Prepare an 8 to 10-page research paper (double spaced) on a topic of your own choosing related to U.S. foreign policy, although the Instructor will maintain the prerogative on the choice of a topic. All topics must be pre-approved by the Instructor by Module 2. Use the assignment link in Module 2 (Activity 2.5) to submit your topic choice and the assignment link in Module 11 (Activity 11.4) to submit your paper.
Since the paper accounts for 25% of your grade it is important to have a well-developed thesis and evidence supporting that thesis. Writing style, grammar, and format are also important. The paper must have appropriate reference citations. Follow American Psychological Association (APA) editorial style in your paper. Refer to the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (http://www.apastyle.org/) in citing references and formatting your paper. Be sure to seek assistance from the Instructor, if needed.
Note: All papers will be submitted to SafeAssign, a plagiarism detection service, to check for originality. Therefore, please be careful to attribute facts, ideas, and quotations in your paper to their original sources.
Some example topics are listed below. Remember, you are not limited to these topics; they are example topics only.
The Cold War and the New World Order
The Balkans and U.S. Foreign Policy
American Foreign Policy and NATO
American Foreign Policy and the European Union
American Foreign Policy and Russia
America and the Bay of Pigs Debacle
American Military Retaliation for Terrorism
Anti-Communism and American Foreign Policy
American Foreign Policy and the Escalation of the Vietnam War
Central America and American Foreign Policy
Cold War Arms Control
American Foreign Policy and China
George F. Kennan and the Policy of Containment
Government Policy and Public Opinion During the Vietnam War
American Foreign Policy in Central Asia
American Foreign Policy and the Georgian-Russian War of 2008
Oil/Gas and American Foreign Policy
The Cuban Missile Crisis