Policy Recommendation

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Policy Recommendation
What is a policy recommendation? A policy recommendation is simply written policy advice prepared for some group that has the authority to make decisions, whether that is a Cabinet, council, committee or other body. Policy recommendations are in many ways the chief product of the ongoing work of government managers to create and administer public policy. Policy recommendations have a lot in common with briefing notes. Like a briefing note, a policy recommendation serves to inform senior decision-makers about a policy issue. However, a policy recommendation document goes further than a briefing note, providing both a more in-depth analysis of the options and a policy recommendation. Policy recommendations are the key means through which policy decisions are made in most levels of government. In our federal and provincial governments, policy recommendations are brought forward by a minister or department for approval by Cabinet. Whether the policy recommendation is accepted as sound advice or dismissed in favor of another option largely depends on how well the issue and the arguments justifying the recommended course of action are presented.

The Bipartisan Policy Center stated on October 10, 2012, that, “Iran’s nuclear program is the most pressing national security challenge facing the United States.” I’d say it’s a pressing national security challenge given Iran is successful in developing a nuclear weapon because of their objectivity to EU’s and the U.S.’s recommendations to conforming to the IAEA’s (Intl. Atomic Energy Agency) regulations, heedlessness of the sanctions, and total disregard for the dissimilarities of human life, it would seem a bit intimidating as well as reckless to let them continue on this path to world destruction. Issues:

• Iran was implicated in the bombing of the U.S. Marine base in Beirut, Lebanon - Being added to the U.S. list of countries that support terrorism. • In October 2011, Iran refused to stop...
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