--12-15 sources; 10 sources must be peer-reviewed
--You are an issue- or country- specialist in the State Department
--The current administration has approached you for advice regarding the direction of US foreign policy in your area of expertise
--You are to write a formal statement (paper) of your advice and recommendations
Your research may include:
--PAST US policy and interaction with your country / topic
--PAST history of how your country / topic fits into US foreign policy in the region (if a country) or with regard to the global challenge (if a topic)
--PRESENT US policy and interaction with your country / topic
--PRESENT situations / issues / challenges
--PRESENT range of opinion between the White House, the State Department, the military, Congress, the press, the public, etc.
--PRESENT expectations of the US regarding this country / topic from other countries and international organizations (UN, Europe, China, world)
------What do the countries of the region want from the US regarding your country?
------What do the global actors in the issue want from the US regarding your topic?
DIALOGUE GROUP TOPICS
RESEARCHING THE PAST
RESEARCHING THE PRESENT: