Week of August 14

Domestic (DX):
  1. What is current degree of strength of the US dollar?
  2. Can Congress stop Presidential military action against North Korea?
  3. Has James Mattis been an effective Secretary of Defense?
  4. Who is the most important member of Congress?
  5. Does the US have an unfair advantage in its financial account?
  6. Can the proposed “Keepin’ It REAL” program decrease youth drug use?
  7. Should a university expel a student based on their participation in off-campus demonstrations such as the “Unite the Right” event in Charlottesville?
  8. Would allowing noncitizens to vote in local elections undermine democracy?
  9. How can the federal government increase competition among insurers in rural areas?
  10. Can infrastructure spending be a catalyst for bipartisanship?
International (IX):
  1. Should North Korea begin reforms to shift to a market oriented economy?
  2. What effects will an aging population have on Japan?
  3. Can Venezuelan President Maduro resolve his country’s economic troubles?
  4. How should China approach Hong Kong?
  5. Is gender equality on the rise in Kenya?
  6. Will Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party’s (PRI) decision to allow outsiders to run for president promote political diversity?
  7. Does Laos’ decision to withdraw forces from Cambodia signal a new chapter in the relationship between the two countries?
  8. Can Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar’s meeting with Russian officials lead to an expansion of Russia’s presence in Africa?
  9. Does Hezbollah have the potential to become a viable governing party in Lebanon?
  10. Is Bashar al-Assad’s power completely derived from the Russian government?

– Katie Smith and Andrew Devlin

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