This paper is designed to use critical thinking skills evaluating a potential future international relations environment, discuss/describe how national interests can be threatened or challenged, and determine how Nation states can utilize instruments of national power to respond to these threats and challenges in this plausible future scenario. Utilize the “Stalled Engine” scenario and analyze/evaluate this scenario in the paper.
The future scenarios from Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds include:
The U.S. government traditionally uses the National Security Strategy (NSS) to elucidate the core national security interests and objectives of our nation. Identify and discuss three critical national interests illuminated in the 2010 NSS that would be threatened or challenged in the “Stalled Engine World” you selected. Next, explain what tools (i.e., political, social/cultural, geographic/economic) and military elements of power, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGO), or others, you would use to respond the potential future threats or challenges. Finally, prioritize the threats and challenges and recommend which threat or challenge should be addressed first, second, and, if needed, third. Provide the rationale behind your recommended priorities.
Your paper should be organized into five sections:
The paper must be four to five pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style 6th Edition. You must include at least three scholarly sources, which may include your course text and the Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds report. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page.
The following link is to Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. The PDF is also attached.