Regional Issues

Select a current issue affecting Southeast Asia, such as the conflict in Timor-Leste (East Timor) or the religious tensions in the Philippines, and obtain facilitator approval.

The chosen topic is : Poverty and Income Inequality in Southeast Asia

Research the issue and prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper, addressing the following questions:

· Does the issue arise from political, economic, or cultural differences, or something else?

· Is the issue recent or does it have roots in the past? If so, what are its roots?

· How is the local government responding to the situation?

· How are the area’s neighbors involved?

· What is the United States’ position on the issue?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.