international relations

500 words for each question. Put references under each answer before moving on to the next question.

1) Discussion Questions: It is said that “intelligence is central to everything DHS does” (Charlie Allen, former Undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis at DHS). Based on your reading and experience, is this true? Since the biggest emerging threat appears to be cyber terrorism related, how is intelligence central to understanding this threat vector? Explain your reasoning in detail.

Instructions: Fully utilize the materials that have been provided to you in order to support your response. Your initial post must be at least 500 words.

2) Submit and defend one policy course of action you feel would have the greatest long-term benefit for stabilizing security in Afghanistan/Central Asia.

Instructions: Your initial post answering all this week’s questions should be at least 500 words.

3) With the end of the Cold War, many Western observers assumed that liberal democratic capitalism was the only effective remaining path to modernization for the developing world. Nonetheless, China’s unprecedented rise in the global economic hierarchy has raised the possibility of an alternative “illiberal” state-led capitalism.

Hence, what is the Chinese model? And is the developmental state a viable alternative growth model for the countries of the South? Is it a serious challenger to free market capitalism?

Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 500 word