log of decisions regarding terrorism made by the UN as reported by Security Council Reports.
Members of the UN Security Council (debate and voting rights)
* P5 (the Permanent Five) members have veto power. If one of them votes against a resolution, it cannot pass.
Observing Members (debate rights but no voting rights)
Russian Federation **
United States **
Ivory Coast *
* Voting member
** Voting member with veto
t Non-voting participant
Google searching is not enough. Google's algorithm cannot be relied on to link to sources that are either reputable or useful. A more productive approach is to be familiar with source material. Since you are likely not reading foreign policy news and reports on a regular basis, I'm suggesting some good sources. I have indicated the conventional wisdom about political orientation. Note, however, that news sources in the US that tend liberal sometimes do not stray from official foreign policy, especially on issues as emotional as terrorism.
Writing Assignment #1: Due Saturday, October 27 at midnight [11:59 pm + one minute]
Your first assignment is to write a profile of your country according to the points below.
1. Look up the following indices to see where your country ranks. Put them in a table in Word.
2. Also, for point of comparison (not for the table, however):
3. Write no more than one page analyzing the indicators in the table. Which are the key to understanding your country's place in international politics?
One page of your paper should be comprised of the table. The analysis of the table of indicators is a second page. Finally, the last item (#4) should take up no less than three pages. Thus, your paper will be no less than five pages long (note: five pages is not four and a half). NOTE: See "Instructions for all writing assignments" below.
Writing Assignment #2: Due Saturday, November 17 at midnight [11:59 pm + one minute]. Revised versions based on feedback due Sunday, December 3 by midnight (<-- note new date).
Each delegate will write two position papers in response to the Secretary-General's report, "Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism" from December 24, 2015. The papers will address the two items for deliberation noted in the Overview above:
Instructions for position papers (slightly revised on 10/14 regarding citations and bibliography).
Sample position papers:
Published Position Papers
Position Paper #1
Position Paper #2
Preparation for Simulation
There are several steps you need to take to be prepared.
Keys to success:
Procedural Rules for Debate
Click here for detailed guidelines for the conduct and rules of the simulation as well as the grading criteria.
Instructions For All Writing Assignments
* Pick one. Stick with it. Be consistent. And don't make up your own style.
* Include all pertinent information.