I’m working on a Political Science question and need guidance to help me study.

Please draw primarily from this week’s readings (and use additional outside sources as needed) to address this week’s forum. This week’s forum discussion consists of two parts:

1. To what extent do non-state actors constrain states when it comes to security? Are the effects so significant that realists, liberals, and constructivists should rethink the place of the state as the primary actor in international relations?

2. Submit a brief audio file that describes the policy issue you will focus on for the Weeks 6 and 8 assignments. The audio should be no more than 2 minutes. Please also attach a written script of your audio. You may use your own audio-recording program, or Screencast-o-Matic is a free program that you will use in the Week 6 and Week 8 assignments. You can use it to record audio only. Check it out at https://screencast-o-matic.com/

Please read over the requirements for the Weeks 6 and 8 assignments before selecting an issue to focus on for the policy analysis and recommendation. Please take into account any feedback you receive. It is important to select an issue that meets the following criteria.

Issue Selection for Policy Analysis and Recommendation Assignment:

Examples of policy issues:


All readings are found by title at https://apus.libguides.com/er.php?course_id=6099.<o:p>

Elhefnawy, Nader. 2011. “Twenty Years after the Cold War: A Strategic Survey.” Parameters 41(1): 6-17. <o:p>

Hooker, Jr., Richard D. 2005. “Beyond Vom Kriege: The Character and Conduct of Modern War.” Parameters 35(2): 4-17. <o:p>

Peters, Ralph. 2004. “In Praise of Attrition.” Parameters 34(2):24-32. <o:p>

Vacca, Alexander W. and Mark Davidson. 2011. “The Regularity of Irregular Warfare.” Parameters 41(1): 18-28. <o:p>

Farrall, Leah. 2011. “How al-Qaeda Works: What the Organization’s Subsidiaries Say about its Strength.” Foreign Affairs 90(2): 128-138. <o:p>

Taspinar, Omer. 2009. “Fighting Radicalism, not ‘Terrorism’: Root Causes of an International Actor Redefined.” SAIS Review 29(2): 75-86. <o:p>

McCants, William. 2011. “Al Qaeda’s Challenge: The Jihadists’ War with Islamist Democrats.” Foreign Affairs 90(5): 20-32. <o:p>