For this assignment, you will prepare a written analysis of
the most current US National Security Strategy
(which can be found here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/NSC-1v2.pdf ), from a geopolitical perspective.
Your analysis should address the following questions:
1. Which geopolitical theory, if any,
is most clearly reflected in NSS? Is this the most relevant geopolitical theory
in your view?
2. What are the
main geopolitical challenges that are identified in the NSS?
geopolitical threats does the NSS not address sufficiently? Explain why you
believe this is the case.
4. Which of the
geopolitical threats/challenges identified in the NSS is the least important/significant?
5. Can the most
important geopolitical challenges identified in NSS best be addressed with air,
land, or sea power (or another element of power)? Why?
Please follow the instruction sheet and write an evaluation report on the site that I have chosen. In order to do a detailed evaluation, you might need to do your own site observation virtually. I will attach the site map and my observation notes for your reference shortly. Please read those readings before writing the report.
In the report, you need to answer the potential questions mentioned in the instruction sheet.
Here is the link to the site that I have chosen: https://goo.gl/maps/o9Uc9DyGrsGvSLqz7
Please let me know if you need any other information or resources. Additional sources are accepted.
Comments from Customer
my observation of the site mainly focuses on public spaces and green spaces. So the content of the report needs to be related these two topics.
People in hundreds of places around the world experienced the impacts of colonialism dating to the dawn of the Age of Sail (c. 1450CE). Both physical and human geography shaped the colonial experience- and how the formerly colonized see themselves today. Around the world, in the postcolonial era, the peoples of these once-colonized places struggle with its legacy.
In a 3-page (800 words minimum) essay, please address the following prompt: How and where do we see the lasting impacts of colonialism in today’s world?
THINKING ABOUT THE PROMPT
To effectively answer this question, you will need to clearly define both colonialism and postcolonialism as we have discussed it in class. You want to call out the historical geography of these places specifically: when and where did colonizers colonize? Why there? Is there notable context to these colonial choices? Be sure to make connections between the place’s physical geography (physiography, resources, climate, etc.) and the colonial effort in that place. The human geography should not be overlooked: Which cultures were colonized? Who were the colonizers? Was there resistance?
Most importantly, what are the lasting human impacts to the people of these places now that the colonizers are gone? What are they struggling with? Why does it matter?
This will be a traditional 5-part essay: an introductory paragraph, three supporting paragraphs with specific examples, and a concluding
Your introductory paragraph should clearly define both colonialism and postcolonialism as we have come to understand them in this course. Be sure to explain why we study this in GEOG110: World Geography.
Your body paragraphs should be dedicated to a full discussion of colonialism in each place. Identify the places and their realms as well as who colonized them. Make sure to include the challenges they face today as a result of colonial actions.
The closing paragraph should reflect on the impact colonialism has had on people’s lived What is the lasting legacy now that the colonizers are gone?
Three distinct places must be highlighted; all three places must be in different realms.
The paper should NOT address neocolonial action (any NEW colonial activity within the last 50 years) and should NOT address places that are still colonized
demonstrate an up-to-date knowledge of world regions, the variety and complexity of the
world’s cultural mosaic, and recognize geography as a synthesizing or bringing together
discipline, bridging the social and physical sciences [Social Science] (GEOG110LG1)
analyze situations from the perspective of people in other nations and cultures and recognize
how value systems differ from place to place around the globe [Diversity] (GEOG110LG2)
900+ words (~3 pages)
Organization: clear introductory paragraph; three supporting paragraphs using specific examples and evidence; a closing paragraph with reflection
Clearly address the prompt
Demonstrates thorough revision and incorporates peer and instructor feedback
Utilizes appropriate college-level grammar, punctuation, and mechanics
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Watch videos and respond briefly to one classmate.
https://youtu.be/uqZ-ToXjCz0 https://youtu.be/4t7GADjRIuA https://youtu.be/XKVDXbIpW9Q https://youtu.be/m2cPiNfK6H4 https://youtu.be/ka8csjsmX6I https://youtu.be/xMaE6toi4mk As time rolls on in your personal life and our national psyche, the present rapidly becomes the past. In 2001 we occupied Afghanistan and Iraq with passion and hubris. After two decades of vast amounts of blood and treasure, both Trump & Biden concurred we are done with all of it. We are completely out of Afghanistan, and mostly done with Iraq. American foreign policy oscillates between military interventionism versus isolationism. American foreign policy oscillates between military counterterrorismintervention (soldiers, Humvees, drones) to kill the enemies, versus counterinsurgency investments (food, education, infrastructure) to win hearts and minds. After TWENTY years in Afghanistan and/or Iraq, what did we get right, or where did we go wrong? If you had a time machine, would counterterrorism or counterinsurgency work best in Afghanistan and/or Iraq? What lesson have we learned (or failed to learn) from this double debacle? In the wisdom of The Clash, should we stay or should we go?
Classmate 1: Should we stay or should we go? I personally think that we should’ve stayed, the country was well under control while our troops were there, and the minute we left, the Taliban took control again. I do think we went wrong trying to rebuild the country, we put so much money into building the road, and using our troops to help, when it didn’t seem that they would want the help. I think if we would’ve stayed in there when the were closing in, we would’ve had better results. I think we learned that we can not rebuild a country that doesn’t want it, I know that the Taliban was the ones responsible but there could’ve been better options.
Learning Goal: I’m working on a geography writing question and need guidance to help me learn.Papers should be at least 2-and-a-half pages in length (but absolutely no more than 6), excluding any illustrations (photos, maps, tables, graphs, etc.), which, by the way, should include numbered captions or labels. Use a double-spaced, 12-point type in a Times New Roman, Garamond, Book Antiqua, or Calibri font and reset the page to 1-inch margins, and 1 inch at the top and bottom. Papers should include your name, a title, in-text citations (Author Last Name, YEAR, p. #), and at the end a list of ‘References’ for materials used throughout the paper
o Case study could potentially be The 2015 Ghorka earthquake in Nepal o Explain meaning of “vulnerability” and how it relates to natural disaster ? Env vulnerability = geographical location, settlement patterns, development trajectories ? Social vulnerability = demography, education, health, governance ? Economic = o Background info on Nepal – is it/WHY is it vulnerable ? Rapidly expanding population of over 1.5mil ? Poorly controlled development ? Poor construction quality and liquefiable soils ? The country has been ranked as the 11th worst in relative vulnerability to earthquakes (UNDP, 2004), and Kathmandu as the city with the greatest potential for earthquake-induced loss of life anywhere in the world (GeoHazards International, 2001). ? 11% of repondents in the sample of people in research report had pre-existing health conditions – they represent 14% of the injured/dead.
Volcanoes Introduction Volcanoes are geologic features that people find very awe-inspiring because of their explosive power when they erupt or the magnificent mountainous peaks they produce. In many cases, the high elevations associated with volcanoes are snow-covered and serve as recreation areas for winter sports. In terms of history, civilizations have located themselves near volcanoes because of the nutrient-rich soils found nearby, a produce of the volcanoes deposits that have built up. Unfortunately, these areas are often adversely affected by eruptions that have caused people to relocate. Lab Instructions Visit the Smithsonian Institution – Global Volcanism Program At the top of the page, click on the Galleries tab, and select Image Collections from the drop down menu. On the next page, review each of the three sections: Hazards and Processes, Studying Volcanoes, and Volcano Types and Features. click on Volcano Types & Features. Read each of paragraphs for each subsection and be sure to look at the images for examples. The quiz will cover information on these topics. When you have visited each topic, at the top of the page click on the Reports tab. From the Reports drop down menu, click on Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report. Review the list of all recent volcanic activity. Select one of the volcanoes on the list that interests you. Compose a +400-word article of your selected volcano. It must contain the following information: Name and volcano type. (2 points) Country, sub-region, latitude, and longitude. (2 points) The elevation in meters and miles. (2 points) What is the volcano’s average VEI, based on its eruption history? When did the last major eruption occur (look for when the highest VEI level occurred)? (3 points) Historic news, facts, and interesting information. (3 points) Visit Google Maps and find your volcano. Describe the shape and features of the surrounding area. (2 points) Compile a list of all resources. Wikipedia shall not be used for this lab. Visit EasyBib or Purdue Online Writing Lab for help with citations. (1 point) All answers must be in your own words. Broward College uses TurnItIn as its plagiarism detection service. Submit the half-page summary of the volcano in a
Given the importance of oil to our world today it is an object that is worthy of our consideration. In this class, by drawing upon key writers in geography and other cognate disciplines we have critically examined oil from multiple perspectives. We have learned that the politics surrounding oil is often violent and uneven. Furthermore, as humans extract oil the consequences of this extraction have been devastating for the environment. Once extracted, oil is transformed to produce gas for automobiles, into fertilizers for lawns and myriad other things. But oil has also transformed humans. Simply put, oil is central to our world today and geography as a discipline has sought to untangle oil’s multiple connections. Key concepts from the discipline of geography such as scale, maps, place (including “sense of place” and “global sense of place”), landscape, nature/society and hazards/disaster are useful to understand oil’s production, transformation and contestations. These concepts are also useful to understand the unfolding of processes such as globalization, capitalism and human/environment interactions (and oil is globalized, capitalized and has influentially shaped human/ environment interactions). For your final essay write a critical essay (9 to 10 pages) on a case study of oil in Canada and show how two concepts (from the following list of six: (1) scale; (2) maps; (3) landscape; (4) place; (5) nature/society; and (6) hazards/disaster) is helpful to make sense of the case study that you choose to write about. Here I am simply asking that you consider how core geographical concepts that you studied in class are helpful in making sense of a case study of oil in Canada as the goal of this assignment is to give you an opportunity to engage with and build a solid foundation in concepts that are central to geography and use them to analyze the world. Canada has, as one industry group puts it, the third largest oil reserves in the world (https://www.capp.ca/canadian-oil-and-natural-gas/canadas-petroleum-resources (Links to an external site.)). In order to find a case study of oil in Canada you should begin by reading broadly about oil production, extraction, distribution and contestations in Canada. Some questions that are helpful as you embark on identifying a case study are: Where are the oil deposits in Canada? How is oil transported in Canada? What are the hazards of oil production and transportation in Canada? How are places, landscapes being transformed in Canada as oil is extracted, processed and transported? What are the contestations around oil in Canada? If you begin by reading broadly about oil in Canada, then you will have learned about Canada’s oil sands, offshore drilling, pipelines, indigenous contestations of oil, federal vs provincial oil priorities, oil politics at US/Canada border, environmental justice campaigns on oil, etc. Conducting this preliminary research will put you in a good position from which to pick a case study that is of particular interest to you so that you can research and learn more about it by making it the focus of your essay. Once you have picked your case study, then decide which two concepts will be most helpful to make sense of the case study. After you have picked the concepts make sure that in your essay you demonstrate an understanding of the concepts. In order to demonstrate that you understand your chosen two concepts you must use readings on the concept that have been assigned in the syllabus plus an additional reading highlighted in red on this announcement (you can download these). You may wish to draw upon additional academic articles and books to flesh out concepts, but these should supplement rather than replace the readings on the syllabus and readings in red. Assignment format: Your paper should include a title page (which lists an informative title and also lists your two chosen concepts, your name, student number, course title and number, Professor and TA’s name). Main paper (excluding title page and bibliography page should be 9-10 pages in length. It should be double-spaced, have 1-inch margins, use 12 point Times New Roman font, and paginated i.e. pages should be numbered; clear subheadings). Bibliography page (Use APA citation style in the paper and in the bibliography).
Have a few pages written, I just need the rest of the paper done so that it flows with what I already have. That means what is already written can be modified. I will attach several videos to watch for context. This essay is a research/argumentative paper on Urban enviornments and the concept of “Urban Planet”. No citing is required. Thank you!
The assignment asks you to learn about one of Toronto’s ethnic economies through background research(online and library research). You will answer 11questions about your chosen site (cultural landscape or ethnic economy)from the list below (or select your own)first. Answering these questions (pages 2 and 3) will be used as the primary source material for your analytical essay. Details and examples from your findings and research must be used in your essay.