There are many critical international issues happening in the world today that are directly related to historical events or eras we’ve discussed in this class. For this assignment, you must find a recent news article (from a credible source – email me if you are unsure of a source) about a current event and write a paper about how the article relates

There are many critical international issues happening in the world today that are directly related to historical events or eras we’ve discussed in this class. For this assignment, you must find a recent news article (from a credible source – email me if you are unsure of a source) about a current event and write a paper about how the article relates to an event or era discussed in this class. This is not an informative paper, but rather you must use critical thinking to discuss how the current event is related to the history we’ve discussed and how it differs. Compare and contrast the present with the past using course readings, lectures, and outside sources if necessary to supplement your paper. Any supplemental sources should not be the main focus of your paper; your analysis of the newspaper article chosen is, and it should be obvious which is your main article.
Cite everything using footnotes (with full bibliographic information in them).
DO NOT PUT PARENTHESES IN YOUR TEXT.
*** Your answer must be about 5 pages (no more, no less), typed, DOUBLE SPACED, and 12-point Times New Roman font, one inch margins. You will be graded on content, grammar, punctuation, and following directions. Remember, these papers add up to 20% of your final grade; they should be a well thought out responses with a beginning, middle, and end. ***
Guidelines:
Find an article from a credible source – avoid 24-hour news channels (Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, etc.)… If you are unsure of your source, please email me.
Be specific. I want you to really think about this article and your response to it and how it fits into our course… You MUST cite course materials (lectures, readings, etc.)
Avoid replacing arguments with examples. Use examples to illustrate a general claim, not as a replacement for them. Examples by themselves tend toward selection bias and hasty generalizations.
I am interested in content, not clever rhetorical flourish. Thus, avoid filler material… DO NOT USE BLOCK QUOTES FROM THE ARTICLES OR READINGS. Direct quotes should be no longer than 2 sentences, MAXIMUM.
If you do not cite, even when you paraphrase, it will be considered plagiarism. PLAGIARIZED PAPERS WILL BE PENALIED EITHER BY AN F ON THE PAPER OR THE COURSE.
PROOFREAD YOUR PAPER. You will be marked off for typos, punctuation errors, and/or major disorganization.
The heading of your paper should be your name ONLY.
1-inch margins all around
The paper is to be at least 5 FULL pages long, not less (No cover page).
Pick one topic that I learned about in class to use for this assignment.
Topic to choose FRO: (choose which ever one is easier for you)
-Origins of the Cold War – Cuban Missile Crisis & Korean War -Vietnam War – Cambodian Genocide -Soviet-Afghan War -Iraq 1991 vs. Iraq 2003 -Break-up of the Former Yugoslavia -Decolonization in Africa & the U.S. Intervention in Somalia -Rwandan Genocide – Kosovo & The Responsibility

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