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Main Arguments — Arms Sales Topic

Bibliography  Pro Arms sales bad for various humanitarian reasons, including war in Yemen violates humanitarian principles.  General ethics advantage. Arms sales to Saudi Arabia support its war in Yemen, other reasons the war in Yemen is bad Russian arms sales good for their economy (it’s good if Russia fills in if we leave) China influence good, China will fill in if we leave Should take a moral stand/”shun” Saudi Arabia

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Resolved: The United States should end its arms sales to Saudi Arabia (Bibliography + file)

Background A call to end US-Saudi Arms sales (2017). This article is a good quick overview of the the pros and cons of the sales. It also has critical background information on the conflict in Yemen and some of the humanitarian consequences of the war. Saudi Arabia: Background and US Relations (September, 2018). This is a long Congressional Research Service report that reviews the major issues in US-Saudi relations.  It

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Reducing the Federal Debt: Defense Cuts Bad (Con)

Resolved: The United States federal government should prioritize reducing the federal debt over promoting economic growth. Defense Cuts Bad Disadvantage  Topic Essay Trump has increased, and will continue to increase, defense spending Lara Selgiman, 12-27, 18, https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/12/27/in-reversal-trump-signals-further-boost-in-defense-spending-pentagon-iraq/ In Reversal, Trump Signals Further Boost in Defense Spending On his first trip to an active combat zone since taking office, President Donald Trump suggested to U.S. troops on Wednesday that the military

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Resolved: The United States federal government should prioritize reducing the federal debt over promoting economic growth.

Resolved: The United States federal government should prioritize reducing the federal debt over promoting economic growth. Defense Cuts Bad Disadvantage  Introduction The January Public Forum resolution presents a quandary because the issue the resolution aims to answer – should the federal government spend money to limit its total federal debt or should it spend money to stimulate the economy – is not in any way obvious to anyone who reads

Resolved: The United States federal government should impose price controls on the pharmaceutical industry

Background A price ceiling is a legal maximum (2017) The true story of America’s sky high prescription drug prices. (2018) Trump is, in effect, taking on high drug prices (2018) Trump caves to industry on price controls (2017) The effect of price controls on pharmaceutical research. ( 2003).cutting prices by 40 to 50 percent in the United States will lead to between 30 and 60 percent fewer R and D projects

Answers to SCS Conflict Better than ECS Conflict

China expanding its capabilities so it can deploy in the East China Sea AND the South China Sea  Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Risk Briefing, September 7, 2018 China’s government has spent heavily to upgrade its military. The aim of this is partly to provide China with the capacity, if needed, to press its claims to sovereignty over Taiwan, and areas in the East and South China Seas. China’s aggression in

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Answers to: South China Sea Scenario

Neither Freedom of Navigation Patrols nor international law will constrain China. China opposes the principles of international law that the world wants to apply to the South China Sea and isn’t simply going to start to believe in them because the US ratifies LOST. In fact, China would be even more opposed to LOST if the US ratified it because it hates the US-led world order. Cronin &Stires, 8-6, 18,

Answers to: Renewable Energy Transition

No unique link — we are saying that Arctic development is inevitable and that it is a question of US access to the oil resources. Renewables will never make it because if the price of oil gets to high the Saudis will flood the market with oil, preventing the transition Jad Mouawad, 6/15/2008, International Herald Tribune, “Saudis plan to increase oil output”, http://www.iht.com/bin/printfriendly.php?id=1372378 Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter,