In roughly 2500 words, compare the Cold War (CW) and the War Against Terror (WAT) in general terms, and specifically compare the wars in Afghanistan and Vietnam.
How were the CW and WAT similar? Are there any important differences? Was the Vietnam war fought in ways comparable to the war in Afghanistan? How so? Here you might focus on high-altitude bombing, counter-insurgency, training of local armed forces (“Vietnamization”), crimes against humanity, the conduct of the Vietnamese and Afghan allies, etc.
There is no need to do any research beyond those materials assigned for class, for the relevant weeks.
Due May 6 by 11:59pm, via email and in .doc or .docx files.
In roughly 750 words, due in class on Tuesday March 29th, address the following question.
In the debate between Hitchens, Galston and Weigel, which are the most and least convincing points made by each?
PO 355 U.S. Foreign Policy
Due March 15th, in class
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In roughly 1250 words, compare La Feber’s (revisionist) account of the beginning of the Cold War (chs. 1-5) with Schlesinger‘s (traditionalist) account. Use lecture material (the revisionist view), as well.
What were the crucial events in terms of the origins of the Cold War? How do La Feber’s and Schlesinger’s interpretations of these events differ? Explain.
Due Friday Feb. 19th in the ART/GOV office. Paper must be printed out (not emailed), stapled/paper-clipped, with 1-inch margins.
GOV 355 U.S. Foreign Policy
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