Political Science

Political Science 292 Week 3Discussion 6

Discussion Topic

Updated
Task: Reply to this topic

Due March 19 at 11:59 PM

Be sure to read Snow 6 & 7 before responding to this question. Why do countries choose to develop nuclear weapons programs? Does recent experience suggest that pursuit of a nuclear weapon will enhance or detract from a country’s security? Explain. Illustrate your answer with specific examples, such as the cases of North Korea and Iran. The international community recently reached a nuclear agreement with Iran. Does this agreement enhance global security or undermine it?

Discussion 7
Discussion Topic
Updated
Task: Reply to this topic

Due March 19 at 4:00 PM

Although democracies seem as likely as autocracies to be involved in international conflicts, they do seem less likely to be at war with each other. How do we explain this? Do you think democracies are more peaceful than other systems? Would a world of democracies be a more peaceful place? Why or why not?
Discussion 8
Discussion Topic
Updated
Task: Reply to this topic

Due March 19 at 11:59 PM

How do you see the future of war? Will it always be with us because states “still care deeply about the balance of power and are destined to compete for power” (Mearsheimer) or will war come to be seen as an outmoded, illegitimate activity, like slavery, as suggested by John Mueller? Justify your answer

Visit the site of the International Crisis Group.

The ICG is a private multinational organization dedicated to understanding and responding to international crises. Their teams of analysts prepare reports about crisis situations around the globe in order to make recommendations to policymakers. On the left side of the top menu bar, click “regions/countries.” Choose a country and read some recent reports about conflict there.

Then answer the following questions in about 2 pages of text. Cite the reports that you use.

What are the main sources of conflict or tension in your state?
What recommendations has the ICG offered for this country?
What is your reaction to what you have read?
If you find a conflict or crisis that interests you, it could be a topic for your final paper.

find the cost of your paper