Response Assignment #1

Explain the different elements (historical, geographic, and cultural) that influenced the
development of different foreign policy “styles” in the United States and Russia (the Soviet
Union). What is (was) the foreign policy style of each country like? How did they differ from
each other? What makes each country’s foreign policy style unique? Reply in paragraph form;
your response should be approximately one block paragraph in length (roughly half a page long).

PoLI 1010 research paper

A minimum of six (6) double spaced typed pages, appropriately cited with a
bibliography is required. MLA format.
I have attached the proposal. Please use the topic.

See in instructions

Prompt:
How would US politics change if we switched to a parliamentary system? In making your argument, discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of parliamentary and presidential systems – but apply these advantages and disadvantages to the American case!
write a mini-paper on one of the following prompts. Please rely on the assigned readings for the corresponding session. Mini-papers have three purposes. They provide a way for me to give credit for careful class preparation; they give you the opportunity to clarify your thinking by practicing analytic writing; Mini-papers are typed and are not longer than half a page, single-spaced, using standard margins and a font size of 12 (400 words max). Please note that all submissions will be screened for potential plagiarism. The mini-papers ask you a question about the assigned reading(s) and you will write a short composition that supports your answer to the question. To do this successfully, you must be able to support your answer with textual evidence, and guard against the tendency to ignore textual evidence that might undermine your thesis. The main objectives of this assignment are to develop your skills at a) thinking through complex texts that do not always provide simple answers, and b) writing a focused argument. There will be more than one persuasive answer to the question I ask. Thus the criteria for a mini-paper are: (1) Clarity: do you make your supporting points clear? (2) Precision and accuracy: do you draw your supporting points from specific places in the text, using quotation marks and page numbers appropriately, and do you make correct assertions about the text? (3) Comprehensiveness and balance: have you identified the textual passages important to this question? (4) Organization: do you present your arguments in a coherent order with smooth transitions and grammatical sentences? No need for any formatting. Single spaced. 400 words only. Use own thinking and support it from PDF attached and cite please. Please refer to more content from the readings I attached and cite them, in all paragraphs. Please read the instructions carefully and make sure all are met. Make sure it is 400 words please. Thank you

Critical Thinking Assignment

1. Explain in 1 PARAGRAPH how realists and liberals use history. Which paradigm emphasizes continuity and the inevitably of war, and which paradigm emphasizes change and progress?
2. What was the name of the peace settlement ending the 30 Years War (1648)? Why is this peace settlement seen as the birth of the modern state system? What else is significant about this peace settlement? What was the model of order created by this 1648 peace settlement, and what was the lesson of the failure of this model of order (as seen by the Napoleonic Wars)?
3. Drawing on the following video, summarize the Napoleonic Wars. Who was the aggressor? Who won the war? Etc.
What was the peace settlement ending the war?
What was the model of order?

4. Drawing on the following video, summarize WWI. What were the long term causes of the war? What was the immediate cause of WWI? Who lost the war? Who won the war? Etc.

What was the peace settlement ending the war?
What was the model of order?
What was the lesson learned from this period?

5. https://www.carnegiecouncil.org/publications/ethics_online/0105 (Links to an external site.)
Drawing on the above link respond to the following question regarding Western bias in IR scholarship:

What are some of the reasons given for the Western bias in IR textbooks? (see first part of article). 1 PARAGRAPH
6. https://www.carnegiecouncil.org/publications/ethics_online/0105 (Links to an external site.)
Drawing on the above link, respond to the following question:

What are some of the critiques of the defense of Western bias in textbooks the author notes? (Put another way, how does the author of this article criticize textbooks support of the continuing use of a Western perspective?)
7. https://www.carnegiecouncil.org/publications/ethics_online/0105 (Links to an external site.)
Drawing on the above link, respond to the following question:

What problems does the author highlight regarding solely looking at International Relations from a Western perspective? What are some of the solutions proposed to fix this problem?

Civic Inspirations

Add to the list of inspirations for the course. Find a text of
roughly 6-10 pages. It can be a speech or a short article, from anywhere around the world. Perhaps something by Nelson Mandela, or Martin Luther King. But do not limit yourself to these
two suggestions! Think of perspectives that are missing from the syllabus. It must be inspiring and hope reinforcing, and it must be of general interest. Submit this chosen text with a few paragraphs that you write in justification of your choice.

Current Event

Find a current event article relating to US foreign policy during the Biden administration and respond to the following questions in a short essay of 2-3 paragraphs:
What is the title of the article? Who is the author? What is the source (i.e. website)? (Please provide a link to the article).
Then, summarize the article (i.e. what is the topic of the article, what does the article discuss, is the author making any particular arguments or presenting a certain viewpoint? or is the article more descriiptive?)
Finally, can you connect this article to something we have been discussing in class? (i.e. paradigms, nature of international system, historical perspectives, historical analogies, systems of mainintaing order, etc)? Can you note any bias in the article (political bias, pushing a certain argument/ viewpoint, etc)?

Note: Please proofread and watch grammar and spelling. Please write in complete sentences.

The United States and Latin America

argue against the idea that the United States has had a large impact on Latin American development. A present-day question regards whether the US is losing its influence in the region. Read the two articles listed below, and then answer the following questions: How much influence does the US really have on Latin American countries?In what ways has that influence changed in the last few decades?Do you see those influences as a positive or a negative for Latin America?What can the US do to improve its relations with Latin American countries? Should the US pursue stronger ties with the region? Why?Where do you see the US / Latin American relationship going in a decade from now. Cite anything used as a source.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/01/donald-trump-us-mexico-relations-history

Comparative Politics of the Middle East

Please answer the following questions – 1 to 1.5 page single spaced each.
1. Of the various reasons for the failure of state-led development in the Middle East, which one was the most important? Why?
2. Of the different political ideologies that have risen and fallen in the Middle East in recent decades, which one was the weakest in terms of popularity? Why?
No in-text citation required, and only two sources are required for this exam. The sources are
Cammett, et al., A Political Economy of the Middle East
Kamrava. The Modern Middle East: A Political History since the First World War. Please refer to the document for further instructions for the essay.

quiz 1

Select any current event issue form international affairs that involves difference of opinions. what are the different sides. use levels of analysis to explain which side should or will prevail. Or use them to explain why an event happened the way it did provide a theoretical ethos to support your view.