Iscuss the dual role of the security sector in the Arab World as both a source of political stability and instability

should address a research question. In other words, the paper has to be analytical not only descriptive. Students need to make arguments supported by evidence not just personal statements. Students are allowed to use only academic sources (books and journal articles). They should consult at least 7 academic sources in writing the final paper.

Studentsa papers will be assessed according to the following criteria:

-Organization (30%):

-Title page: should include the title of the paper, studentas name and ID number, and course title.

-Introduction: should state the purpose of the paper, highlight the research question and the thesis statement, and an overview of the remainder sections of the paper.

-Literature review/Contexts: provides an overview of the different positions while showing its strengths and weaknesses and relates them to the studentas argument.

-Method/Approach: in this section students should explain the approach or method used in trying to answer the research question.

-Bibliography: lists the sources used in writing the paper

Delivery (20%):

-Students should express their ideas in a coherent and clear manner. They should avoid too many simple grammar and spelling mistakes by running a spelling and grammar check before submitting their paper. Students can also consult the writing center.

Content (50%):

The focus here will be primarily on studentsa analyses and arguments and to a lesser degree on the background information.