one page paper reflecting why religious terrorism and extremism are so difficult to defeat or otherwise counteract. Also, compare the differences between an Islamic jihad and a Christian Crusade. What is the modern perception of what a jihad is? How have groups like Al Qaeda used jihad to justify what they do?
Corruption seems to be a large part of politics. Have you seen corruption within your city/state? Once it was noticed did you join others to do something about it or just consider it part and parcel of political business? Did this corruption influence your vote in the next election or did you vote the same party politics?