Political Science Question
PLEASE LIST 2-3 OPTIONS BELOW FROM THE LIST OF NEW SOURCES (i.e, Tehran Times, Daily Dawn and Moscow Times) so that I can assign you a Newspaper
Imagine that you have been hired by the State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research http://www.state.gov/s/inr/. You will be writing an intelligence report and a policy recommendation to President Trump concerning US relations with a specific country. To obtain current information each student will monitor an international newspaper during the semester (to sign up go to the Discussion Board). You should make sure you have consistent, reliable, and free access to the newspaper source.
You should monitor the paper frequently and save key news stories about the US. You will be asked to provide a policy brief (based on the newspaper). Each student will write ~ 2-3 page paper (about 4-6 paragraphs) single spaced. The assignment is worth 25 points and will be uploaded into the DISCUSSION BOARD – for your peers to read and learn from.
PART ONE: (~3-4 paragraphs)
- What is the newspaper you are covering? Where is it published?
- Who publishes it? Is it state or party-owned?
- Provide a brief history of the relationship between the United States and the country/region. Have there been key encounters, conflicts or cooperation?
- What kind of diplomatic relationship exists between the U.S. and this country?
- How is the U.S. regarded by the journalists, government officials or the public?
- On average, how many stories are published about the US each week? Is there coverage or comments on former President Trump’s policies or the current President Biden’s policies? (worth 10 points)
PART TWO: (~3-4 paragraphs)
- Are there perspectives on international events/or U.S. politics that are distinct from those that are common in the U.S.?
- Where do you find support for the U.S.? Where do you find criticism of the U.S.?
- What are the major differences between the international news source and the American news sources you are familiar with?
- Was there anything particularly interesting or surprising that your research found?
- What policy model or theoretical perspectives helps you understand your findings (i.e, realism, idealism, rational choice, bureaucratic politics, organizational theory, groupthink? (worth 10 points)
- What are your primary recommendations to President Biden? Do you believe the U.S. should change or alter its policies or do you find them successful based on your finding about this country? (worth 5 points)