Sunday, March 27, 2016

Phase 4, week 3

Hi all

Same assignment as last week... Do keep those questions in mind. If you come across interesting instances of interference or intervention that happened in the past, before this week, you can talk about those too!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Phase 4, week 2

Hi all

For this week, you're doing research on the two countries you picked past week, looking for whatever they have done this week.

By the end of the project, you will have to answer the following questions:
1) What does the country have ate stake in the current conflict?
2) What does it hope to achieve by it involvement?
3) By what methods it is trying to achieve these goals?

Remember you can use any sources you want!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Phase 4, week 1

Hi all

This phase will be shorter than the others; only four blog entries and an essay.

The topic is the involvement or interest of foreign global powers in your conflict (ie not your own country).

Special circumstances:
Some of your conflicts are either pretty much over (Iran nuclear crisis), or not of special interest to people outside the country.
In those cases, you may pick a new issue that is related to the old one (so that you know enough about it) BUT you have to pick it this week so you have time to do the research before the essay. Please explain the switch in this week's blog entry

The assignment:
You should write a paragraph or so explaining what other powers are implicated in your conflict, why, and what they are doing about it. You will have to keep track of those same powers for the next four weeks, so choose wisely. The bigger the power (China, US, Russia, France, Brazil, EU, even NATO), the better.

Please ask me if you need any clarification!
Good luck