POLI457 All Assignments (September 2019)

POLI 457 International Relations

Week 1 EXERCISE

Should World Leaders Consider Morality in the Conduct of International Relations?

The United States was recently confronted with two humanitarian crises: The hardship of Haitians recovering from the devastation caused by the 2010 earthquake, and the ongoing violence stemming from Mexico’s drug wars. The governments of both nations were unable to care for the thousands of people affected by these tragedies, and appealed to the United States to relax immigration barriers. Assume the role of an adviser to the President of the United States and write a briefing memo either in support of or in opposition to the request.

You are required to write a one-to-two-page paper showing depth of thought and analysis of the material. Use references from the book and outside sources, properly cite and create a reference list with all sources used, and ensure that you review your work for spelling and grammar mistakes.

Don’t forget to submit your assignment.

POLI 457 International Relations

Week 2 Case Study

Realism and Liberalism on Trial

After thoroughly defining Realism and Liberalism as they pertain to international affairs, examine the following 20th-century atrocities: the Nazi war crimes of WWII; the attempted genocide led by Serbian leader, Slobodan Milosevic; and the reign of Saddam Hussein. Relate each to Realism and/or Liberalism, and argue how each theory could be used as justification for prosecution under international law.

You are required to write a two- to four-page paper showing depth of thought and analysis of the material. Use references from the book and outside sources, properly cite and create a reference list with all sources used, and ensure you review your work for spelling and grammar mistakes.

POLI 457 International Relations

Week 3 Case Study

Capitalism Versus Communism: The United States Versus the Soviet Union in the Cold War Years

Describe and examine the forms of government, economic systems, and foreign policies of the United States and the U.S.S.R. (Soviet Union) during the Cold War years (1945-1991). Also discuss the ultimate outcome of the Cold War: who won, who lost, and the results that impact the world today.

You are required to write a two- to four-page paper showing depth of thought and analysis of the material. Using references from the book and outside sources, properly cite and create a reference list with all sources used, and ensure that you review your work for spelling and grammar mistakes.

POLI 457 International Relations

Week 4 EXERCISE

How Might Economic Concerns Influence Foreign Policy?

Research the cost of a barrel of imported oil from 1960 to 2008. Try to pinpoint significant global events that might affect the price of oil, and write a reflective essay connecting those events to any changes in U.S. foreign policy.

You are required to write a one- to two-page paper showing depth of thought and analysis of the material. Using references from the book and outside sources, properly cite and create a reference list with all sources used, and ensure you review your work for spelling and grammar mistakes.

POLI 457 International Relations

WEEK 5 CASE STUDY

WTO in Action

Using the information in the text, describe how the World Trade Organization would mediate a dispute between the United States and Bangladesh. The United States has gained access to Bangladesh’s markets to sell computer software but has imposed restrictions on the export of rice. In your analysis, describe what steps the WTO would take in such a matter.

You are required to write a two- to four-page paper showing depth of thought and analysis of the material. Using references from the book and outside sources, properly cite and create a reference list with all sources used, and ensure that you review your work for spelling and grammar mistakes.

POLI 457 International Relations

WEEK 6 CASE STUDY

Trade Wars

For some reason, the world is awash in milk, and it all seems headed for American kitchens. It looks and tastes like American milk, but it is cheaper. The U.S. dairy lobby is up in arms; unless the government intervenes, dairy farmers face certain ruin. How should the United States respond? Impose quotas or tariffs? What about higher subsidies for farmers or stiff regulations on food imports? The president of the United States has asked for guidance. Pick one of the options and draft an action memo explaining why. Be sure to include your assessment as to what your recommendation might mean to the United States’s position in the international political economy.

You are required to write a two- to four-page paper showing depth of thought and analysis of the material. Using references from the book and outside sources, properly cite and create a reference list with all sources used, and ensure that you review your work for spelling and grammar mistakes.

Don’t forget to submit your assignment.

POLI 457 International Relations

Week 7 EXERCISE

E-Shopping

Go online and price two items from one of the following categories: shirts (or blouses), trousers, coats, or shoes. One should be made domestically, whereas the other should be imported. The origin, composition, and cost of the products, as well as the impact of buying imported versus domestic, should be part of a reflective essay on the international political economy.

You are required to write a one- to two-page paper showing depth of thought and analysis of the material. Using references from the book and outside sources, properly cite and create a reference list with all sources used, and ensure that you review your work for spelling and grammar mistakes.