Friday, September 13, 2013

Policy Debate 2014-2015 Proposed Resolutions

From the National Forensics League, Summer 2013 Rostrum Magazine -


Policy Debate: Synopsis of the Problem Areas for 2014-15

PROBLEM AREA I: OCEANS
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its non-military exploration and/or development of the Earth’s oceans.


PROBLEM AREA II: INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase restrictions on the use of its military force to comply with one or more provisions of international humanitarian law.


PROBLEM AREA III: MIDDLE EAST POLICY REFORM
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its constructive engagement with the government of one or more of the following: Egypt, Iran, Israel, Saudi Arabia, the Palestinian Authority.


PROBLEM AREA IV: EXPORT CONTROL REFORM
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially strengthen its export controls on military and/or dual use technology toward one or more of the following: China, Israel, Russia, Taiwan.


PROBLEM AREA V: DOMESTIC WATER
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase restrictions on consumption and/or contamination of water in the United States.

3 comments:

  1. I like Problem Area 1 and 5

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    1. It's time for oceans. Of course they will link to every climate and environmental impact scenario in the history of policy debate, but hey, it's not like we haven't heard them before.

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    2. I can already see the impacts for V though... Econ/Politician credibility decline-->US heg V.S. credibility internationally/extinction with some interstellar solvency for extinction. could be very interesting or a complete white and black debate, no grey in-between. And another kritik heavy resolution yet again. I would definitely like the ocean topic however. people could branch many affirmatives off of it and it could be pretty educational.

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