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Should the US reduce its trade pressure on China?

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Should the US reduce its trade pressure on China?

This bibliography will generally help you prepare to speak and debate about issues related to the US-China trade conflict. Specifically, you may want to look for evidence and arguments related to – Should the US continue its trade pressure The US should relax its trade pressure against China A China-US  war could escalate to a military conflict The trade war should be resolved in the following way: [Insert Proposal] Should

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US economic and/or military pressure on Iran

  Pressure Bad New US-led patrols in the Persian Gulf raise the stakes with Iran (September 2, 2019). Meanwhile, Iran finds itself backed into a corner and ready for a possible conflict it had 30 years for which to prepare. It stands poised this week to further break the terms of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, over a year after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew America from the

Should the US commitment to NATO be reduced?

Updated: August 15, 2019 Yes Trump should have already left NATO (2019) It’s high time for Germany to fund and fix its military (2019). If present trends continue, Germany will remain far below NATO’s 2 percent defense spending benchmark in 2024, despite a decade of promises by German governments to meet this alliance objective. The little Germany has been willing to spend is simply unsustainable, and neither the Trump administration nor

Should the US have reimposed sanctions on Iran?

Background Trump administration pushes nuclear deal sanctions back on Iran The US has imposed sanctions on Iran. Here’s what that means. EU vows to thwart Trump’s Iran sanctions  Yes Trump turns up the heat on Iran’s economy, adding fuel to massive protest US turns up heat on Iran’s economy, increasing protests Trump goes from threatening Iran to threatening the world No Say hello to a poly nuclear Middle East  The

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Is artificial intelligence a threat to humanity?

News AI at the Guardian Background What is AI?  Benefits and risks of artificial intelligence  The Question for AI: History of an idea and achievements  Musk’s billion dollar crusade to stop the AI apocalypse  Artificial intelligence: The next frontier?  The AI Debates: Challenges and Opportunities  Return of the machinery question  AI: Definitions, Trends, and Techniques  AI will drive the insights revolution  Putin says the country that leads AI will rule

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Global Hotspots

The final round Extemp topic area for Kentucky is simply “Global Hotspots.” This could obviously include a lot of things, but there are some major hot spots. Korea.  Korea is certainly the hottest of the world’s hotspots, and it may be odd if a discussion of hotspots does not include Korea. Missile defense on the Korean peninsula is also the September-October PF topic, and we have extensive resources on the

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Speaking and Debating About China

Introduction The US is the world’s number one economy. China is the second largest power. The US is the world’s leading global power.   China is number two. With a population of nearly three times that of the US and high growth rates (which is normal for a developing economy), China is expected to surpass the US economically. Although China is not expected to surpass the US militarily, its weapons modernization

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Speaking about Russia and US-Russian Relations

To prepare for Extemp topics related to Russia, there are a number of topics you need to be familiar with. (1) Will the recent decision by the US to close three additional consulates and annexes spell the further decline of relations?  Russia has deemed it an “unfortunate escalation” and it appears they will retaliate.  The “tit for tat” continues. Read the “diplomatic parity” justification from the State Department. Would it

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Should the US Withdraw from Afghanistan? And other Afghanistan Questions

Should the US withdraw from Afghanistan? Will the Afghanistan peace process succeed? Is China a threat in Afghanistan? Should the US maintain relations with Pakistan to push for peace in Afghanistan? Should the US make a peace deal with the Taliban? Websites US Institute of Peace Afghanistan     Afghanistan @ Foreign Affairs   Council on Foreign Relations Afghanistan  Updates @ Google News Updates and Potential for US Draw-Down Why Washington Can’t