You are an Asian history expert working in intelligence analysis for the U.S. government. You have been asked to present an overview product of the most important geopolitical issues to pay attention to in the region at present when considering U.S. interests and future policy. You will write a professional policy memorandum to be presented in an overview brief. At minimum, the memorandum should address China’s growing economic and military power, Japan’s role in regional and international politics, the geopolitical importance of India and Pakistan and their contentious relationship, and the rising power of the “Asian Tigers.”
This project will be written in BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front) format, which allows policymakers to quickly locate and understand the most important information in an efficient manner. You have an in-depth understanding of the historical complexities of this region, but you do not have time to convey that expertise.
In 750-1,250 words, present your recommendations in a concise, efficient, and persuasive format.
Key Judgments (bullet format, summarizes the most important points and conclusions of the piece) (Approximately 250 words)
Background (short paragraphs highlighting and describing important developments in current Asia geopolitics) (250-500 words)
Analysis (key points on the geopolitical importance of certain developments) (250-500 words)
Outlook (summarize the content of the memo and emphasize predictive analysis) (Approximately 250 words)
In each paragraph, the details should be arranged from most to least important. The first sentence states the most important point in bold type. The rest of the paragraph supports or explains that point. Information that does not fall under that primary point should not be included in the paragraph. Be as clear, direct, and concise as possible. Get to the point as quickly as possible. Consider that the very important reader may only skim the product.
Avoid bias and overt editorializing. All points must be as objectively stated as possible and only go as far as the facts and evidence presented allow.
Cite and reference 3-5 provided or peer-reviewed sources in support of the content. Use only sources provided in Topic Resources or those found in the GCU Library.
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
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