Build an argument logically by making sure that each paragraph builds on the one before. The thesis must be clear “This paper will argue… from the realist perspective.”
1. The first paragraph should give context to the issue and outline the historically relevant issues (ie. culture, ect.) and state the thesis clearly.
2. The second paragraph after the introduction should explain the relevant literature on this subject
3. The third paragraph should outline the analytical framework discussed in the paper
4. The fourth paragraph should analyze the case selected (EU sanctions on Russia) from the realist perspective
5. A short conclusion