Popular in Course
Popular in Government
This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Estefania Cartwright Sr. on Monday September 28, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to GOVT 342 at George Mason University taught by Joseph Becelia in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 59 views. For similar materials see /class/215053/govt-342-george-mason-university in Government at George Mason University.
Reviews for Diplomacy
Report this Material
What is Karma?
Karma is the currency of StudySoup.
Date Created: 09/28/15
GOVT 342 INSTRUCTIONS FOR ASSIGNED PAPER DUE MARCH 31 Make sure you read and understand this guidance Your paper must conform to the requirements for format and content I will elaborate and answer questions in class Your paper will be in the form of a diplomatic telegram to be discussed this week in class You will draft it in the assumed role of the Chief of the Iranian Interests Section in Washington reporting back to hisher Foreign Ministry in Tehran Your telegram will respond to a simulated instruction that you have just received from the Foreign Ministry This instruction is quoted below We are increasingly concerned about the impact of US actions and intent toward Iran The sanctions imposed on us by the US and its lackeys are starting to hurt They threaten to cause serious economic damage and popular unrest Th ere have already been new street protests inspired by uprisings elsewhere in the region Some in our government fear that the very survival of the Islamic Republic is at risk Consequently we are considering a dramatic initiative to ease pressure on us We propose to offer to the US th e following deal Iran will end its support for all socalled terrorist causes and organizations including Hezbollah and Hamas and will in addition formally acknowledge the right of Israel to exist as a state in peace In exchange we ask that all bilateral and multilateral sanctions against Iran be removed and that Iran be granted the right to develop its peaceful nuclear energy program in the same way as other countries free of outside inspections To help us decide whether to offer this proposal we need from you a careful analysis of US attitudes and likely reaction Speci cally you must provide us th e following 1 An assessment of the US Administration s current position toward Iran including why it bears us such suspicion and hostility and the degree of US determination to deny us nuclear weapons e g is the US prepared to go to war to meet this goal 2 Your estimate of how the US will react to the above proposed bargain fully justi ed by analysis and facts Your paper should be 45 pages doublespaced It must bear a subject line and begin with a summary paragraph labeled as such of about a halfpage that touches on all key points made in the paper I suggest you draft it last In other words this is more than an introduction that would merely indicate the direction of what follows Following the summary the body of the paper should precisely address all aspects of the numbered points in the italicized