strayer pol300 week 1 to 10 discussions done on 2015 [ all 10 discussions ]

| June 3, 2016

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week 1

Week 1 Discussion
“Idealism vs. Realism in International Politics” Please respond to the following:

Roskin and Berry allude to the tendency toward idealism in international politics before WWII ended in 1945, but the tendency toward realism after that year.

Explain what the authors mean by “idealism” and “realism” in international politics.
Characterize the differences between the world before 1945 and the world after that year with respect to international relations.
Explain the causes of the transition (from idealism to realism).

week 2

“America in Vietnam” Please respond to the following:

The Vietnam War was a counterinsurgency that involved us in guerilla warfare that was similar, in some ways, to what we face in Afghanistan today. But the way the Vietnam War was conducted was considered to be immoral and unjust by many.

Describe the prevailing arguments of what constitutes a “just war,” and assess the justice of the Vietnam War in that context.
Speculate on how the world would be different today if the U.S. had not become involved in Vietnam.

week 3

“The Collapse of the Soviet Union” Please respond to the following:

Roskin discusses three theories about causes of the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Choose one of these theories and explain how it relates to the collapse of the USSR, and assess and justify whether it relates to its internal or external foreign policy.
Discuss whether all three of the causes are equally at fault, or whether one, more than the other, is the basic culprit of the demise of the USSR.

week 4
“The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” Please respond to the following:

For thousands of years, up to the 20th century, the land of Palestine was a homeland for Christians, Jews, and Muslims. In the 20th century, the British got involved in the Middle East in several ways, culminating in the attempt to make Palestine a “Homeland” for European Jews to go to. Based on the e-Activity and Roskin Chapter 8 for this week:

Hypothesize on what reasons exist for feeling hopeful about the future of the conflict. If there is no reason to feel hopeful, explain why.
Speculate on the probable future of the dispute based on your readings in Roskin and your familiarity with current events.

“Egypt in Turmoil” Please respond to the following:

Explain the causes of the turmoil in Egypt in early 2011.
Why do you think Muslim Bortherhood’s democratically elected government was overruled by military?
Appraise the prospects for the brotherhood in Egypt and the future of military.
What could be the repercussions when a dictatorship is forced out allowing other strong elements to shape the fate of the people – where does this take Egypt in the wake of other threats such as ISIL?
Alternative Question:

In the wake of Grey’s death in the hands of police and Baltimore unrest on Monday night, April 27th, 2015:

– How do you analyze the root causes to how and why a peaceful demonstration turns to violent riots and damage to community?

– What are the impacts of culture of violence, mob mentality, poverty, unemployment and poor education in our society? Is this limited to African Americans?

– Should government officials take heat to calling the rioters as thugs? Is the “T” word the new “N” word?

week 7

Week 7 Discussion
“National Security” Please respond to the following:

Select any two of the four basic strategies used to preserve security. Identify and describe what assumptions are made about the opponent according to each of the two strategies you chose.
Give an example of each of the two strategies in current world politics and speculate on their effectiveness.

week 9

“The Rise of China” Please respond to the following:

Describe the principal effects of China’s increasing prosperity on U.S./China relations.
Is the rise of China a good thing or a bad thing for the U.S.? Explain your answer.

week 8
“Coping with Terrorism” Please respond to the following:

Is the United States making progress in reducing or preventing terrorism? Explain your answer.
If the United States is NOT making progress, what would have to happen to make the efforts against terrorism more effective?
If the United States IS making progress, to what do you attribute this success?

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week 10

“International Law” Please respond to the following:

Propose why the United States is not on board with all of the efforts, tribunals, courts, and declarations of international law. Give an example.
Give your opinion: Do you trust that international law is impartial? Why or why not?

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