Friday, December 07, 2012

Fall 2012 Final Exam

National Security Policy
DIP 600 Fall 2012
December 7, 2012

Please answer one of the following three questions. Your answer is due by 5pm today.

  1.  Over the past ten years, the United States has substantially expanded and improved upon its diplomatic and military relationship with India. What are the American goals for this relationship? What do the Indians get out of it? Is the expanded commitment to India a good idea, or are there unforeseen pitfalls? 
  2. The unmanned aerial vehicle campaigns over Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen continue to evoke controversy. Evaluate these campaigns from strategic, legal, and moral viewpoints. What values does the campaign further, and what are the tradeoffs associated with the attacks? 
  3. Consider the relationship between diplomacy and force. How does the use of force constitute diplomatic activity? Is it reasonable to claim that some adversaries “only understand the language of force?” Please use real-world examples

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