POL335: Week 5 – Final Paper

Alternative Worlds and the Future of International Relations
Throughout the course, we have considered three key international interests: Security: Involves the use of political, social/cultural, geographic/economic, and military elements of power to protect state and individual interests at home and abroad. Identity: Comprised of four components: the differences between and among state values/goals, religions, ethnic groups, and governmental/non-governmental organizations. Economy: Focused on how, when, where, and why money is appropriated and spent and these priorities almost always related to the most important interests of states.
Ultimately, each state in the international system will establish goals and objectives concerning their current and future national interests. Each state will also apply appropriate international relations theories to accomplish impending security, identity, and economic interests. State leaders will routinely utilize different schools of thought concerning international relations to meet upcoming threats and opportunities. For example, along with “What should be done?” leaders must identify “who” will do it (i.e., the State, individuals, ethnic, nationalist, or religious groups, Inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)).
This paper is designed for you to use your critical thinking skills to evaluate potential international relations challenges, apply core international relations theories, and understand how foreign policy is formed and implemented. You will also assess the efficacy of national instruments of power along with the utility of other governmental/non-governmental organizations and international law during the examination of selected future economic, political, military, cultural, and informational trends. Finally, you will develop a recommended solution to plausible international dilemmas.
Throughout this course, we have been discussing the four “alternative worlds” found in the 2012 National Intelligence Council Report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. For this paper, you will choose one of these “worlds,” that you did not discuss in your Week Two Assignment, and analyze this new scenario in your Final Paper. Choose from the following: Stalled Engines: A scenario in which the U.S. and Europe turn inward and globalization stalls. Fusion: A world in which the U.S. and China cooperate, leading to worldwide cooperation on global challenges. Gini-Out-of-the-Bottle: A world in which economic inequalities dominate. Nonstate World: A scenario in which nonstate actors take the lead in solving global challenges.
Assume you are a special representative to the president of the United States assigned with the task of analyzing alternative future scenarios for the White House. Create a report to the president that explains the future scenario and its potential implications to the United States. Your paper should be organized into six sections: Introduce the future scenario you will be describing and provide a brief overview of the main points of the rest of your paper. Explain which international relations theory (or theories) you believe best describes, explains, and predicts the future scenario you choose. Examine a few key security, identity, and economic issues illustrated in this alternative world that could pose as threats to and/or as opportunities for United States’ interests. Provide recommendations on how the United States should prepare for these critical challenges to US national security, identity, and economic interests. Explain what tools (i.e., political, social/cultural, geographic/economic, military elements of power, international organizations, NGO’s) the United States should use to tackle these potential challenges to its goals/objectives. Explain what school of thought (or combinations of schools) would best support the decisions you have made. Conclude your paper with a brief review of your main points and overall argument/thesis.
The paper must be ten to twelve pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. You must use at least six scholarly resources, including the text and the National Intelligence Council Report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.
Writing the Final Paper The Final Paper: Must be ten to twelve double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a title page with the following: Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis. Must use at least six scholarly resources, including the text and the National Intelligence Council Report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
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book used in course-Viotti, P., & Kauppi, M. (2013). International relations and world politics (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River: Pearson Prentice Hall
Instructions: Alternative Worlds and the Future of International Relations
Throughout the course, we have considered three key international interests: •Security: Involves the use of political, social/cultural, geographic/economic, and military elements of power to protect state and individual interests at home and abroad. •Identity: Comprised of four components: the differences between and among state values/goals, religions, ethnic groups, and governmental/non-governmental organizations. •Economy: Focused on how, when, where, and why money is appropriated and spent and these priorities almost always related to the most important interests of states.
Ultimately, each state in the international system will establish goals and objectives concerning their current and future national interests. Each state will also apply appropriate international relations theories to accomplish impending security, identity, and economic interests. State leaders will routinely utilize different schools of thought concerning international relations to meet upcoming threats and opportunities. For example, along with “What should be done?” leaders must identify “who” will do it (i.e., the State, individuals, ethnic, nationalist, or religious groups, Inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)).
This paper is designed for you to use your critical thinking skills to evaluate potential international relations challenges, apply core international relations theories, and understand how foreign policy is formed and implemented. You will also assess the efficacy of national instruments of power along with the utility of other governmental/non-governmental organizations and international law during the examination of selected future economic, political, military, cultural, and informational trends. Finally, you will develop a recommended solution to plausible international dilemmas.
Throughout this course, we have been discussing the four “alternative worlds” found in the 2012 National Intelligence Council Report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. For this paper, you will choose one of these “worlds,” that you did not discuss in your Week Two Assignment, and analyze this new scenario in your Final Paper. Choose from the following: 1.Stalled Engines: A scenario in which the U.S. and Europe turn inward and globalization stalls. 2.Fusion: A world in which the U.S. and China cooperate, leading to worldwide cooperation on global challenges. 3.Gini-Out-of-the-Bottle: A world in which economic inequalities dominate. 4.Nonstate World: A scenario in which nonstate actors take the lead in solving global challenges.
Assume you are a special representative to the president of the United States assigned with the task of analyzing alternative future scenarios for the White House. Create a report to the president that explains the future scenario and its potential implications to the United States. Your paper should be organized into six sections: 1.Introduce the future scenario you will be describing and provide a brief overview of the main points of the rest of your paper. 2.Explain which international relations theory (or theories) you believe best describes, explains, and predicts the future scenario you choose. 3.Examine a few key security, identity, and economic issues illustrated in this alternative world that could pose as threats to and/or as opportunities for United States’ interests. 4.Provide recommendations on how the United States should prepare for these critical challenges to US national security, identity, and economic interests. Explain what tools (i.e., political, social/cultural, geographic/economic, military elements of power, international organizations, NGO’s) the United States should use to tackle these potential challenges to its goals/objectives. 5.Explain what school of thought (or combinations of schools) would best support the decisions you have made. 6.Conclude your paper with a brief review of your main points and overall argument/thesis.
The paper must be ten to twelve pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. You must use at least six scholarly resources, including the text and the National Intelligence Council Report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.
Writing the Final Paper The Final Paper: 1.Must be ten to twelve double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. 2.Must include a title page with the following: a.Title of paper b.Student’s name c.Course name and number d.Instructor’s name e.Date submitted
3.Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. 4.Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. 5.Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis. 6.Must use at least six scholarly resources, including the text and the National Intelligence Council Report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. 7.Must document all sources in APA style,

Christiana…international relations discussion post

Before you begin, you will want to complete the Quick Review Questions for Chapter 5. These activities are designed to ensure that you have a solid understanding of the key concepts. You can access the Quick Review Questions through the Multimedia Library link in the left-hand navigation menu, in your online classroom.
Globalization continues to impact the international environment in a variety of ways to include social, political, technological, and cultural influences. Overall, has globalization had a positive or negative impact on most states? Provide specific examples to support your overall argument and utilize the course readings along with the Chapter 5 Videos from the Multimedia Library and News Review.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.

StacyA Assignment…International Relations

This paper is designed for you to use your critical thinking skills evaluating a potential future international relations environment, discuss/describe how national interests can be threatened or challenged, and determine how states can utilize instruments of national power to respond to these threats and challenges in this plausible future scenario. Utilize the “Alternative World” scenario that you discussed in the Week One Discussion, “Future Worlds,” and analyze/evaluate this scenario in your paper.
Make sure you do not just restate your discussion post from Week One. If you do choose to use your discussion post, reference yourself as the author and use the following format: Student, J. (2013). Fusion [Online forum comment]. Department of Political Science, Ashford University, Clinton, IA. Retrieved from http://classroom.ashford.edu/ To cite a specific quote from your discussion post, you would use the following in-text citation format: (Author’s Last Name, year, paragraph #). If Jane Student were to take a direct quote from that same discussion post, the citations would look like this: (Student, 2013, para. 2). The future scenarios from Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds include: Stalled Engines: A scenario in which the U.S. and Europe turn inward and globalization stalls. Fusion: A world in which the U.S. and China cooperate, leading to worldwide cooperation on global challenges. Gini-Out-of-the-Bottle: A world in which economic inequalities dominate. Nonstate World: A scenario in which nonstate actors take the lead in solving global challenges. The U.S. government traditionally uses the National Security Strategy (NSS) to elucidate the core national security interests and objectives of our nation. Identify and discuss three critical national interests illuminated in the 2010 NSS that would be threatened or challenged in the “alternative world” you selected. Next, explain what tools (i.e., political, social/cultural, geographic/economic) and military elements of power, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGO), or others, you would use to respond the potential future threats or challenges. Finally, prioritize the threats and challenges and recommend which threat or challenge should be addressed first, second, and, if needed, third. Provide the rationale behind your recommended priorities.
When writing your paper, make sure to consider what you learned in the simulation, You Are a Strategic Analyst. When writing your recommendations, reflect upon the lessons you learned while working your way through this simulation.
Your paper should be organized into five sections: Introduction and Thesis. Three threats or challenges to United States’ interests. The United States’ responses to identified threats or challenges. Recommended priorities. Conclusion. The paper must be four to five pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. You must include at least three scholarly sources, which may include your course text and the Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds report. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.
I chose the Fusion Scenario Alternative World…so you would need to include that…

International relations Outline

Final Paper Detailed Outline
The end of the class is rapidly approaching and now is a great time to begin working on your Final Paper. This assignment will give you an opportunity to create a detailed outline of your paper that can be reviewed by your classmates and instructor. The feedback provided will certainly help you create a better final product.
Make sure to read over the instructions for the “Alternative Worlds and the Future of International Relations” Final Paper, located in Week Five of your online course, or in the Course Components section of this course guide.
You have already done some research regarding an issue in the context of one of the Future Worlds identified in the 2012 National Intelligence Council Report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. For the Final Paper, you are being asked to choose a different scenario and focus on the security, economic, and identity interests as they apply to the United States.
As explained in the instructions for your Final Paper, your paper should have six major sections and include the following sections: Introduction and Thesis Describe which “Alternative Scenario” you selected. Preview your main points (Hint, you should have 5). Introduce your thesis statement. Theoretical Approach(s) Discuss which theoretical approach(s) you choose. Include sources that support your points. Security Interests Describe political, social/cultural, geographic/economic, and military elements of power that impact security interests discussed in this scenario. Include sources that support your points. Economic Interests Describe how, when, where, and why money is appropriated in this new world and what new priorities/state economic interests are revealed by this scenario. Include sources that support your points. Identity Interests Describe some of the new differences between and among state values/goals, religions, ethnic groups, and governmental/non-governmental organizations predicted by this scenario. Include sources that support your points. Recommendations Describe your recommendations to the President on how the United States should prepare for this new possible alternative world. Conclusion Review your main points and overall argument/thesis. Reference List your primary sources in APA format. The outline must be two to three pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. You must identify at least two scholarly resources other than the textbook and the 2012 National Intelligence Council Report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds, to support your claims and arguments. As you are doing your research, you will eventually need to locate at least six total sources for the Final Paper. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar
Here is the Final Paper assignment to piggy back off of….
Throughout the course, we have considered three key international interests: Security: Involves the use of political, social/cultural, geographic/economic, and military elements of power to protect state and individual interests at home and abroad. Identity: Comprised of four components: the differences between and among state values/goals, religions, ethnic groups, and governmental/non-governmental organizations. Economy: Focused on how, when, where, and why money is appropriated and spent and these priorities almost always related to the most important interests of states.
Ultimately, each state in the international system will establish goals and objectives concerning their current and future national interests. Each state will also apply appropriate international relations theories to accomplish impending security, identity, and economic interests. State leaders will routinely utilize different schools of thought concerning international relations to meet upcoming threats and opportunities. For example, along with “What should be done?” leaders must identify “who” will do it (i.e., the State, individuals, ethnic, nationalist, or religious groups, Inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)).
This paper is designed for you to use your critical thinking skills to evaluate potential international relations challenges, apply core international relations theories, and understand how foreign policy is formed and implemented. You will also assess the efficacy of national instruments of power along with the utility of other governmental/non-governmental organizations and international law during the examination of selected future economic, political, military, cultural, and informational trends. Finally, you will develop a recommended solution to plausible international dilemmas.
Throughout this course, we have been discussing the four “alternative worlds” found in the 2012 National Intelligence Council Report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. For this paper, you will choose one of these “worlds,” that you did not discuss in your Week Two Assignment, and analyze this new scenario in your Final Paper. Choose from the following: Stalled Engines: A scenario in which the U.S. and Europe turn inward and globalization stalls. Fusion: A world in which the U.S. and China cooperate, leading to worldwide cooperation on global challenges. Gini-Out-of-the-Bottle: A world in which economic inequalities dominate. Nonstate World: A scenario in which nonstate actors take the lead in solving global challenges.
Assume you are a special representative to the president of the United States assigned with the task of analyzing alternative future scenarios for the White House. Create a report to the president that explains the future scenario and its potential implications to the United States. Your paper should be organized into six sections: Introduce the future scenario you will be describing and provide a brief overview of the main points of the rest of your paper. Explain which international relations theory (or theories) you believe best describes, explains, and predicts the future scenario you choose. Examine a few key security, identity, and economic issues illustrated in this alternative world that could pose as threats to and/or as opportunities for United States’ interests. Provide recommendations on how the United States should prepare for these critical challenges to US national security, identity, and economic interests. Explain what tools (i.e., political, social/cultural, geographic/economic, military elements of power, international organizations, NGO’s) the United States should use to tackle these potential challenges to its goals/objectives. Explain what school of thought (or combinations of schools) would best support the decisions you have made. Conclude your paper with a brief review of your main points and overall argument/thesis.
I chose the fusion scenario the first time, so this outline needs to be one of the other three alternative worlds…

POL355 International relations Final

Throughout the course, we have considered three key international interests: Security: Involves the use of political, social/cultural, geographic/economic, and military elements of power to protect state and individual interests at home and abroad. Identity: Comprised of four components: the differences between and among state values/goals, religions, ethnic groups, and governmental/non-governmental organizations. Economy: Focused on how, when, where, and why money is appropriated and spent and these priorities almost always related to the most important interests of states.
Ultimately, each state in the international system will establish goals and objectives concerning their current and future national interests. Each state will also apply appropriate international relations theories to accomplish impending security, identity, and economic interests. State leaders will routinely utilize different schools of thought concerning international relations to meet upcoming threats and opportunities. For example, along with “What should be done?” leaders must identify “who” will do it (i.e., the State, individuals, ethnic, nationalist, or religious groups, Inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)).
This paper is designed for you to use your critical thinking skills to evaluate potential international relations challenges, apply core international relations theories, and understand how foreign policy is formed and implemented. You will also assess the efficacy of national instruments of power along with the utility of other governmental/non-governmental organizations and international law during the examination of selected future economic, political, military, cultural, and informational trends. Finally, you will develop a recommended solution to plausible international dilemmas.
Throughout this course, we have been discussing the four “alternative worlds” found in the 2012 National Intelligence Council Report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. For this paper, you will choose one of these “worlds,” that you did not discuss in your Week Two Assignment, and analyze this new scenario in your Final Paper. Choose from the following: Stalled Engines: A scenario in which the U.S. and Europe turn inward and globalization stalls. Fusion: A world in which the U.S. and China cooperate, leading to worldwide cooperation on global challenges. Gini-Out-of-the-Bottle: A world in which economic inequalities dominate. Nonstate World: A scenario in which nonstate actors take the lead in solving global challenges.
Assume you are a special representative to the president of the United States assigned with the task of analyzing alternative future scenarios for the White House. Create a report to the president that explains the future scenario and its potential implications to the United States. Your paper should be organized into six sections: Introduce the future scenario you will be describing and provide a brief overview of the main points of the rest of your paper. Explain which international relations theory (or theories) you believe best describes, explains, and predicts the future scenario you choose. Examine a few key security, identity, and economic issues illustrated in this alternative world that could pose as threats to and/or as opportunities for United States’ interests. Provide recommendations on how the United States should prepare for these critical challenges to US national security, identity, and economic interests. Explain what tools (i.e., political, social/cultural, geographic/economic, military elements of power, international organizations, NGO’s) the United States should use to tackle these potential challenges to its goals/objectives. Explain what school of thought (or combinations of schools) would best support the decisions you have made. Conclude your paper with a brief review of your main points and overall argument/thesis.
The paper must be ten to twelve pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. You must use at least six scholarly resources, including the text and the National Intelligence Council Report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.
Writing the Final Paper The Final Paper: Must be ten to twelve double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a title page with the following: Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis. Must use at least six scholarly resources, including the text and the National Intelligence Council Report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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Ashford 4: – Week 3 – Assignment
Final Paper Detailed Outline
The end of the class is rapidly approaching and now is a great time to begin working on your Final Paper. This assignment will give you an opportunity to create a detailed outline of your paper that can be reviewed by your classmates and instructor. The feedback provided will certainly help you create a better final product.
Make sure to read over the instructions for the “Alternative Worlds and the Future of International Relations” Final Paper, located in Week Five of your online course, or in the Course Components section of this course guide.
You have already done some research regarding an issue in the context of one of the Future Worlds identified in the 2012 National Intelligence Council Report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. For the Final Paper, you are being asked to choose a different scenario and focus on the security, economic, and identity interests as they apply to the United States.
As explained in the instructions for your Final Paper, your paper should have six major sections and include the following sections: Introduction and Thesis Describe which “Alternative Scenario” you selected. Preview your main points (Hint, you should have 5). Introduce your thesis statement. Theoretical Approach(s) Discuss which theoretical approach(s) you choose. Include sources that support your points. Security Interests Describe political, social/cultural, geographic/economic, and military elements of power that impact security interests discussed in this scenario. Include sources that support your points. Economic Interests Describe how, when, where, and why money is appropriated in this new world and what new priorities/state economic interests are revealed by this scenario. Include sources that support your points. Identity Interests Describe some of the new differences between and among state values/goals, religions, ethnic groups, and governmental/non-governmental organizations predicted by this scenario. Include sources that support your points. Recommendations Describe your recommendations to the President on how the United States should prepare for this new possible alternative world. Conclusion Review your main points and overall argument/thesis. Reference List your primary sources in APA format. The outline must be two to three pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. You must identify at least two scholarly resources other than the textbook and the 2012 National Intelligence Council Report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds, to support your claims and arguments. As you are doing your research, you will eventually need to locate at least six total sources for the Final Paper. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.

International relations only for Christie

1. “The misery of capitalist exploitation is not half as bad as the misery of not being exploited by capitalism.” Discuss the above quote with reference to the interdependence, dependency and mercantilist theorists toward the spread of capitalism in the third world. Keep in mind that the above quote refers, not to the contrast between capitalism and socialism, but rather to that between capitalism and pre-capitalism.
2. Given the three major theoretical perspectives of international political economy—realism, liberalism, and radicalism–which do you find the most powerful in the explanation of the actual operation of the international system. Justify your answers on (1) theoretical grounds, or (2) that theory’s ability to accurately portray actual relationships in one specific field, i.e., trade, finance, etc.
3. What is (are) the emerging structure(s) (not necessarily the final results) of increased economic interactions suggested by realism, liberalism, and radicalism? Which structure is most likely to occur in next twenty years and why (support your choice)?

“For NITKKR ONLY” Work must be original and plagiarism free!

“For NITKKR ONLY” Work must be original and plagiarism free!
Discussion 1: Four Schools of Thought: The study of international relations uses many worldviews, paradigms, or schools of thought in which to analyze, understand, and evaluate world politics. Some of these schools of thought include realism, liberal theories, economic structuralism, the English School, constructivism, feminism, postmodernist theories, and critical paradigms. In the course readings, you will have the opportunity to read more about each of the ones listed and deliberate over examples of how they have and can be applied. In our first discussion board, we will only examine four schools of thought; realism, liberalism, Economic Structuralism, and the English School of rationalism. You will be tasked to provide advantages and disadvantages to how each theory can be applied and how well these theories can explain our world, past, present, and future. Try to include applicable real world examples in your response to make your points clear, credible, and valid. Four Schools of Thought Before accessing the discussions for this week, you will want to complete the Quick Review Questions for Chapter 2. These activities are designed to ensure that you have a solid understanding of the key concepts. You can access the Quick Review Questions through the Multimedia Library link in the left-hand navigation menu, in your online classroom.
Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of one of the following four schools of thought: realism, liberalism, economic structuralism, or English School of rationalism. Compare and contrast your summary to one of the following theories: constructivism, feminism, postmodernism, or critical theory. Use the Chapter 2 Videos from the Multimedia Library, as well as the article, “The International Relations of Middle Earth: Learning from The Lord of the Rings” to ensure that you have a solid understanding of each of the schools of thought and each of the theories. Incorporate specific examples from the videos and your readings.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.
Discussion 2: Future Worlds: In the second discussion board, you will need to read over the four potential future scenarios found in the National Intelligence Council’s (NIC) publication Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. The NIC’s description of potential future worlds is designed to get people to think about the future global environment, what it may entail, and use these deliberations as a starting point for preparing for these uncertain futures. Your task is to read these scenarios, familiarize yourself with the basic assumptions, trends, driving forces, and extrapolations in each world and then discuss the scenario that you found most interesting and surprising. As you read each scenario, try to identify the various changes in global security, identity, and economic conditions from today and in between each future scenario. This will certainly be a fun and challenging exercise in examining what life may be like in the not too distant future. Future Worlds International relations evolve in a geopolitical environment driven by numerous and varied global trends. These global trends have shaped our world, as they do now and will continue to do so. Review the four potential future scenarios presented in the National Intelligence Council’s publication Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. Read each “Alternative World” and discuss one scenario that you find interesting or surprising. In particular, describe features of the scenario that discuss security, identity, and economic issues.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references