Overview1 'Middle' - of what? 'East' - of where? Is the Middle East a region? 2 Issues in the ocean: Is our use of ocean resources sustainable? 3 Going boldly: Is India's space programme justified? 4 From Shangombo to South Tavy Head: Why are Thandi and Moses working in Soweto market? 5 Using someone else's water: How does water consumption create interdependence and conflict? 6 Biodiversity under threat: Can economic development on Borneo be sustainable?