Respond to the following short essay questions based on the course materials presented for weeks 5-8. Your response to the questions combined should be at least 4-6 pages.
- Please address the following as they pertain to Intellectual Property:
- What is Intellectual Property (IP) and how does counterfeit merchandise impact the U.S. economy?
- What safety and health concerns are posed by counterfeit products?
- How does IP theft pose an existential threat to national security?
- Discuss the action that prompted the “border control offensive” and made the issue of illegal immigration a priority.
- What are “Smart Borders”?
- How have the SMART Port Security, the SAFE Port Act, the Small Vessel Security Strategy, and the Marine Transportation Security Act impacted port security?
- What are the similarities and differences of the external borders of New Europe compared to that of the U.S. – Mexico border?