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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

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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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Law of the Sea Stops Piracy Answers

Cards Below are free with registration.  Evidence above is available with a subscription. UNCLOS is not effective at preventing piracy Muhammaad Tahir Hanif, MA, 2010, Sea Piracy and the Law of the Sea, https://munin.uit.no/bitstream/handle/10037/3236/thesis.pdf?sequence=1 Flaws of UNCLOS 1982. Whenever we have a look upon the implementation and results of the UNCLOS 1982 we come to know that that it has lots of weak points in it regarding piracy. There is

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Resolved: The United States should end its arms sales to Taiwan.

Keywords Taiwan arms sales Asia Reassurance Initiative Act, General Taiwan only has itself to blame for US arms sales to Taiwan. This article provides a general overview of the reasons the US sells arms to Taiwan and China’s considerations. F-35 sale to Taiwan not worth the “risk,” experts say.  This article discusses the pros and cons of selling the F-35 to Taiwan. A Farewell to Arms? US Security Relations with

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Resolved: The United States should accede to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea without reservations

Daily Update Online Class Registration Video lecture  PPT Con Essays Answers to: “Law of the Sea Ratification Prevents Piracy” Answers to: South China Sea Scenario Answers to: LOST Hurts US Military Pro Essays Arctic — US-Russian  Conflict Escalation  Contention Arctic — Russia Deterrence Contention Answering Renewable Energy Transition Answering South China Sea arguments Bibliography General UNCLOS Debate .  This up to date website has arguments on both sides of the