Technology, The International System, Governance, And Conflict

The Future Operating Environment Scenario paper is your conceptualization of the future operating environment. The future operating environment is your analysis of and forecast for the world in 15-30 years. Your conceptualization of the future is based on your analysis of the long- and short-term trends in four focus areas: technology, the international system, governance, and conflict. Required Format • Title Page: The title page must include the title (i.e., A U.S. National Security White Paper), name, course name and number, and professor’s name. • Introduction: This section provides an overview of the topic that you are writing about, a concise synopsis of the issues, a problem statement, and your thesis. A reader should know your analysis, argument, and proposals from your introduction. This section should be 1 page. • Scenario: This section provides the results of your research on and analysis of a possible, plausible, and probable future. In a quantitative project, this section would provide the results of the data collection and an analysis of what it illustrates in empirical terms. In a qualitative paper, it will produce the findings that you have made from an empirical analysis of your variables. This section should also provide the evidence, presented logically, that provides a persuasive argument for your thesis. This section is an incorporation and refinement of your Future Operating Environment Scenario. This section should be 3-5 pages. • Conclusion: This section provides a concise summary of the future national security challenges and problems the United States must address in your scenario. This section should be 1 page. Learning Objectives • Assess the key influences on the international and national security environments in the near- and long-term future. • Analyze the extant and predicted threats to the international and national security environments. • Deconstruct the existing and predicted strategies to address the near- and long-term threats to the international and national security environments. • Synthesize the strategic, policy, and doctrinal necessities for future war and conflict. Technical Requirements • Your paper must be at a minimum of 5-7 pages (the Title and Reference pages do not count towards the minimum limit). • Scholarly and credible references should be used. A good rule of thumb is at least 2 scholarly sources per page of content. • Type in Times New Roman, 12 point and double space. • Students will follow the current Turabian Style as the sole citation and reference style used in written work submitted as part of coursework. • Points will be deducted for the use of Wikipedia or encyclopedic type sources. It is highly advised to utilize books, peer-reviewed journals, articles, archived documents, etc. • All submissions will be graded using the assignment rubric.