strayer pol300 week 1 to week 6 discussions [ all 6 discussions ]

| September 29, 2018

week 1Week 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 6Week 6 Discussion”Turning to a Market Economy” Please respond to the following: Many developing countries in the “Global South” turned to socialism in the past as a means to solve their economic problems. Now, in the light of the evident failure of socialism, many of these countries seek to create fast growth through the establishment of “market economies.”Using the country you researched in the e-Activity, identify which of the five market economy policies the country appears to be following. Explain how you reached this conclusion.Speculate about the likelihood of success of achieving a prosperous market economy for the country you researched.Explain which of the policies is most effective and least effective for the country you researched? Provide a rationale with your answer.Or Alternative question:In your reading about the Third Gulf war (as covered in our textbook in week 5) , in which the US took out Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in 2003, it notes that after the US bombings raid, we disbanded his Sunni Iraqi soldiers/military, as well as its security forces and police. Later, after new elections, Iraq went into the hands of the Shi’ite majority and became a strong ally of Iran! This was one of the war’s unintended consequences.While the US tried to instill a sense of pluralistic cooperation within the coalition government and other entities like the Sons of Iraq, it seems that the more radical elements of Al-Qaeda, Wahhabism, and Islamic fundamentalism claimed the battlegrounds. Moderation is hard to foster in a war torn region once the absolute dictators are removed and vengeance is on the loose.Here are some critical questions raised:1. How did the elimination of the Ba’ath party and the banning of all former Ba’ath party members from participation in employment and reconstruction efforts lead to the initial onset of insurgency in Iraq?2. What were the insurgency’s grievances? Who were the insurgents targeting and why?3. Do you believe that there is a link between the original Sunni insurgency in Iraq and the present day rise of ISIS? Why or why not?

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