1. Is the international system inherently conflictual? How can non-state actors use their power to constrain states?2. What is sovereignty in the international system? How does the emergence of non-state actors like ngos, cities, business markets, and regional organizations challenge traditional ideas about sovereignty?3. What is the difference between International Organizations and Non-Governmental International Organizations? Give specific examples.4. What are the challenges of global governance in the 21st Century? Do international organizations have what it takes to confront these challenges?5. What non-state actors are most interesting to you personally? Identify one or two types of groups that are interesting to you and form a robust argument for how they influence international politics.