Teaching, Research & International Policy Project

March 2015 TRIP Snap Poll:

Ten Questions on Current Global Issues for International Relations Scholars

Teaching, Research & International Policy (TRIP) Project
Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations (ITPIR)

William & Mary

Questions

U.S. Survey

Israeli Survey

  1. One year from now, will Greece still be using the Euro as its currency?

  2. In response to the situation involving Russia and Ukraine, should the United States send arms and other military supplies to the Ukrainian government?

  3. The United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, and China are negotiating a long-term nuclear deal with Iran. News reports suggest that any final agreement will allow Iran to retain the ability to enrich nuclear fuel for civilian applications. Would such an agreement be helpful or harmful to U.S. national security?

    On a scale of 0 to 100, with 0 being "very weak" and 100 being "very strong," how would you rate the state of U.S.-Israeli relations:

  4. Overall, has President Obama's foreign policy produced greater costs to the United States through action and intervention or through inaction and nonintervention?

    Overall, has President Obama’s foreign policy produced greater benefits to the United States through action and intervention or through inaction and nonintervention?

  5. Last month, President Obama asked Congress to approve a resolution (AUMF) specifically authorizing the use of military force against ISIS. This new authorization would be limited to three years in length, repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq, and prohibit the “use of the United States Armed Forces in enduring offensive ground combat operations.” Should Congress approve this resolution?

  6. Regardless of your answer to the previous question, assuming Congress does approve a new Authorization for Use of Force (AUMF) against ISIS, which of the following limitations should be included?

  7. Which comes closest to your opinion:

    The U.S. government has spent roughly one billion dollars on international efforts to fight Ebola. Which comes closest to your opinion:

    The U.S. government has appropriated $5.4 billion on efforts to fight the Ebola epidemic, with roughly one billion of that spent on international efforts and over $4 billion to support domestic health care and travel regulations to protect Americans from Ebola. Which comes closest to your opinion:

  8. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a proposed regional trade and investment agreement involving the United States and twelve other countries that is intended to “enhance trade and investment among the TPP partner countries.” If the TPP were approved today, would it be a good thing or a bad thing for the U.S. economy?

  9. In November 2014, the United States and China announced an agreement to work together to solve the threat of global warming. President Obama announced that the United States would cut its carbon pollution by 26% by the year 2025. China agreed to stabilize its carbon pollution levels and meet 20% of its energy needs through clean renewable energy by 2030. The announced goals were voluntary.

    Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements:
    [Country Name] will meet its carbon pollution reduction and clean energy goals from the November 2014 agreement.

  10. To the best of your knowledge, what percentage (from 0 to 100) of Americans would agree with the following statements?
  1. The United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, and China are negotiating a long-term nuclear deal with Iran. News reports suggest that any final agreement will allow Iran to retain the ability to enrich nuclear fuel for civilian applications. Would such an agreement be helpful or harmful to U.S. national security?

  2. On a scale of 0 to 100, with 0 being "very weak" and 100 being "very strong," how would you rate the state of U.S.-Israeli relations:

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