International Drug Trafficking and Terrorism

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You are to choose a topic of interest from the list below and write a paper addressing the factors that have drawn you to the topic and its relevance to the study of politics.  For example, the idea of a perfect society in connection to the ideals of democracy seems to depart conceptually from empirical reality.  Your paper should be 3-4 pages in length.  Thinking Piece Topics:

* Freedom of Expression and Hate
* International Drug Trafficking and International Terrorism * Objectivity and the Media - the Role of Embedded Journalism Your paper should demonstrate clear organization and ideas that follow a logical order with evidence backed by citation of at least one credible source.  Equally important, this paper should adhere to the following guidelines: title page, double spaced, and introduction where the purpose is clearly stated, a body that substantiates your claims(s), and a conclusion.

Over the last decade there has been many worldwide changes that have made international drug trafficking and terrorism a much more diverse and complex subject. These rapid economic, political, social, and technological changes have significantly benefited the terrorists and their efforts to continue carrying out illegal international drug trafficking trade and terrorism. It not only affects politics in the world, but also has a huge impact on every citizen by jeopardizing our national security. In civilized countries like the United States, we rely on protection from our government, military, and border patrols as our nation’s security team against terrorism. As we’ve gone through this past decade, despite going through many changes in efforts to control terrorism in our country, I believe we have failed as a nation to protect our citizens, (e.g. 9/11). I believe the attacks on September 11, 2001 were carried out due to negligence from all levels of our national security. Terrorist plots to blow up the twin towers weren’t a secret and had already...
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