International policy

Syria has experience many international bans and restrictions. Write two page paper on some of these policies that have affected Syria.

Foreign Policy Concerning Syria

Syria is a nation that has experienced war since 2011 when 15 school children were arrested and tortured for writing anti-government graffiti on a wall. This incident saw the outbreak of revolution and fights in the city of Aleppo where a resisting group known as rebels confronted the soldiers who support the reign of President Bashar al-Assad. Syria has been in the limelight since 1979 to have been on collaboration and sponsorship of terrorism activities dating back in 1979. The position has not been received well by the foreign nations especially the US whereby sanctions have been imposed on Syria. The country has faced many economic, political and social sanctions leaving the people of Syria in darkness and desperate situation.

After the war broke out in 201, the government of America has imposed several sanctions on Syria to prevent the rolling regime from accessing the resources that enable them to propagate violence and poor leadership. The restrictions are aimed at pushing the ruling government to the wall so that they can open up for democratic transitions. For instance, Executive Order 13572 that was adopted in April 2011, focused on blocking the properties of those Syrian leaders who spearheaded the war and human right abuses (“Syria Sanctions,” Par. 2-3). Even after the order, Syrian government continued to violate it and went ahead with the violence, prompting the US Government to impose another Executive Order 13573 that blocked the property of President Bashir al-Assad as well as those of senior Syrian government officials. President al-Assad regime never ceased from causing violence in the country, something that made the US issue order 13582 now blocking the properties of the entire Syrian Government. The order prohibited any form of new property investment in Syria; it also limited the US citizens from exporting or sale of services to Syria. The most setback realized on the economy was the sanction on the importation and barred transaction on the petroleum products originating from Syria.

EU is another body that has not remained behind in pressing Syrian Government to realize the need to observe foreign policies. EU has set up restrictions on Syria which include: a ban on the sale, supply, and transfer of arms and any military materials. It has also issued bans on cargo flights operated by Syrian carriers, travel bans for president of Syria and other subordinate staff, limited provision of technical and financial assistance of brokerage services in line with the limited supply and sale of trade of gold and other precious commodities (Portela, N.p). The incoming president of the US Mr. Trump will have a hard time to ensure that Syria which is a non-nuclear weapon state party is put on toes in ensuring that the country does not continue producing chemical, nuclear weapons.  Syria has been receiving support from Russia and China to construct plutonium production reactors with the help of Korea thus making the US Government have diplomatic problems with other foreign nations that support the activities of Syria. The new president will have to negotiate with Russia and other nations accordingly to curb the malpractice in Syria related to the nuclear weapon and military arms smuggling. This is because it is believed to be enabling the terrorists in the region to acquire firearms of which they use to kill people through terror attacks across the globe (Butler, N.p). Syria is a country that has lost focus due to the poor leadership of President al-Assad and the only way the US government will have peace is ensure that Syria undertakes a fresh election that will bring in new leaders that will buy with foreign policies.















Works Cited

Butler, Declan. “Chemical-Weapons Experts Back Case Against Syria”. Nature (2013): n. pag. Web.

Portela, Clara. “The EU Sanctions Operation In Syria: Conflict Management By Other Means”. UNISCI Discussion Papers 0.30 (2014): n. pag. Web.


international Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Central Bank (ECB

What have been the main roles performed by the international Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Central Bank (ECB) in resolving the financial crisis experienced by Greece in recent years.

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ENG DISCUSSION: Getting the Job

“Getting the Job” Please respond to the following:

  • As the video titled “Melissa Forman – Hilarious Resume Typos” (4 min 55 s) located at demonstrates it is very important to avoid mistakes when writing resumes and cover letters. Think back over your background and job history. What types of messaging have you used that are related to “finding” and “obtaining” employment? Some examples may include: job application cover letters, thank you notes, job-acceptance letters, recommendation requests, and others. Based on the video you watched, determine what the protocol is in your field or area of interest, and ascertain what makes an effective messaging tool. Please share relevant experiences / anecdotes from your work life.

create a spreadsheet with a 12-month forecast highlighting the key factors used in its development. Your spreadsheet may also contain assumptions that support your argument.

John and Michael know that to be successful they need to properly staff their company and order the right amount of materials, and to do so, a new forecast method is needed. While they have used a simple forecast up to this point, they no longer believe that method will work for them and the company. They are now coming to you for help in selecting the right forecasting method and to develop an initial forecast. Individual portion:

The first step in this project requires each member to research and select a relatively new company for which he or she will use as a benchmark. After researching your selected company, come up with a recommendation, for them, on which type of forecasting method they should use and why. Based on the recommendation, you must create a spreadsheet with a 12-month forecast highlighting the key factors used in its development. Your spreadsheet may also contain assumptions that support your argument.

For the Individual Portion of the Group Project, you must submit a spreadsheet consisting of 1,200-1,500 words in which you recommend a specific method of forecasting for your selected company. For full-credit, you must address the following in your spreadsheet:

  • Research and select a relatively new company.
  • Explain the various methods of forecasting to develop an aggregate forecast.
  • Explain which type of forecasting method the company should use and why.
  • Create a spreadsheet with a 12-month forecast highlighting the key factors used in its development. Explain why you chose the method that you did. Provide some assumptions that support your argument.

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Business Acquisitions

Use the Internet to research two (2) publically traded U.S. companies, and download their financial statements. Assume that you are the CEO of one of the selected companies. You are responsible for gaining control over the other company. You have three (3) choices, either of which you believe that the Board of Directors will support.

  • Choice 1: Your company acquires 35% of the voting stock of the target company.
  • Choice 2: Your company acquires 51% of the voting stock of the target company.
  • Choice 3: Your company acquires 100% of the voting stock of the target company.

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

  1. Provide a brief background introduction on both the company that you are working for and the company that you are responsible for gaining control over.
  2. Specify the overall manner in which the acquisition fits into your company’ strategic direction. Next, identify at least three (3) possible synergies that could occur as a result of the proposed acquisition.
  3. Select two (2) out of the three (3) choices provided in the above scenario, and analyze the key accounting requirements for each of the two (2) choices that you selected. Next, suggest one (1) strategy in which you would prepare the financial statements for your company after the acquisition under each of the two (2) choices.
  4. Select the choice that you consider to be the most advantageous to your company. Explain to the Board of Directors at least three (3) reasons why your selected choice is the most advantageous to the company.
  5. Assume two (2) years after the acquisition, your Board of Directors wants to offer the shares back to the public in hopes of making a large profit. Assume that in each of the two (2) years your company and the target company have had exactly the same reported net income as they did in the year of acquisition. Determine the type of value, (e.g., cost of fair value) that you would use to report the subsidiary’s net asset in the subsidiary’s financial statements, which the company will distribute to the public with the public offering. Provide support for your rationale.


  1. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note:Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.