The final policy paper requires you to build on the World 101 Modules, identify
The final policy paper requires you to build on the World 101 Modules, identify a specific policy issue in security, political economy, global governance, or transnational issues, and provide in-depth theoretical and policy analysis. Potential topics include but not limited to: • Global security: nuclear proliferation and disarmament, terrorism and counterterrorism, interstate/civil wars, etc. • Global political economy: exchange rate policies, balance of payments, multinational corporations, financial crises, trade protectionism, regional trade agreements, development assistance, etc. • Global governance: UN reform, UN peacekeeping, multilateralism, regionalism (e.g. EU, OAS), international law/universal jurisdiction, etc. • Transnational issues: human rights, health, environment, migration, human trafficking, etc. Once you choose a broader area/topic, you should narrow it down to a specific issue. Let’s take the example of nuclear proliferation, you may want to focus on North Korea. In your theory section, you may look at which IR theory and levels of analysis best explains North Korea’s decision to develop nuclear weapons. In your policy analysis section, you can make specific policy recommendation to a policy-making body such as UN Security Council or U.S. government, in terms of which form(s) statecraft is best to address the issue and propose concrete steps.

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