Coastal and border security

Protecting Intellectual Property, Ensuring Inclusion at Borders, and Enhancing Port Security: A Comparative Analysis

Respond to the following short essay questions using researched material from outside the course. These questions are to be answered individually with supporting references. 
1. 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? What was the specific impact at the height of COVID?
How does IP theft, especially from China, pose an existential threat to national security?
2. Discuss the action that needs to be taken to ensure that illegal migrants are treated with inclusion and respect around the world as an element of border security? From a security perspective, what would you specifically recommend the current administration do to ensure this.
3. How have the IMO’s Maritime Cyber Security, the SAFE Port Act, the Small Vessel Security Strategy, and the Marine Transportation Security Act impacted port security? This essay should be presented in the form of a compare and contrast format.
4. Compare the similarities and differences of the external borders of European Union (EU) with that of the U.S./Mexico border & the U.S./Canada border. Which of these (similarities/differences) have had the most positive or negative impact on border security? Has the commission of a new EU Board and Coast Guard Agency been a blue print for the United States? 
Technical Requirements:
Your answers should be at a minimum of 8 pages, at least 2 pages per question (the Title and Reference pages do not count towards the minimum limit). Use APA headings for each question, instead of numbering them.
Scholarly and credible references should be used. A good rule of thumb is at least 2 scholarly sources per page of content. However, a minimum of 8 scholarly sources are required.
Type in Times New Roman, 12 point and double space.
Students will follow the APA Style as the sole citation and reference style used in written work submitted as part of coursework. 
Use scholarly or other relevant sources.
Points will be deducted for the use of Wikipedia or encyclopedic type sources.
Based on the assigned readings, your responses are to be in your own words with minimal quotes. Instead, paraphrases in proper APA.