Daisy Alliance Announces $1,000 Student Scholarship/Essay Contest "The Role of NATO in the 21st Century"

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Bruce Roth, founder of Daisy Alliance and author of "No Time To Kill," will award cash prizes to the students who submit the best original papers. The essay topic for 2010 is "The Role of NATO in the 21st Century." The 1st Place prize is $1,000, 2nd Place is $500, and 3rd Place $250. The scholarship contest is open to undergraduate and graduate level students and is being promoted at more than 200 universities around the world.

Bruce Roth, founder of the Daisy Alliance and author of "No Time To Kill," will award cash prizes to the students who submit the best original papers. The essay topic for 2010 is "The Role of NATO in the 21st Century." The 1st Place prize is $1,000, 2nd Place is $500, and 3rd Place $250. The scholarship contest is open to undergraduate and graduate level students and is being promoted at more than 200 universities around the world.

The United States' role in extending a nuclear security guarantee to allied nations in Europe has diminished since the Cold War, and several new nuclear security threats have emerged-North Korea has nuclear weapons, Iran may have them soon, and there are terrorist organizations who aspire to using weapons of mass destruction against the US and its allies. Russia and the U.S. are no longer on the brink of nuclear war, but tensions still exist from disagreements over missile defense, NATO expansion, and the Russian invasion of Georgia.

Students should address all of the following questions:

  • How has the deterrent usefulness of the U.S. nuclear umbrella changed since the end of the Cold War?
  • What effect, if any, has this had or is it likely to have on nonproliferation and disarmament efforts? How important are these efforts for the security of all NATO partners?
  • Is NATO still needed to provide a nuclear security guarantee to its non-nuclear members?
  • Should NATO decrease, or end its reliance on nuclear weapons?

This essay should be at least 2,500 words and not more than 3,000 words excluding footnotes and bibliography. Papers must be submitted in a Word file no later than January 26, 2010 to Daisy Alliance using the email link on the "Contact Us" page of the Daisy Alliance website. Students should be sure to include their name, mailing address, phone number, school name, and grade.

For more information about the 2010 scholarship, Daisy Alliance, Bruce Roth, or the book, "No Time To Kill," visit the website.

Daisy Alliance is a nonpartisan grassroots peace organization seeking global peace and security through nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament, and the elimination of all Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) - whether nuclear, chemical, or biological. It raises funds in order to educate the public about the devastation that WMDs are capable of inflicting and the threat they pose to civilization.

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