I’m stuck on a Political Science question and need an explanation.
The goal of these policy briefs is to think like a policy maker. More importantly, this assignment
will train you to write to a policy audience. Each policy brief is expected to be 2-3 pages in
length. Policy briefs can be thought of as a State Department briefing in which you are
responsible for informing US leadership about a particular policy area. Because policymakers
need to make decisions under time-constraints, policy briefs should provide
well as clearly outlined recommendations on the issue you have chosen. A successful paper will
thus engage both the research on the topic and policy prescriptions based upon the available
information. Policy brief grades are dependent on the quality of your argument as well as on the
quality of your writing (clear organization, grammar, etc.).