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Provide the name of two ngos, describe their purpose, history, and some accomplishments.

DEADLINE: 11:59 P.M. CST WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30;
Part 1. Background information
This section provides background information about the country to set the tone for the professional landscape. This portion must include information on the following six categories. Check the resources list in the rubric, particularly the CIA Factbook.
1. Official Name of Country
2. Capital and Major Cities
3. Official Language(s)
4. Currency
5. Cultural Dimensions: Select three of these six cultural metrics below and compare your assignment country to the U.S. (Starting on page 55 of the text.) http://geerthofstede.com/culture-geert-hofstede-gert-jan-hofstede/6d-model-of-national-culture/
High context or Low context
Individualism or Collectivism
Power Distance
Uncertainty Avoidance
Masculine or Feminine
Relationship or Task Oriented
Other Cultural Aspects: Select three of the six areas below (pages 44-45 of the text) and relate it to your assigned country.
Political
Economic
Mass Media (possible info from your news analysis)
Infrastructure
Legal
Social
Part 2. NonGovernmental Organizations (NGOs) (This portion is open to any reliable research source including those already mentioned in Class Discussion 6. You can also gain more NGO information from the PowerPoint in Class Discussion 6.)
Describe the overall prevalence of NGOs in this country and explain what role(s) NGOs play within the country. Provide the name of two NGOs, describe their purpose, history, and some accomplishments. This finished section should have between three and five detailed paragraphs.
Shoot for 8-10 pages and include biblography of your resources in APA style.

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What followed was a broad outcry regarding the aggression, and the provision of massive political, military, and moral support to ukraine.

On 24 February 2022, Russian troops crossed the borders of Ukraine. What followed was a broad outcry regarding the aggression, and the provision of massive political, military, and moral support to Ukraine. Western states aligned themselves and strongly condemned Russia’s actions. Yet the extent to which the war between Russia and Ukraine is actually transforming global politics and security is not obvious.
Does the war just amplify trends that existed prior to its outbreak? Is it simply a result, and not a cause, of current ongoing transformations? Are its implications systemic and far-reaching both geographically and temporally, or are they overhyped and will soon be treated as a regional issue of European security? What concrete effects does the war have on the various domains of international peace and security?
Hence the need for a broad analytical lens that both focuses on the necessary context while paying careful attention to details. Now, a few months after the outbreak of the war, this paper offers a broad thematic coverage of the war’s implications on various aspects of global security.
After introductory reflections, this paper challenges policymakers’ use of theoretical concepts and thinking. The paper then analyses the war’s implications theme by theme, covering geopolitics and outer space, international security law, the future of warfare, organised crime, arms control, sanctions, cyber-related issues, narratives and discourse, and diplomacy and dialogue. The last chapter presents the overarching findings and concluding reflections.

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Explain the concept, include, and discuss definitions of globalization, glocalization (and possible other competing concepts), present convincing examples.

Explain the concept, include, and discuss definitions of globalization, glocalization (and possible other competing concepts), present convincing examples. Make sure to not just include examples from the book. Rather, use the book as a guide and look around you for your own examples and
include also these.

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Select one right from the udhr and then

In the attendance video for this module (Don’t panic: the facts about population) you learned that unless the right help is provided, extreme poverty reproduces itself no matter how hard people work. You also discovered however that we know what the right help is. In addition to hard work we need schools, health, vaccines, roads, electricity, contraceptives, etc. This is of course nothing new. The United Nations already recognized the importance of free speech, education, due process, adequate living standards, access to employment and a whole host of other civil and political as well as social, economic and cultural rights back in 1948 when it adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). And yet, as you well know (whether from the courseware, the news or just having your eyes open), there are still too many people suffering in the world today (including right here in the richest country in the world). Sometimes these problems can be so overwhelming that we don’t know what to do. So, the task for you in this discussion week is to look for and document the positive. ?
In your original contribution, you need to
1. select one right from the UDHR and then
2.take a photo that in your eyes represents a positive view of that right (or something that symbolizes how the right is achieved). This is of course a subjective exercise: you chose one of the rights in the UDHR and then visually represent what is positive about the right or show with a photo how the right is being achieved
3.You will then post the photo to the discussion and
in 6-10 sentences, you will explain your thinking. It is up to you what photo you decide to take BUT try not to take photos of people unless we cannot identify them. So, if their faces aren’t shown, if we have no way of knowing who they are, then that is ok but ideally try to think about representing what is positive about a right without just showing pictures of people.
https://www.un.org/en/about-us/universal-declaration-of-human-rights

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Select one right from the udhr and then

In the attendance video for this module (Don’t panic: the facts about population) you learned that unless the right help is provided, extreme poverty reproduces itself no matter how hard people work. You also discovered however that we know what the right help is. In addition to hard work we need schools, health, vaccines, roads, electricity, contraceptives, etc. This is of course nothing new. The United Nations already recognized the importance of free speech, education, due process, adequate living standards, access to employment and a whole host of other civil and political as well as social, economic and cultural rights back in 1948 when it adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). And yet, as you well know (whether from the courseware, the news or just having your eyes open), there are still too many people suffering in the world today (including right here in the richest country in the world). Sometimes these problems can be so overwhelming that we don’t know what to do. So, the task for you in this discussion week is to look for and document the positive. ?
In your original contribution, you need to
1. select one right from the UDHR and then
2.take a photo that in your eyes represents a positive view of that right (or something that symbolizes how the right is achieved). This is of course a subjective exercise: you chose one of the rights in the UDHR and then visually represent what is positive about the right or show with a photo how the right is being achieved
3.You will then post the photo to the discussion and
in 6-10 sentences, you will explain your thinking. It is up to you what photo you decide to take BUT try not to take photos of people unless we cannot identify them. So, if their faces aren’t shown, if we have no way of knowing who they are, then that is ok but ideally try to think about representing what is positive about a right without just showing pictures of people.
https://www.un.org/en/about-us/universal-declaration-of-human-rights

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This paper will examine how the international drug trade and monumental demand for narcotics within the united states have resulted in the proliferation of lethal cartel violence and the construction of severe political instability and legitimacy crises across colombia.

10-12 pages double spaced
6 scholarly sources
bibliography
This paper will examine how the international drug trade and monumental demand for narcotics within the United States have resulted in the proliferation of lethal cartel violence and the construction of severe political instability and legitimacy crises across Colombia. These impacts are directly a product of international pressure through economic coercion and military intervention from the War on Drugs campaign to adhere to American policy frameworks for implementing drug control measures.

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This paper will examine how the international drug trade and monumental demand for narcotics within the united states have resulted in the proliferation of lethal cartel violence and the construction of severe political instability and legitimacy crises across colombia.

10-12 pages double spaced
6 scholarly sources
bibliography
This paper will examine how the international drug trade and monumental demand for narcotics within the United States have resulted in the proliferation of lethal cartel violence and the construction of severe political instability and legitimacy crises across Colombia. These impacts are directly a product of international pressure through economic coercion and military intervention from the War on Drugs campaign to adhere to American policy frameworks for implementing drug control measures.

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Assignemnt:

Women’s rights in the Chad & Ivory Coast
reading: CEDAW + Kimberle Crenshaw (Intersectionality)
Assignemnt:
Citing Crenshaw’s work on intersectionality, why might it be more difficult for women to run for elective office and win – in the Ivory Coast, Chad and elsewhere?
PD: you can find the reading online, please do so and citate from there on the assignemnt.
(on files, you can see an image of how the reading looks like).

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When you do the readings and write your assignment this week, i would like you to think about this question in terms of ideas and identities.

Please, elaborate the core arguments of the constructivists’ perspective represented by Alexander Wendt in the international politics. How do you think constructivism offers new insight into the study of international relations? In particular, how does constructivism differ from the realist and liberal institutionalist perspectives in understanding international politics? Please, be sure to discuss Clash of Civilizations and Democratic Peace Theory in relations to identity and norms.
When you do the readings and write your assignment this week, I would like you to think about this question in terms of ideas and identities. Also be sure to explore how norms or normative structure shape states’ behaviors in international relations? In terms of pure military power, Britain’s military forces are far superior to those of North Korea or Iran. According to the realists’ arguments (survival concern and power competition in the anarchical structure of the international politics), the U.S. should worry more about the Britain’s power than that of North Korean and Iran. But the US is concerned when North Korea or Iran attempts to build nuclear weapons, but not by Great Britain’s possession of such weapons.
Using the materials from the course textbook, lectures, discussions, readings, and analysis, you will have to elaborate your thoughts on the questions of the essay. The following format on the questions must be used: around 1,200-1,500 words, double spaced, times new roman 12pt font, 1” margins. You then make your answer into one single MS Word and post it on ENGAGE. No late submission will be accepted. I strongly encourage you to minimize citations of sources since I am interested in what you think. You can cite any sources using any proper citation formats (APA, Chicago, etc.) if you wish, though.

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How the west came to rule.

Question: How should we understand the relation between imperialism and industrialisation?
This is the question the essay should answer.
The length of the paper is 2000 words (+-10%) excluding footnote citations and bibliography. In-text citations count
towards the word limit.
Papers between 1600 and 1800 or between 2200 and 2300 words will have a deduction of 1 point.
Papers below 1500 words or above 2300 will receive an automatic fail.
The following readings are required to use in the essay:
Osterhammel, Jürgen. The Transformation of the World. A Global History of the Nineteenth Century (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014), pp. 658-667 and 724-743.
Cobden, Richard. “On the Total and Immediate Repeal of the Corn Laws”, 15th of January 1846 in Richard Cobden, Speeches on Questions of Public Policy by Richard Cobden, MP., ed. John Bright and J.E. Thorold Rogers, vol. 1 (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1908), pp. 181-187.
Burbank, Jane, and Frederick Cooper, “Imperial Repertoires and Myths of Modern Colonialism”. In Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference, Chapter 10
Aalberts, Tanja. “Ritual Markings and Colonial (dis)ordering” in Aalberts, T., Kurowska, X., Leander, A., Mälksoo Maria, Heath-Kelly, C., Lobato, L., & Svensson, T. (2020). “Rituals of world politics: on (visual) practices disordering things.” Critical Studies on Security, 1-25. Only short text by Tanja Aalberts of the bottom of page 5-7. Figure 1 is also allowed to be used as this will count as a primary source.
ONE of the following readings:
Austin, Gareth. 2013. “Capitalism and the colonies.” In The Cambridge History of Capitalism,
Vol 2. edited by Larry Neal and Jeffrey G. Williamson, 301-47. Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press
Anievas, Alexander, and Kerem Nişancıoğlu. 2015. How the West Came to Rule. The
Geopolitical Origins of Capitalism. London: Pluto Press. Especially chapters 5 “ The
Atlantic Sources of European Capitalism, Territorial Sovereignty and the Modern Self “
and Chapter 8 “Origins of the Great Divergence over the Longue Durée: Rethinking the
‘Rise of the West’”
The course for this paper mainly focussed on the 19th century, so be sure to focus on that or make connections.