Discussion Post

Discuss the geopolitical and strategic importance of the Persian Gulf (i.e. waterways, resources) in relation to contemporary international affairs in the region. Give specific examples.

at least 500 words

Assigned documentaries for post:

1. Hidden Wars of Desert Storm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihIzk3B3ckg
Available in 7 short parts through youtube.com. Type the title of the documentary on the browse box, you will see all seven parts.

2. IRAN Iran Is Not the Problem

3. Showdown with Iran: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/showdown/view/

Note: in addition to your assigned documentaries utilize at least two outside academic sources. You are not allowed to use the Wikipedia as one of your main two academic sources. At the bottom of your essay cite at least two outside sources that you have used to complete your assignment. Give the author (s)’ names, publication date, name of article, and the source where you found the article (i.e. printed books, journals or Internet web site) respectively. Follow the APA or MLA writing style for your essay and references.