write an op ed article for a newspaper on a topic that is relevant to this class it must address a specific policy issue that is not working and it must present solutions on how to improve it


The Final Paper assesses the final two Course objectives.

Write an Op-ed article for a newspaper, on a topic that is relevant to this class. It must address a specific policy issue that is not working, and it must present solutions on how to improve it. You may research outside resources for policy suggestions, but be sure to also incorporate this course’s texts. This is a comprehensive final to assess your understanding of this course’s objectives.

Grading will be based on the quality of the writing, the clarity of the argument and how well it is supported by the literature from the course. See this handout for tips on writing an effective op-ed.

The required length is 4 double-spaced pages. Remember to cite sources in the text with Turabian in-text citations and write a Reference List at the end of your work.

This assignment originally appeared at John F. Kennedy’s School of Government at Harvard University.

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Below are the readings

Stewart, Scott. (2016). “It Takes Village to Stop a Lone Wolf.” STRATFOR Global Intelligence

Lynch, Mark. (2010). “In Defense of Obama’s Muslim Outreach” The Foreign Policy Magazine

Cohen, Eyal Tsir (2018). “Pushing the Jihadists Genie back into the Bottle: How to Counter the Ongoing Terrorist Threat

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Course Objectives

CO-1 Examine definitions, origins and causes of terrorism.

CO-2 Compare objectives, patterns, and actors of terrorism before and after 2001.

CO-3 Evaluate the character and influence of terrorist groups, their goals, structure, logistics and operations.

CO-4 Analyze the current trends and manifestations of terrorism and consequent challenges they pose for U.S. national security policies.

CO-5 Apply contemporary theories and methods derived from anti- and counter-terrorism policies to U.S. national security issues.

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