Internal Code: MAS1684
Report Writing Assignment
This assignment tasks students with composing a paper intended to recommend a certain policy to a targeted institution. For this assessment, you are to take the role of an analyst for Australia's diplomatic corps, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Your policy paper should be no more than 2,500 words and address the following issue:
Some argue that, despite the end of the Cold War, the continued presence of US forces in Asia will remain?the cornerstone of Asia-Pacific security. Most regional leaders also encourage and assist the US to maintain its commitment to the region. Others point out the losing relevance of US forces in post-Cold War Asia and consider multilateral military arrangements to be a benchmark for stability in the Asia Pacific. Should the US withdraw all troops from East Asia and what would the potential political, economic and security ramifications of this move be?