You are to write a short, critical essay on the following question. Your response is limited to 750 double-spaced, typewritten words. This essay examination is worth 25% of your final grade for the course. Your examination is due Friday, January 31, 2020 at 8pm Pacific Time. You are to submit your final examination response as a .doc or .rtf file via the Assignment folder of Canvas. No other file formats will be accepted. Unless you make prior arrangements, no late examinations will be accepted. GOOD LUCK!
From your perspective, what are the primary historical, contemporary and current factors contributing to the status of the international system? Provide specific examples in support of your argument.