What grand strategy should the U.S. adopt in an increasingly turbulent world?

You only need to write the draft of the paper and this is the whole requirements of the paper. It needs to be between three and five pages.

“For the final paper, you will address the following questions:  What grand strategy should the U.S. adopt in an increasingly turbulent world? Is there a conflict between U.S. national interests and international  concerns,  or  do  the  two  approximately  align?  Which  of  the  two  should  the  U.S. prioritize as it devises and conducts its foreign policy, and which strategic methods and tools best  serve this objective? Should the U.S. be more or less active in international affairs? 

The final paper should be no shorter than five double spaced pages and should not exceed ten page s in length. Your initial paper draft (due July 1) should include your thesis, construct the beginnings 

of an argument supporting this thesis, and carefully incorporate relevant evidence to bolster your 

argument.  A  good  draft  will  also  consider  alternative arguments  and  address  any  evidence  that seems to contradict the stated thesis. This initial draft should be between three and five pages that is,  roughly  half  the  length  of  your  eventual  final  document.  You  should  submit  it  as  a  word document or text file (not as a PDF) to the relevant Carmen assignment page. 

You will also engage in the peer review process to help fellow students improve their initial drafts, and  you  will  utilize  their  peer  reviews  to  improve  your  own.  All  peer  reviewed  drafts  will  be anonymous: I will circulate an anonymized version of your draft to two other students, who will 

then produce a review. The best of these reviews will restate the central thesis and main arguments 

of the paper, discuss their strengths and weaknesses, and sug

gest potential revisions. I will then 

grade these reviews on the quality of the feedback you provide to your peers. 

The final draft of your paper should be a thorough revision of your initial draft, taking into account 

my earlier feedback as well as the pe

er review comments you received. It should also include a 

clearly  stated  introduction  (What  is  your  Thesis?),  a  carefully  articulated  argument  integrating 

sources  from  class,  a  section  discussing  and  rebutting  potential  counterarguments,  a  conclusion 

summarizing and crystallizing your central claims, and an appended bibliography. Throughout the 

paper,  you  should  cite  all  your  sources;  my  preferred  citation  format  is  the  Chicago  Manual  of 

Style, but any standard formatting style, e.g. MLA and APA, will be accepted. For this particular 

paper, simply ensure you consistently use your chosen citation style. “


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