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Policy Camp 2019 Arguments and Related Resources

Cases Israel Arms Sales – Michigan Saudi Arabia Arms Sales – Michigan     DebateUS! Taiwan AS – Michigan, Emory, Georgetown   DebateUS! Advantages Hegemony – DebateUSI!  Disadvantages China Fill In/Threat – Michigan   DebateUS! Defense Industrial Base DA – Michigan, Georgetown, Emory DebateUS! Russia Fill in/Threat – Michigan DebateUS! Iran Threat – DebateUS! Allied Relationships — Michigan, DebateUS! Politics (USMCA) – Michigan Politics (Debt Ceiling) – Georgetown Politics (Iran) — DebateUS! (coming!) Counterplans

Michigan

Michigan Arguments Michigan has released their camp argument start set. Disadvantages US-Mexico Free Trade Agreement (USMCA).   This disadvantage argues that the only way Congress could restrict an arms sale is to override a Presidential veto of a bill to restrict sales. There is evidence that a veto override will reduce Trump’s capital, making it difficult for USMCA to pass. Defense Industrial Base – This is the standard, “Arms Sales Key

The Atlantic — Arms Sales to the Gulf Have Failed — June 21

First, let me be impolite but clear: Despite spending billions of dollars on military hardware, our Gulf partners do not have very good militaries. They sport large collections of weapons and equipment—some shiny, some rusted—but not real capabilities. That’s why I raise my eyebrows when administration officials cite the threat posed by Iran as a reason to keep arming these partners over the objections of Congress: In an actual war

Reasons Teams Can Argue the European Union is Critical

Argument List  Introduction Daily Update     Key Cards *Critical Note — The Significance of the European Union (to the entire BRI) The resolution says the European Union (EU) should join as an entity.  The EU has currently decided not to join but individual European countries can and many have. This will put a high burden on the Pro to show not just that it is good for “Europe” and/or European

The European Union and Belt and Road — Key Cards

EU won’t join as a bloc, but individual countries are free to join. Half of them have Jorge Valero, April 26, 2019, https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-china/news/european-bloc-not-considering-joining-chinas-belt-and-road-plans/, European bloc not considering joining China’s Belt and Road plans EU officials confirmed that the bloc is not considering joining China’s Belt and Road initiative on Friday (26 April), contrary to what German Economic minister Peter Altmaier has previously said. Speaking on the sidelines of the BRI

The European Union Should Join the Belt and Road Initiative (Bibliography)

Argument List  Introduction Daily Update  *Research Support News Euractiv Euronews Websites – Europe Specific Europe Now Europe-China Relations Mercatur Institute for China Studies. Websites – General Belt & Road Silk Road Briefing Asia Society BR National Interest BR Council on Foreign Relations Belt and Road Foreign Policy BR Carnegie Endowment Belt and Road General Belt & Road Tracker (2019) Background – General A Concise Guide to the BRI (2019) CSIS.

The Importance of the European Union Joining the BRI and Growing Argument Outline (6-24-19)

*Critical Note — The Significance of the European Union (to the entire BRI) The resolution says the European Union (EU) should join as an entity.  The EU has currently decided not to join but individual European countries can and many have. This will put a high burden on the Pro to show not just that it is good for “Europe” and/or European countries to join but that the European Union

One Belt, One Road Daily Update

BRI will boost the global economy and lift millions out of poverty The Daily Nation, June 23, 19, http://watchingamerica.com/WA/2019/06/23/americas-new-strategy-to-curb-chinas-growing-influence/ At the heart of China’s growing power is the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), “one of the most ambitious development projects in human history”, it unveiled in 2013. This trillion-dollar global economic framework is increasingly becoming the main artery of world economy, rapidly improving connectivity, promoting financial integration, policy coordination, unimpeded

Politics

June 22
The battle for the soul of Trump’s Foreign Policy 
Neocons itching for war in Iran
Trump’s air strike reversal shouldn’t make us less nervous
Michigan “ground zero” for Trump this time 
June 21
Congress splits over…