Explain Why Conflicts Happen and Intelligence Simulation and Discussion

Answer the following questions, answer each question in 360 words. Please answer each question separately and no footnotes.

I. Intelligence Simulation and Discussion
The Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Defense are preparing contingency plans for retaliation using cyber defenses.
1. Read full description for each role. Choose a group for role play by replying to one thread. I am selecting [Defense Department (DoD) Roles] as the agency I will represent in the role play.

2. See http://www.intelligence.gov/mission/member-agencies.html for a general description of intelligence agency activities.

3. Read Chapter 7 of the Rosati and Scott textbook. (Attachment)

3. Watch the video in Lessons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7qNZRWWiAM

II. State Sovereignty
In your view and based on the readings for this week, is globalization a substantial threat to state sovereignty? Do we need to think of sovereignty differently? Explain your answer using at least three of the readings for this week.

Jessica Mathews, “Power Shift.”
K.J. Holsti, “The problem of Change in International Relations Theory”
James N. Rosenau, “Chapter One”
Nicholas Eberstadt, “The Demographic Future: What Population Growth — and Decline — Means for the Global Economy,”

III. Why Conflicts Happen:
Put yourself in the shoes of an analyst trying to explain why one of these conflicts happened… “The 2012 civil war in Libya”
Pick one of the levels of analysis (system, state, individual) and use the level you choose to explain the factors that led to the start of one of the following conflicts.

Put yourself in the shoes of an analyst who thinks that the level of analysis that you choose is a very important perspective for understanding why a particular conflict occurred. That means your essays should explain the actions and events that would be considered pertinent to that level of analysis – for example, if you think the structure of the international system contributed to the start of whichever conflict you choose, your essay should provide information about how that structure had that effect.

Council on Foreign Relations, the Global Regime for Armed Conflict, July 25, 2012. Parts 1 and 2: Scope of the Challenge and Strengths and Weaknesses.

c.) Stephane Dosse. “The Rise of Intrastate War,” Small Wars Journal, August 2010.