This activity is an opportunity for you to play the role of an expert regarding a single foreign policy issue and offer your best advice to the President of the United States (POTUS). Take into consideration the complexity of political, economic, cultural, religious, ideological differences, etc. when crafting a foreign policy. It is strongly suggested that you use the library database at the start of the semester to begin researching a topic.

There are four steps to completing this project:

Step 1: Select a critical issue in the US foreign policy relationship with another country. Try to pick a country of personal interest, which should help motivate your research efforts. Then, identify strategies that could be used to improve those efforts.

Step 2: Conduct research to locate three (3) peer-reviewed articles published in an academic journal (aka: scholarly sources) using the following criteria:

The article must be less than ten years old and a minimum of five pages in length.
Carefully choose those works that provide a variety of perspectives on the topic.
For current events information relevant to your topic, you may use newspaper articles, magazine articles, government publications and other reliable sources as "supplemental sources." That is, in addition to the 3 scholarly sources.
Textbooks, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias (including Wikipedia), Almanacs, or an Atlas are reference materials and should not be listed in any works cited page on the collegiate level.
Properly document your sources in your memo and on a works cited page.

Step 3: Submit a proposal. Identify your topic and present a bibliography listing the 3 primary sources. Failure to submit a proposal will result in the assignment being incomplete.

Step 4: Prepare a formal policy memo for the President of the United States (POTUS).

Your document should quickly explain how the President can take your advice and put it into action. He is a busy man, so keep it short and to the point.
This document should quickly articulate (in 2-3 paragraphs) the relevance of the issue, the current policy position (citing the supporting evidence) and conclude with suggested reforms.

What would the quote be if I already have the topic and the sources to use?

TOPIC: War on Drugs in Mexico and how it is affecting Mexico and what we are doing about it-

Let me know if you need me to attach the sources and the example again

And again, this assignment can only be two pages, excluding work cited pages
And try to keep citation to a minimum: like 1-1/2 page of work and no more that half page of citation if that make sense.

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Relevance of the Issue (2-3 paragraphs)
Drug problem in Mexico, southern neighbour of the U.S., has been growing for last several decades. It has been difficult to deal with the implications of the war on drugs in Mexico. In the recent decades, Mexican Drug Trafficking Organisations (MDTOs), have taken over the Colombian drug kingpins as the major drug suppliers to the U.S. (Jakovljevic, 357) Since 2000, the successive Mexican governments have launched a massive offensive against the drug traffickers. Unfortunately, this has instead led to the MDTOs splintering into various cartels. (357) The two most prominent MDTOs are MS-13 and Calle-18 (18th Street). Now, they function as loosely connected cells, or clickas. In collaboration with the Mexican Transnational Criminal Organisations, the MDTOs are engaged in drugs, arms, and human trafficking. (Carpenter, 152) Furthermore, the International Human Rights organisations have condemned that the Mexican law enforcement officers in their claim to dealing with drug war have, in fact, have committed severe human rights violations, such as torture and extra judicial killings. (146) Furthermore, despite the strong efforts of the recent Mexican governments, there has been mere two percent conviction rate for drug-related crimes. (Jakovljevic, 357)...
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