Read/review the following resources for this activity:
- Textbook: Chapters 8, 9
- Lesson(Links to an external site.)
- Citation and Writing Assistance: Writing Papers At CU (Links to an external site.)
- Library Overview (Links to an external site.)
- How to Search for Articles – the Everything Tab (Links to an external site.)
- Article (no more than one-month old) from reputable news source such as The New York Timesor The Washington Post
Write a paper on a current event article that discusses restrictions on freedoms by a totalitarian state or an article on ethnic conflict within a nation. Summarize the article and explain why this issue is important to the global community. What outside influences might help change this issue? How? Is the article neutral? Why or why not?
Be sure to include a scanned copy of the article in your submission in addition to citations. Articles may not be more than one month old.
Writing Requirements (APA format). Refer to the APA manual.
- Length: 3 full pages (not including the title or references page)
- 1-inch margins
- 12-point Times New Roman font
- Title and Reference page required
- APA cite article with link
- Scan copy of article required
This activity will be graded based on the Assignment Grading Rubric.
Week 5 Assignment: Current Event – Ethnic Conflict
This paper assesses the issue of ethnic conflict in South Sudan, and the role played by the international organizations in mediating. For decades, the country has been plagued with war crimes and persistent ethnic conflicts. There have been several proposed and failed peace treaties before. The article chosen for this assignment details the third and current proposed peace treaty. Indeed, the piece is ideal for comprehending the role of international organizations in conflicted states and just how delicate peace treaties can be in such a political climate. This write-up will also evaluate whether or not the primary article is neutral and the essence of a peace treaty in South Sudan and to the global community at large.
Summary of the Article
The selected article was published on 4 March 2020. As the article suggests, it details challenges facing the New South Sudan government in keeping peace in the country. The current government is a coalition between rival leaders: President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar as the deputy president. The latter is the former leader of the opposition. Before then, the country had been involved in six years of intense civil war, which resulted in the displacement of at least 5 million people and deaths of nearly 400,000 (Associated Press, 2020). There are ongoing efforts to implement a proposed peace treaty. There have already been two failed attempts in the past. The current government and peace treaty are facing threats such as corruption and impunity.
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