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Please craft a policy history that addresses the threat of foreign terrorism. A policy history is an overview of important and recent policy actions taken by the government to address a particular problem: the threat of foreign terrorism. In contrast to an issue brief which largely focuses on the particulars/specifics of the problem itself (example: how many homeless people? why are they homeless? Et cetera), a policy history focuses on how the government has addressed the problem (example: what laws were passed regarding the homeless? What policies do the police use in dealing with the homeless, et cetera). Thus, a successful policy history gives the decision maker enough context to understand what policies have been proposed and/or enacted.
Please craft the policy history of 4-5 pages (no more and no less) (double or 1.5 spacing is fine-whichever helps to meet the page minimum or maximum) that addresses the threat of Foreign Terrorism. Please include a bibliography at the end of the document. The bibliography is not included in the page count. Structurally, the policy history must include the following sections (use headers): an executive summary (similar to an abstract), an overview of the issue, and a discussion of US policy actions designed to address the issue. The policy history should include visual aids/infographics appropriate to communicate relevant information. Please write with purpose and revise for clarity. Remember, please do not make a recommendation. Please keep in mind to focus on the external- (international) dimension(s) of this policy issue. Still, there are often internal/domestic dimensions to external issues (example: whether to allow Huawei to invest in US telecom infrastructure). You can also address these as necessary
Please craft this policy history as if your position is a governmental policy planning staff member and your audience is a newly-elected US President. Attention to one’s audience is critical. Take great care to adopt an audience-centered perspective. Policy histories are written for a wide variety of decision-makers because new decision-makers enter every policy arena each year. In this case, we will pretend the decision-maker is a newly elected U.S. president. They arrive needing to learn what polices have been considered in the past and which ones have passed.
Because this policy history is international in orientation, this means that in addition to legislation and regulations, foreign policy actions may merit inclusion. Indeed, the latter are likely to constitute the bulk of many policy histories. Please remember this is a policy history, not an issue brief or policy brief. Primary focus should be on policy actions taken with respect to this issue. Again, the policy history should not include making a recommendation.
For research, please use only quality academic, government, and journalistic sources. The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the Department of State, and other federal entities are obvious sources. Quality journalism (e.g, Economist, FT, BBC, NYTimes, WashPost, Reuters, AP, etc) is good too. With regard to the scholarly sources, I think you should limit yourself to policy journals (e.g., Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Current History, World Policy Journal, etc.). Please don’t use low quality sources and/or rely excessively on websites.
Please make sure that the policy history document meets each of the checklist requirements below:
|CONTENT & ANALYSIS|
|Document demonstrates a thorough understanding of the topic and its implications.|
|Document includes sufficient background on the legislative issues, public concerns, and other relevant dimensions of the topic for the intended audience|
|Document includes only information that is relevant to the topic.|
|Document is directed to an intelligent reader unfamiliar with the specifics of the topic|
|Document is crafted in short, precise, readable sentences that are actor-centered.|
|Paragraphs are cohesive, coherent, and properly emphasize important ideas.|
|Discussion throughout the document flows logically.|
|The document includes no grammar or spelling errors|
|The document avoids unncessary use of technical jargon|
|The document passes the Washington Post test|
|DOCUMENT FORMATTING & PRESENTATION|
|Document title information provides appropriate information|
|Manuscript title is descriptive and helpful.|
|Document content is broken into sections, each having a clear purpose.|
|Document provides reader appropriate visual cues (including infographics) to draw reader’s eye to relevant points quickly.|