Strategic Studies And National Security

ESSAY 2 (1000-1500 words- excludes the title, abstract, and reference pages) Choose one of the following questions: Are we witnessing the rise of new Great Powers? Or are we witnessing the rise of new regional powers and the regionalization of world politics? Will this transform world politics? OR What might be specific about the foreign policy behavior of the Great Powers? How much freedom of action do Great Powers really have when it comes to implementing grand strategies? OR In a world of increasingly scarce natural resources and global environmental threats, what are we to make of the current revival in Great Power thinking? Can these issues be resolved with a focus on geo-economics? Points to Cover in Essay 2: • Use evidence to support your position, such as statistical evidence or dates and events. • Validate your position with authoritative references or primary source quotations (four sources). o At least three readings from the syllabus. Sources must either be peer-reviewed publications, governmental reports, and/or from the syllabus. • Provide one current event to support your position—no repetition allowed • Examine the strengths and weaknesses of your assessment. Discuss at the end of your paper at least one weakness and one strength in your argument in your paper. • The paper should be written in a way that entices the reader and contributes to our understanding of strategic studies and the context of the question answered