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1 CWI: Causes of Conflict CBA Objective: to choose a broad topic to write a persuasive paper about Agenda: 1.Expectations 2.ABC Brainstorm 3.Requirements 4.Preliminary Searching 5.Complete Finished Task Date: 05/16/14 HW: None Entry Task: You need your laptop out and ready to go.

2 Expectations/Consequences Expectations 1.100% focus 2.100% effort 3.100% respect 4.100% completion Consequences: 1.Warning 2.Move Seat 3.Conference 4.Code Blue Positive Reward: Complete your work and you get to listen to your music!

3 Task/Goal You will pick a conflict or a broad category of issues that create conflict and create a solution for it. This is a time honored tradition of trying to learn from the past and increase the incidence of peace. Success Criteria: We know we are successful when we have chosen a topic and we have located background information on the topic. Remember “the pen is mightier than the sword.” Utilizes reading and writing skills

4 ABC Brainstorm Label your paper from A-Z Come up with a word for each letter of the alphabet related to the concept conflict.

5 Organizing Questions What causes conflict? How can conflict be avoided/reduced? How can self-interested nations be made to cooperate rather than fight? How can the problem of “order” be overcome?

6 Inter-State Conflicts U.S. and Afghanistan U.S. and North Korea U.S. and Chinese relations U.S. and Russian relations U.S. and Iranian relations (nuclear weapons) The U.S. role in the Israeli- Palestinian conflict The U.S. and nuclear proliferation (broadlya0 The U.S. and Predator Drone Strikes The U.S. and Global Climate Change The U.S. and Human Rights policy The U.S. and globalization The U.S. and Syrian relations The U.S. and Egyptian relations The U.S. and Saudi Arabian relations The U.S. and Iraqi relations

7 Intra-State Conflicts AfghanistanSomali Civil War War in North-West Pakistan Mexican Drug WarEgyptian Crisis Syrian Civil WarIraqi insurgency Conflict in the Central African Republic South Sudanese Conflict Kurdish Separatism in Iran Korean conflictKashmir conflict Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Balochistan conflict Internal conflict in Burma Papua conflict (Indonesia) Insurgency in Northeast India Colombian conflict (1964-present_ Naxalite-Maoist insurgency Communist insurgency in the Philippines More insurgency in the Philippines Internal conflict in Peru Casamance conflict (Africa) Kurdish-Turkish conflict Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Xinjiang conflict Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen Insurgency in the Maghreb War in Darfur Shia insurgency in Yemen Conflict in the Niger Delta South Thailand insurgency Paraguayan People’s Army insurgency ADF insurgency Sudanese nomadic conflicts Insurgency in the North Caucasus South Yemen insurgency Sudan-SRF conflict Syrian Civil War spillover in Lebanon Post-civil war violence in Libya Northern Mali conflict 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine

8 The Advantages and Disadvantages of Inter-State Conflicts AdvantagesDisadvantages More straightforward recommendations for the solution. They are more high stakes. Their resolution is much more popularized in the literature. Most of them involve the United States. We can use political theory to deal with them. Most of our conflicts are now intra-state. They might be higher stakes but not as important to human rights. The resolution of intra-state conflicts requires our skilled analysis. The United States has a good handle on inter-state conflicts. There is very little theory to deal with these.

9 How to approach the topic from a broader angle: (this would require multiple case studies) Warfare Terrorism and Crime Malfunctioning and Uncooperative States Resource Scarcity PandemicsEnvironmentWeapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation Economic Insecurity

10 Areas to study concerning solutions: Humans: How are humans being affected by the conflict? How are humans contributing? What solutions can be found? Networks: How is technology being utilized in the conflict to share information, ideas and resources? Is technology making the conflict worse or better? How can technology be used to fix the problem? State: Is the internal political structure (the government) contributing to the conflict? Can anything be done to the government to alleviate the problem? System: How does the anarchic state system play into the conflict itself? What sorts of political and economic relationships exist? Are states or NGOs and civil society organizations playing the most important role? Global: Does the conflict include a threat that could make the earth uninhabitable or imperil the lives of most or all of the world’s population?

11 Requirements Requirements: CoreRequirements: Honors  At least one conflict or one broad category of conflict. For example: Syria or Global terrorism.  A full introduction including background information on the issue and a thesis stating your argument considering the causes of the conflict.  At least three fully developed body paragraphs with at least three concrete details each explaining the causes of the conflict and providing evidence.  A paragraph including specific and concrete reccomendations concerning how to fix the conflict.  You must include at least three sources documenting your research. At least one of the sources must be from a KM/KSD database.  You must include a detailed bibliography documenting your sources.  At least one conflict or one broad category of conflict. Or multiple conflicts within one broad category. For example: You could be studying the topic of “ethnic conflicts” and study Sudan, Iraq and Israel-Palestine. A much more ambitious study!  A full introduction including background information on the issue and a thesis stating your argument considering the causes of the conflict.  At least three fully developed body paragraphs with at least three concrete details each explaining the causes of the conflict and providing evidence.  A paragraph including specific and concrete recommendations concerning how to fix the conflict.  You must include at least eight sources documenting your research. At least four sources must be from a KM/KSD database.  You must include an annotated bibliography with a three sentence summary of each source and an OPVL paragraph for each source.

12 Timeline Choosing a broad topic and getting an overview of the topic (May 16 th ) Narrowing the topic (May 19 th ) Develop a thesis or statement of purpose (May 20 th ) Formulate questions to guide research and plan for research and production (May 21 st ) Find/Analyze/Evaluate Sources (May 22 nd, May 23 rd and May 26 th ) Evaluate evidence/Take notes/Compile bibliography (May 27 th, 28 th and 29 th ) Establish conclusions/Organize information into an outline (May 30 th and June 2 nd ) Write the paper (June 3 rd, 4 th and 5 th ) Peer Assessment (June 6 th ) Turn in paper (June 9 th )

13 Specific Task: Must be completed and ed to me by the end of the class period. Select a conflict and do some preliminary background research on it. Find out and write down the following facts: 1.What is the name of the conflict? 2.How long has the conflict been going on? 3.Where is the conflict? 4.What are some interesting details about the conflict? 5.What are some preliminary reasons why the conflict is occurring? Please me your response. Complete the task and earn four points. Any questions are of course welcome.

14 Mr. Foltz do Topic: The Iraq War of 2003 (too many personal and political reasons) Name: 2003 Invasion of Iraq or the Iraq War: Time: , to the present Location: Iraq in the Middle East Details: Intentions thwarted, Not greeted as “friendlies”, U.S. “surge” and on-going tensions Hypotheses: Iraqi mistakes, U.S. search for power, oil, money, WMD’s, Saddam Hussein


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