Research Paper (PSC 231-Weiss) Fall 22


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Assignment Criteria-Citations and Sources

Choose a topic from the list the instructor provided.

You are expected to use a minimum of 5 sources, such as books, peer-reviewed journal articles, newspaper articles and newsmagazines that provide in-depth and relatively unbiased coverage of international relations issues and world events. The following are recommended sources:

  1. Newspaper/Media sources -Click on the link to go to these websites
    New York Times                                   Los Angeles Times 
    Wall Street Journal                             British Broadcasting Corporation 
  2. Newsmagazines on foreign policy and international relations (non-peer-reviewed) can be found in the CSN Libraries EBSCO Complete and ProQuest Central databases. Use the filters for "Full Text" and "Magazines".
    Foreign Policy                                    The Atlantic 
    The Economist                                   Newsweek 
  3. Peer-reviewed academic journals on foreign policy and international relations can be found in the EBSCO Complete and ProQuest Central databases. Use the filters for "Full Text" and "Peer-reviewed".
    Foreign Affairs                                   International Organization 
    International Studies Quarterly          World Politics 
    Orbis                                                  International Studies Review 
    International Studies Perspectives 
  4. Foreign policy and international relations think tanks and policy institutes-click on the link to go to these websites

      Center for Strategic and International Studies 
      The Brookings Institution 
       Carnegie Endowment for International Peace   
            Human Rights Watch

Read the professor's assignment carefully for more information. Ask questions if you don't understand. 

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