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You are expected to write a 6-7 page essay on a specific policy in the United States. This essay should be argumentative with a clearly defined position. You are to discuss why you think the policy is successful or not and what alternatives may exist (if speaking against the policy). This argument must be based upon facts and evidence, not just your own opinion.
The grading for this paper will be based upon your ability to clearly articulate your thoughts and your ability to think critically and analyze the topic. To do this it is vital to write a clear and well-defined thesis statement. If you do not have a thesis statement, or if it is difficult to understand what the paper is arguing, your grade will inevitably suffer. Also, be sure that the essay is coherent and well-constructed. Avoid stray thoughts and make sure the essay flows.
Be careful not to include questionable sources from the internet. If you have a question if a particular source is appropriate or not, please come and see me. Be sure to cite all your sources within the text!
Also, you will be required to provide a reference page, so I know which sources you used while grading. 5 The format of this paper should follow APSA guidelines. The guide for APSA can easily be found online at https://library.tamu.edu/help/help-yourself/citingsources/files/Using%20APSA%20Format.pdf. The paper is to be double spaced using 12-point times new roman font. Standard one-inch margins should also be used. Be sure to number your pages and clearly place your name on the paper.
Policy Choice: The U.S Strategic Framework for The Indo-Pacific.
Position: This policy will be successful in restructuring the U.S position in the region. It will strengthen relations with existing allies and guard against new threats relevant to the year 2021. Strategic interests, military alliances, supply chains for critical products will all be addressed by this policy.
Actors: The United States, China, Japan, South Korea and South East Asian states.
Institutions: Governments, Media, Activist Organizations, Non-governmental organizations.
General Outcome: A general restructuring of relations in the Indo-Pacific region based on current events like the pandemic, economic issues, border tensions and government relations.
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Singh, S. (2019). The Indo-Pacific and India-U.S. Strategic Convergence: An Assessment. Asia Policy, 26(1), 77–94. https://doi.org/10.1353/asp.2019.0015
Tow, W. T. (2019). Minilateral security’s relevance to US strategy in the Indo-Pacific: challenges and prospects. The Pacific Review, 32(2), 232-244.
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U.S. Policy in the Indo-Pacific Region: Hong Kong, Alliances and Partnerships, and Other Issues: Hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session. (2020).
Weixing Hu. (2020). The United States, China, and the Indo-Pacific Strategy: The Rise and Return of Strategic Competition. China Review (Hong Kong, China: 1991), 20(3), 127–142.
Scott, D. (2012). The “Indo-Pacific”-New Regional Formulations and New Maritime Frameworks for US-India Strategic Convergence. Asia-Pacific Review, 19(2), 85–109. https://doi.org/10.1080/13439006.2012.738115