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)
Saudi Arabia: Rhames
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 28 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). See "Instructions for all writing assignments" below
Writing Assignment #2: Due Thursday, November 16 at midnight [11:59 pm + one minute]
Each delegate will write two position papers. More detail to come.
Preparation for Simulation
There are several steps you need to take to be prepared.
Procedural Rules for Debate
[This link will become active before the simulation begins.]
Instructions For All Writing Assignments
* Pick one. Stick with it. Be consistent. And don't make up your own style.
* Include all pertinent information.