this worth our money? We want to reduce Iraq's weapons of mass distruction Solar Powered Cars... Can the United States help? Why are we there? This would provide Israel with security Who Should get the land? I don't think anyone will really understand or know when we can pull all of our troops out from the Middle East. The Jews, Shiites, Sunnis could make a huge difference in this issue. They could all be huge role models if they came to a resolution to their problems. To end support on terrorism The United State... The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power. But, I believe that: We need to pull our troops out gradually because if we don't, complete chaos will abrupt. Just because we leave the country does not mean that we can't help them from our homeland. Staying "friends" with them may benefit us by providing oil for us. OIL As our nation grows in technology we need to rapidly use that technology to come up with plan B. Oil is not something that can last forever and we need to come up with other ways we will get through each day without oil. An example... Where is the debate now? Iraq-American Conflicts Arabs want to spread out and create one culture and belief, but the Jews see Jerusalem as their homeland and that they should have the right to live there. As oil runs out the Middle East needs to come to the conclusion that they need to find something else that may help their economy. Some say that the Palestinians should get what is called the Gaza strip and the West Bank So, when do we get to leave? One of the main reasons some say we are in Iraq is just to make sure we have the oil that we need. There are ten different ways on this website of a solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Other Solutions What progress has been made? Or, what is our purpose in Iraq? Peace is hard to find in the Middle East sometimes because there are so many different cultures, religions, and views on life. The Middle East Are they going to come to an agreement? Religion is important to express your opinion on life and why you are on this world. All though we all have different opinions on who are god is and what is right and wrong, we need to come together to create a better world. The closer we are as friends, the better the World is going to turn out to be. Religion Christianity is growing in the Middle East, but isn't necesarrily the most common. Details of belief as taught or discussed. Water is very scarce, so who will get the land near the water? The Kurds, Sunnis, and Shiites should all remain separate groups and land areas as goes. The two-state solution involves the dividing of the land between the two groups of people. Peace The Middle East and their issues Oil is a huge help to keep their lives going. Without it, they may end up in deeper poverty. Crisis between Israelis and Palestinians Began in the early 20th century The issue is the land and who gets what Still occuring today US troops were due to leave the country by the end of 2011..... Pros and Cons are listed for each solution http://israelipalestinian.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000632#1 Is this worth the risk? I think this is a good idea, but they need to know that they all exist and that it is okay to help each other out and provide things for one another A Solution!? Main Concerns
Transcript: The Middle East Culture A journey through data Omari Lott Arab Dozens of rivers are found in the Middle East (Asia). Most are small, so here we highlight the four major ones, and offer a brief description. Amu Darya: This river flows from a high plateau in the Pamir Mountains of central Asia, across southern Tajikistan, forming its border with Afghanistan, then northwest, forming parts of the borders between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan and on into the Aral Sea. It's (1,578 miles) (2,539 km) in length. In ancient times the Amu Darya was called the Oxus. It was part of Persia, and played a significant role in the military campaigns of Alexander the Great. Euphrates: From the Caucasus Mtns of Armenia, it flows southwesterly across east-central Turkey, then generally southeast through Syria and Iraq, ending in the waters of the Persian Gulf. It joins with the Tigris in southern Iraq, and from that junction continues on as the Shatt al Arab. Overall it's (2,235 miles) (3,596 km) in length, and is certainly the longest river in the Middle East. Historically important in ancient history, the once great city of Babylon stood on its banks. Indus: It begins in the high mountains of Tibet (southwestern China), flowing northwest through the Jammu & Kashmir region of India and Pakistan, then generally south through Pakistan, ending in the Arabian Sea. The Indus, through a series of dams and canals, provides much of the irrigation and power for central Pakistan. It's (1,800 miles) (2,896 km) in length. Tigris: Rising in the mountains of southern Turkey, the Tigris flows southeast through Iraq, where in the southern part of that country it merges with the Euphrates to become the Shatt al Arab, which then flows to the Persian Gulf. The river has numerous small tributaries running from its eastern bank, and is (1,180 miles) (1,899 km) in length. Jordan faces challenges at the international, regional and domestic levels. There is a significant shift under way in the conduct of international politics, where international relations are increasingly based entirely on economic interest. A country like Jordan, totally dependent on its allies, needs to revise its position and approach based on these changes as the underlying value of its perceived political alliances have changed completely. There is limited leverage to be gained from political advantage, as such Jordan needs to innovate and create new opportunities from new alliances based on economic pragmatism. Struggles Persians "Jordan's strategic support is Israel,” said David Hacham, an Arab affairs expert at the Israeli Defense Ministry. "We are the factor that enables the survival of the regime in Jordan.” Jordan's relationship with Israel provides the Hashemite kingdom with the Western security blanket it needs to keep its economy strong and fend off enemies both foreign and domesticFor its part, Israel benefits from close security cooperation and intelligence sharing with Jordan. In April, for example, Jordanian officials arrested a domestic Hamas cell and seized a cache of missiles, explosives and other weapons they said was smuggled into the kingdom.In addition, Jordan's peace with Israel gives the Jewish state the benefit of not having to worry about attacks along its longest border, a span of more than 200 miles. Jordan also represents a buffer against invasion of Israel by hostile armies to the east, such as those of Iraq, Iran or the Persian Gulf states. Competitive Competitors Jordan needs a complete rethink and revision of its vision for the future and state a clear agenda with policies that will achieve those goals, across domestic and foreign policy. This needs a new approach to how policies and positions are formed, especially foreign policy as the regional and international landscape is shifting. If Jordan does not reposition and build new alliances based on mutual economic interest in order to drive domestic economic growth and development, then it will be left behind and the people will suffer. Conclusion Kurds
Transcript: Iran is a theocratic republic because, while it does have political leaders, it also has religious leaders to play the part. In Iran, God is also seen as their supreme ruler. Turkey is home to the Kurds. The majority of Turkey is Muslim. Turkey is a parliamentary representative democracy. Turkey's military consists of Army, Navy, and Air Force. Iraq Israel has a parliamentary system of government. The capital of Israel is Jerusalem. The Euphrates River and Tigris River are main water supplies for Iraq. Iraq has a parliamentary democracy. This means Iraq has a parliament and a prime minister. Turkey Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy. Saudi Arabia's military consists of the Royal Saudi Land Forces, Royal Saudi Air Force, Royal Saudi Navy, Royal Saudi Air Defense, and the Royal Saudi National Guard. Israel Iran Afghanistan is an Islamic Republic.Their military consists f the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Navy. Afghanistan Saudi Arabia
Transcript: ME HISTORY Statistics Body Principle 3: Cash Flows Are the Source of Value. Financial statements provide an important starting point in determining the firm’s cash flow. We should be able to distinguish between reported earnings and cash flow. It is possible for a firm to report positive earnings but have no cash! Describe the content of the four basic financial statements and discuss the importance of financial statement analysis to the financial manager. Evaluate firm profitability using the income statement. Estimate a firm’s tax liability using the corporate tax schedule and distinguish between the average and marginal tax rate. Body Chapter 3 Body Body Learning Objectives Understanding Financial Statements, Taxes, and Cash Flows Body Head Principle 1: Money Has a Time Value. We need to recognize that financial statements do not adjust for time value of money. Middle East Project Body Body Body Principles Used in This Chapter Use the balance sheet to describe a firm’s investments in assets and the way it has financed them. Identify the sources and uses of cash flow for a firm using the firm’s Cash Flow Statement. Arabic Countries Body Introduction Principles Used in This Chapter (cont.) Body
Transcript: Middle East Project we flew out of DFw airport to get to Egypt This is london from where our group flew to Cairo,Egypt from. This is our artifact the Torah Scroll which has sacred laws and stories. This was our project on the Middle East thanks for watching! This is the map of the Middle East This is the DFW airport where we flew from to get to Egypt Middle East project this is where our plain flew in to to get some gas.
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