Saudi Arms Sales Bibliography and Files

Background After Khassogi’s murder, Wall Street and Saudi Arabia are back in business. (2019) A call to end US-Saudi Arms sales (2017). This article is a good quick overview of the the pros and cons of the sales. It also has critical background information on the conflict in Yemen and some of the humanitarian consequences of the war. Saudi Arabia: Background and US Relations (September, 2018). This is a long

Morality of Refugee Admissions (Con)

There is no enforceable right to accept refugees and Walzer’s claims do not apply to current mass numbers Michael Walzer, philosopher, 2008, Spheres Of Justice: A Defense Of Pluralism And Equality, Kindle Edition, page number at end of card Since ideological (far more than ethnic) affinity is a matter of mutual recognition, there is a lot of room here for political choice— and thus, for exclusion as well as admission.

Affirmative LD Refugee Morality Cards

Intro Essay   Favorite Cards Empathy compels us to help the refugees Nicholas Kristof, 9-4-15, New York Times, Refugees Who Could Be Us, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/06/opinion/sunday/nicholas-kristof-refugees-who-could-be-us.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0 DOA: 9-6-15 WATCHING the horrific images of Syrian refugees struggling toward safety — or in the case of Aylan Kurdi, 3, drowning on that journey — I think of other refugees. Albert Einstein. Madeleine Albright. The Dalai Lama. And my dad. In the aftermath of World

Refugees — My Favorite Cards (NCFL LD)

Need collective action to fulfill moral obligations to refugees; 2,000 refugees are dying per year BAN KI-MOON, New York times, September 17, 2017, The refugee crisis is a test of our collective conscience, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/16/opinion/politics/ban-ki-moon-refugee-crisis.html In 1951 a young boy and his family fled their burning village during a brutal war that brought immeasurable death and destruction to their country. He witnessed pronounced human suffering that would continue to haunt him

Answering the Peacekeeping Good Advantage

Answering the Peacekeeping Good Advantage

The most common Pro argument run to date claims that if India joins the Security Council (UNSC) that they will contribute more peacekeepers and that peacekeeping is good. This is a very simple and straightforward argument that has a lot of intuitive appeal. Despite this intuitive appeal, however, the argument has a lot of problems. First, I’ve never actually seen a piece of evidence that says that if Indian joins

Resolved: Developed countries have a moral obligation to admit people fleeing oppression (Intro Essay)

Resolved: Developed countries have a moral obligation to admit people fleeing oppression (Intro Essay)

Introduction and “People fleeing Oppression” Although the wording is not especially clear to those who do not know a lot about the issue, the NCFL L-D resolution focuses on the question of whether or not developing countries should admit a category of refugees – those refugees who are fleeing oppression, which is ordinarily defined under refugee law to refer to political oppression. Significantly, this resolution does limit the category of

Resolved: The United Nations should grant India permanent membership on the Security Council. (Bibliography)

Resolved: The United Nations should grant India permanent membership on the Security Council. (Bibliography)

India Security Council Daily Updates PLUS Evidence Release Answering the Peacekeeping Good Advantage Background — United Nations What is the Security Council? Peackeeping Background — UNSC Reform Towards Democratic Reform of the Security Council Member states call for expanding the Security Council, eliminating the veto Background — Indian on the UNSC India’s tough road to the UNSC Pennachio calls for India to have a role on the UNSC India’s aspirations

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Main Arguments — Arms Sales Topic

Pro Arms sales bad for various humanitarian reasons, including war in Yemen violates humanitarian principles.  General ethics advantage. Arms sales to Saudi Arabia support its war in Yemen, other reasons the war in Yemen is bad Russian arms sales good for their economy (it’s good if Russia fills in if we leave) China influence good, China will fill in if we leave Should take a moral stand/”shun” Saudi Arabia because