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Resolved: The United States should promote the development of market rate housing in urban neighborhoods. (Bibliography)

Background What is market rate housing?. This article offers a simple explanation of market rate housing. General Producing affordable housing in rising markets (2017) JSTOR Housing Prices in urban areas (2016) SAGE Quest for market rate housing in Minneapolis (2016). This is a very general article about housing inequality in Minnesota and a few pros and cons of market rate housing. Pro Why market rate housing construction matters for low income

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Saudi Arabia Arms Sales Daily Updates

10 million are at-risk of starvation and food is rotting because if existing conflict Al Jazeera, February 11, 2019, //www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/yemen-food-aid-risk-rotting-190211174419940.html Yemen food aid to feed millions at risk of rotting: UN Food aid in a warehouse on the front lines of Yemen’s war is at risk of rotting, leaving millions of Yemenis without access to life-saving sustenance, the UN said on Monday. The Red Sea Mills silos, located in the

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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, //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

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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, //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, //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, //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, //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