Topic: “Gray Zone”
Deliverables: Word Document (5-7 content pages) and PPT (5-7 slides)
Your final project for this course is an intelligence brief. It should be 5-7 content pages, 12-point font, double-spaced, and include at least 5 references (if you elect to include a title page or abstract – these pages do not count as content pages; the reference page also doesn’t count as a content page)
To accompany this intelligence brief, you are to also prepare a 5-7 slide PPT deck which presents the key points of your paper.
The topic of the final project is the “Gray Zone.” The gray zone is a period of intensifying strategic competition played out primarily below the threshold of armed conflict, in what is sometimes termed the gray zone between peace and war.
Your final project can focus on any theoretical construct (or as many of them as you want) of the gray zone and how the U.S. can adapt to compete in the gray zone. You may choose to focus on peace / nation-building activities such as humanitarian efforts, infrastructure building, global diplomacy, globalization and commerce or more conflict-driven activities such as economic espionage, cyber operations, or political coercion