Geography issues, Yemen, Somalia, Zimbabwe or Switzerland
Students focus on the geography of a region of interest and how geography relates to an implementation of a project or to the cause of or resolution to a
problem in the region. The study should examine natural resources and resource challenges, paying particular attention to mineral, oil, water, and other high
valued items present in the region. The study should also address future geographical challenges of the region and include recommendations for
infrastructure changes which would help maximize effective use of resources. The course culminates with a substantive research paper or academic project
that reflects broad knowledge, in-depth understanding, analysis, synthesis, and creativity in regard to the topics addressed. In addition to the above, analysis,
synthesis and recommendations should consider U.S. strategic implications when practical. Evaluations should be made as to the viability of the chosen
country to continue as, or become a U.S. strategic partner.