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PS 121: International Politics | Dr. Robert Rauchhaus | Spring 2009 Paper Assignment Question: “Military force is an increasingly useless instrument for states to advance their  national interests.” Why do many scholars, pundits, and journalists believe this statement is true? Do you agree or disagree with the statement? What, if any, relationship exists between military,  economic and soft power? Support your argument by citing relevant readings and examples. Deadline:  This paper is due at the beginning of class on Monday, May 18. In the era after the end of the Cold War as well as the fall of the Berlin Wall the world and in particular Americans believed that it was truly the age of Globalization. That the inter-connectedness of countries in trade and communication had brought about an era of peace and a time for International communal growth. But after 9/11 the idealistic view of collective prosperity and security amongst all nations quickly faded. In truth this lies in the fact that the world was and still continues to be one of anarchy—though this concept of anarchy is not to be confused with chaos. The fact that we live in a world characterized by
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