Week of July 10

Domestic (DX):

  1. Can attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act gain bi-partisan support?
  2. How should the United States respond to North Korea’s latest missile launch?
  3. Do recent increases in employment signal a healthy economy?
  4. What are the consequences of the G-20 summit for US foreign relations?
  5. Has President Trump sufficiently cleared his possible conflicts of interest?
  6. In a competitive, for-profit space industry, how can NASA maintain its dominance?
  7. Is the NRA’s influence over national politics waning?
  8. What role should the police play in addressing the opioid crisis?
  9. What steps, if any, can Betsy DeVos take to increase the equity of school choice programs?
  10. Should the U.S. deploy armed forces in the fight against Boko Haram?

International (IX)

  1. How will China’s Belt and Road initiative affect the Middle East?
  2. What is the state of relations between China and Hong Kong?
  3. Who is the front runner to succeed Jacob Zuma?
  4. Is Venezuela becoming a dictatorship?
  5. What is the future of NATO?
  6. What implications will the Qatar crisis have on cooperation in the Middle East?
  7. How should the United Nations address gender-based violence?
  8. Is China’s increasing investment in the Balkans undermining the EU’s reform agenda in the region?
  9. Will North Korea’s developing missile capacity lead Japan to consider pursuing independent, offensive armed forces?
  10. Does the IMF’s decision to provide Zambia with a $1.2 billion assistance package embolden authoritarianism?

– Katie Smith and Andrew Devlin

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