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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,

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South China Sea Scenario

This post is available to our subscribers.  China’s aggression in the South China Sea is increasing and conflict risks a global economic disruption. LOST ratification is needed to demonstrate US leadership and avoid conflict escalation Mark Nevitt, 6-1-18, Just Security, https://www.justsecurity.org/57279/south-china-seas-muddled-increasingly-militarized-future/   The South China Sea’s Muddled and Increasingly Militarized Future The Chinese Air Force recently landed a number of bombers on a heavily disputed “island” in the South China Sea.

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Russian Arctic Deterrence Contention

Access to this material is free with site registration. [Law of the Sea Daily Updates] [Law of the Sea Bibliography] [Law of the Sea Piracy Advantage Answers] [Russian Conflict De-escalation Scenario] Russia’s military buildup in the Arctic is increasing Henry Holloway, 2018, January 9, The Daily Star, https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/675493/US-Russia-Arctic-War-Icebreakers-Cruise-Missiles-Gas-Oil-Resource-World-3-Nuclear-Soldiers Coldest war EVER? US arming icebreakers with MISSILES for Arctic showdown with Russia Fears of a new and very real cold war loom

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Russia-US Conflict Arctic Escalation Scenario

[Law of the Sea Daily Updates] [Law of the Sea Bibliography] [Law of the Sea Piracy Advantage Answers] [Russian Deterrence Scenario] As each side seeks control of resources and navigation in the Arctic, the risks of conflict are increasing Henry Holloway, 2018, January 9, The Daily Star, https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/675493/US-Russia-Arctic-War-Icebreakers-Cruise-Missiles-Gas-Oil-Resource-World-3-Nuclear-Soldiers Coldest war EVER? US arming icebreakers with MISSILES for Arctic showdown with Russia Moscow and Washington are both seeking to steal a march

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Law of the Sea Daily Updates

US and China conducting FON exercises in the SCS now Tom Squiteiri, 9-6, 18, http://www.talkmedianews.com/world-news/2018/09/06/japan-joins-us-in-freedom-of-navigation-exercise-in-south-china-sea/ Japan joins US in freedom of navigation exercise in South China Sea The Navy’s Ronald Reagan Strike Group joined with a defense flotilla of Japan to conduct joint military exercises in the South China Sea, the latest show of freedom of navigation resolve in the contested waters. During the training earlier this week, units from

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Trump-Putin Summit and Europe Visit has Collapsed the Global Order

Trump has just committed geopolitical suicide Zach Beauchamp, 7-16, 18, Vox.com, Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and America’s “geopolitical suicide”, https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/7/16/17577096/trump-putin-meeting-nato The Trump-Putin summit was, by all accounts, a disgrace for the United States. President Trump kowtowed to Vladimir Putin, praising the Russian leader as a potential partner and casting doubt on accusations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. But the thing that made it not just disgraceful .