5th Annual Student Scholarship/Essay Contest
$500-2nd Prize $250-3rd Prize
"South Asia at a Tipping Point"
Many experts argue that hostility between Pakistan and India, weak political conditions in Pakistan, the Afghan war, an assertive Pakistani military, and the possession of nuclear weapons, all place strains on stability that make South Asia the gravest threat to peace and security in the world today. Do you agree with this assessment, or would you argue that potential nuclear states, such as Iran or North Korea, pose a greater threat? Support your position by considering regional politics and stability, religious/social/cultural tensions, historical conflicts, and relationships with major powers.
Your essay should be at least 8 pages, double spaced, excluding footnotes and bibliography, and must use appropriate scholarly resources (Note-Wikipedia is not an acceptable academic source). Essays will be judged based on quality, including a clear thesis statement and strong support for your argument. Papers must be submitted via email by April 4, 2011 in English as Word file to Bruce Roth, Executive Director of Daisy Alliance. Be sure to include your name, mailing address, school name, and grade. There is no grade level requirement to enter, you just need to be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in any country. If you have questions, please email Holly Lindamood or call 770-261-4274.
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