MAIN TOPIC: US-VENEZUELA ALLIANCE
Begin by researching the allianceâ€™s economic benefits and concerns from the U.S. perspective.
-Use History as well as CURRENT EVENTS
Produce a 10-page paper that answers two broad questions: 1] Why did the states choose to join the alliance? 2]Why do the states stay in the alliance? T
ake a look from the US Perspective (Economic benefits)
Your answer should include international relations theories or a combination of theories you think best explains the behavior of each the behavior of each state in terms of their decision to join the alliance and their decision to maintain it. You should also include what you believe to be the most convincing alternative explanations and a justification for why you think your preferred theory does a better job,
The paper should provide a brief overview of the history of the economic relationship between the two states:
What was the economic relationship between the two states before the alliance? What was it like after the alliance?
What was the trade relationship and how has it changed over time? What does the state import from its ally? What does it export to its ally? How have these trade flows changes over time?
What it the level and direction of Foreign Direct Investment?
Do the states loan to each other?
Do the states give one another economic or military aid?
Are there other economic costs or benefits associated with the relationship?
-Use your research and cite it
-Try to include the readings below.
One, remember to focus the paper on the initial questions.
Two, although this paper has historical elements, all papers are making some kind of argument, and all papers need to back up their arguments with evidence.
Three, try to reference the major ideas and theories from the class readings â€“ they will help guide you (I have attached a few of them)
Four, the paper should look organized and professional. Do your best to avoid spelling and grammar mistakes and include a bibliography.
Argument: Does the paper provide a relatively comprehensive and nuanced account of the existence and endurance of the alliance? Does it have a clear argument and provide proper support for that argument? Does the paper include the necessary details on the security/economic relationship? (60%)
Organization: Is the paper well-written, easy to understand, and well organized? Does the paper have proper citations? Does it have a bibliography? (30%)
Reference to class materials: Does the paper make references to the ideas and readings mentioned in class? (10%)
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO MAKE IT AN ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY!!!!!! I HAVE GOTTEN THIS WRITTEN BEFORE AND SOMEONE WROTE ME A PURELY RESEARCH ESSAY! ITS ARGUMENTATIVE. USE THEORIES. PLEASE READ EVERYTHING ABOVE MULTIPLE TIMES AND UNDERSTAND IT BEFORE BEGINNING!!!!