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Week 8 People’s Republic of China (PRC) Threat Analysis Final Research Paper

Week 8 People’s Republic of China (PRC) Threat Analysis Final Research Paper

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Submitted May 26, 2019 1:53 PM

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    Open Date Apr 14, 2019 12:05 AM
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    Points Possible 100.0
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    The final research essay will be the results of a Congressional report on the People’s Republic of China and assess the CI analysis used in the report to develop the report’s conclusions.

    People’s Republic of China (PRC) Threat Analysis

    Value: This Assignment counts for 40% of your APUS Final Course Grade for this course.

    Deadline: Sunday, End of week 8.

    Objective: This assignment, in accordance with undergraduate academic endeavors, provides an opportunity to evaluate assimilation of course topics, and sharpen and evaluate students’ research & critical thinking skills. The assignment is driven & tested by a combination of course materials and external self-led research (depending upon essay[s] selected); analyzed and presented in essay(s) form.

    Type: This assignment consists of a research analysis paper approximately five to seven pages in length, double-spaced (This page count does not include a title page, abstract (optional), table of contents (optional), bibliography page(s), or Endnotes page(s) (if used)). The source material should result primarily from self-led external research of scholarly articles. In addition, the course required reading materials may be used. The paper should have 5 to 7 pages of content which are the written results of your research efforts.Topic:

    The final research essay for this course is to review the results of the Cox Committee investigation by Congress into the threat posed by the PRC. This report was prepared by the House of Representatives with input from the Intelligence Community (IC) and the Congressional Research Service (CRS). It represents an outstanding counterintelligence analysis product. The complete report is posted under the Resources in the “Cox Report – US Natl Scty and Mil-Commercial Concerns with PRC – 1999” folder. (As a backup, the Govt Printing Office link for this report is http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/GPO-CRPT-105hrpt851/content-detail.html)

    Your assignment starts with a review of the Cox Report (start early — it is long) to determine the descriptive, explanatory, and predictive analytical methods used by Cox Committee, IC, and CRS to develop the report’s conclusions on the PRC’s intelligence threat. Your assignment is to describe the various analytical methods used. Your description of the methods used should be supported by examples from the Cox Report. Finally, your assignment must include a discussion of the policy and operational decisions made as a result of this counterintelligence analysis of the PRC’s threat.

    The purpose of this assignment is for you to understand how counterintelligence analysis is applied.

    Note: Per the original course author, this course was designed as follow-on to the INTL300 Research Methods. Thus, you were supposed to bring the knowledge of the three analytical methods mentioned above with you from taking INTL300 earlier/previously. However, if you are not familiar with these methods, I am posting in the class’ Resources a CIA reference document titled, “Tradecraft Primer – Structured Analytic Techniques for Improving Intelligence Analysis,” dated Apr 2009. Please feel free to use the three previously mentioned methods in the assignment, if you are familiar with them, or any one or combination of methods from this primer.

    Format: Your paper requires a Title page, citations, and a bibliography. Your paper should be in the Chicago format (http://www.apus.edu/Online-Library/tutorials/chicago.htm)

    Once you have completed this assignment, please upload your paper for evaluation and instructor feedback.

    Please name your file:LastName_INTL409_PRC_Essay_YourTopic.doc or .docxGrading: Your research analysis essay will be graded using the following rubric.

    Points – Category (See Full SSGS Assignment Rubric Guidance in attached document titled, SSGS Assignment Rubric 300-400 Level.docx)

    20 – Focus/Thesis – Student exhibits a defined and clear understanding of the assignment. Thesis is clearly defined and well-constructed to help guide the reader throughout the assignment. Student builds upon the thesis of the assignment with well-documented and exceptional supporting facts, figures, and/or statements.
    20 – Content/Subject Knowledge – Student demonstrates proficient command of the subject matter in the assignment. Assignment shows an impressive level of depth of student’s ability to relate course content to practical examples and applications. Student provides comprehensive analysis of details, facts, and concepts in a logical sequence.
    20 – Critical Thinking Skills – Student demonstrates a higher-level of critical thinking necessary for 300-400 level work. Learner provides a strategic approach in presenting examples of problem solving or critical thinking, while drawing logical conclusions which are not immediately obvious. Student provides well-supported ideas and reflection with a variety of current and/or world views in the assignment. Student presents a genuine intellectual development of ideas throughout assignment.
    20 – Organization of Ideas/Format – Student thoroughly understands and excels in explaining all major points. An original, unique, and/or imaginative approach to overall ideas, concepts, and findings is presented. Overall format of assignment includes an appropriate introduction (or abstract), well- developed paragraphs, and conclusion. Finished assignment demonstrates student’s ability to plan and organize research in a logical sequence. Student uses required number of academic sources or beyond.
    20 – Writing Conventions (Grammar and Mechanics) – Student demonstrates an excellent command of grammar, as well as presents research in a clear and concise writing style. Presents a thorough and extensive understanding of word usage. Student excels in the selection and development of a well-planned research assignment. Assignment is error-free and reflects student’s ability to prepare a high-quality academic assignment.


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