Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Extemp Questions 2019 Sept

These are heavy on International / Foreign Extemp questions. I sat on them for a day trying to decide if I wanted to add more US / Domestic stuff, but got lazy so you get a bunch of international questions. 

  • Does the failed deal with the Taliban signal that the US is abandoning the Afghan government?
  • Will Brexit bring a return of violence in Northern Ireland?
  • How secure is Joe Biden’s front-runner status?
  • Is the peace deal between the Colombian government and the FARC falling apart?
  • How much more will the US-China trade war escalate?
  • Does the end of the intelligence sharing agreement between Japan and South Korea signal more regional instability to come?
  • Can Sudan’s transitional government keep together long enough for democratic elections to be held?
  • Can the E3 rescue what’s left of the JCPOA deal with Iran?
  • Is Hong Kong headed towards another Tiananmen Square?
  • Should the federal government require the use of the e-verify system for all employers?
  • Should Congress end subsidies to the fossil fuel industry?
  • Will the Hong Kong protests lead to real change?
  • Has the relationship etween Hong Kong and theBeijing government reached a turning point?
  • Can China calm the turmoil in Hong Kong?
  • Can Netanyahu create a coalition government?
  • Will the rapid shift towards impeachment backfire on Democrats in the 2020 elections?
  • What should be the Trump Administration’s next move for Afghanistan?
  • Does the United States have a real path forward in nuclear talks with North Korea?
  • Is the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran rising?
  • Should the American public take President Trump at his word?
  • Is negotiation with North Korea a fool’s errand?
  • Has the Trump Presidency permanently damaged the credibility of American foreig policy?
  • Has the time come to replace the dollar as the global reserve currency?
  • Can the federal government do more to block the import of synthetic opioids from China?
  • Is a military solution for Afghanistan still possible?
  • Can Congressional Democrats unite behind a strategy of impeachment?
  • Should the South Korean government take further steps to encourage a higher birth rate?
  • What steps should the Japanese Diet take to improve conditions for migrant workers?
  • Has Congress taken the steps necessary to secure the 2020 elections?
  • Can Zimbabwe overcome the legacy of Robert Mugabe?
  • Will impeachment actions against President Trump have negative repercussions for the US economy?
  • Is the political opposition gaining ground against Vladimir Putrin?
  • Are social media influencers changing the advertising and marketing industries for the better?
  • Will Israel move the annex the West Bank?
  • Can Justin Trueau retain control of Canada’s government?
  • Is the Trump Administration’s strategy towards Iran making the Middle East less safe?
  • What will Israel’s election mean for Jared Kushner’s Middle East peace plan?
  • What does the future hold for Israel’s Likud Party?
  • What should European nations do with citizens who became foreign ISIS fighters?
  • Can Europe and Turkey find a solution for former ISIS fighters and their families?
  • Can President Macri find a way out of Argentina’s current economic crisis?
  • How will Russia change after Vladimir Putin?
  • Is the Russian public’s discontent with the Kremlin growing?
  • What does the failure of talks between the US and the Taliban mean for the future of Afghanistan?
  • Will Trump bump Mike Pence from the ticket in 2020?
  • How much strain will Brexit put on the Bank of England?
  • Does the US need comprehensive privacy legislation on the federal level?
  • Will the creation of a continent-wide free-trade area spark significant economic growth in Africa?
  • Is the US on the path towards a shooting war with Iran?
  • Will the youth-led protests bring about real global action on climate change?
  • Does the Trump White House have a productive strategy towards China?
  • Is the world safer without the JCPOA?
  • Has Turkey become a liability for NATO?
  • Is the Internet of Things a threat to America’s critical infrastructure?
  • Will labor strikes have larger political implications for President Trump’s reelection bid?
  • Is more proactive international engagement necessary for Libya?
  • Should the FDA more tightly regulate e-cigarettes?
  • Has the time come for the US to implement a carbon tax?
  • Will Congress pass the USMCA trade deal?
  • Has the problem of Brazil’s favelas gotten worse under Bolsonaro’s leadership?
  • Has Boris Johnson’s plan for Brexit backfired?
  • How significant is John Bolton’s departure to the future of President Trump’s foreign policy goals?
  • Will the “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran backfire?
  • What should the international community do to adequately condemn the actions of the Modi government in Kashmir?
  • Are new rounds of violence on the horizon for Kashmir?
  • How will Israel’s political chaos be resolved?
  • Will the Trump Administration prevail in the fight over California’s ability to set fuel efficiency standards?
  • Will Europe hold firm against Russia over it’s ongoing actions in Ukraine?
  • Is South Korean society becoming more accpeting of the LGBTQ community?
  • Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative bad for developing nations in the long run?
  • What does low election turnout signal for the political future of Afghanistan?
  • Can Congressional Democrats change the American public’s mind on the issue of impeachment?
  • Is the Trump White House adequately prepared to deal with impeachment?
  • Can global action on climate change overcome current political hurdles?
  • Will impeachment processes in Congress stall President Trump’s policy agenda?
  • Should the US cut aid to Egypt over human rights abuses?


Monday, September 2, 2019

Extemp Questions 2019 August


  • Are Congressional Republicans getting tired of having to defend President Trump?
  • Will Modi’s decision to end its autonomy benefit Kashmir in the long run?
  • What are the chances for a positive outcome in President Trump’s trade war with China?
  • What will political instability mean for the economic future of Italy?
  • Will South Africa’s Jacob Zuma end up behind bars?
  • Should Congress take steps to minimize the spread of online disinformation?
  • Is the Chinese government losing patience with the protesters in Hong Kong?
  • Will the US and China reach a trade deal before the 2020 elections?
  • What steps should the federal government take to speed the deployment of 5G networks?
  • How important is the growth of the green economy for America’s economic future?
  • What should the US do to mend the frayed relationship between Japan and South Korea?
  • What will the Oklahoma verdict against Johnson & Johnson mean for the larger opioid epidemic?
  • Are efforts to save the Amazon rainforest too little too late?
  • Will protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea spark a new move for the rights of indigenous Hawaiians?
  • Is Bolsonaro’s popularity among the Brazilian public slipping?
  • Will Scotland make another move for independence?
  • Has Boris Johson throw the UK into a constitutional crisis?
  • Is the G7 losing its international relevance?
  • Is China headed towards another Tiananmen Square in Hong Kong?
  • Has the Trump Presidency done permanent damage to US relationships with international allies?
  • Should Congress pass laws making domestic terrorism a crime?
  • How much will growing tensions between Japan and South Korea hurt the global economy?
  • Is President Trump winning his trade war with China?
  • Can China afford to wait out the Trump White House on making a trade deal?
  • Will continued North Korean weapons tests making a nuclear deal more difficult to accomplish?
  • Will the Hong Kong protests lead to Chinese military action?
  • Is a real peace deal between the Taliban and the Afghan government near at hand?
  • Is the Trump Administration’s approach to reducing Central American migration working?
  • Is the American economy losing steam?
  • Are the debate thresholds set by the DNC having negative consequences for the Democratic Presidential candidates?
  • Can Boris Johnson get a new deal for the Irish Backstop?
  • Should the US shorten its election cycle?
  • What should large cities in the US do to better adapt to the effects of climate change?
  • What does the Fed interest rate cut mean for the US economic outlook?
  • What should Congress do to reduce dark money in American politics?
  • Is the political chaos in Puerto Rico nearing an end?
  • What will the political protests mean for the long-term economic health of Hong Kong?
  • Is America ready to abandon the fight in Afghanistan?
  • Has the trade war with China done long-term damage to America’s dairy and farming industries?
  • Is a Palestinian state necessary for the future of Israel?
  • Does the Trump Administration’s decision to leave the INF treaty mean a new arms race is on the horizon?
  • Has the Tea Party movement within the Rpublican Party died?
  • How much responsibility should the pharmaceutical industry bear for the opioid epidemic?
  • Should the US government restrict arms sales to Saudi Arabia?
  • Do President Trump’s words contribute to white supremacist violence?
  • Will India’s policy changes for Kashmir lead to new rounds of violence?
  • Is a negotiated deal with the Taliban the only real path to peace in Afghanistan?
  • Is there still room for centrists in American politics?
  • Will a nuclear accident deter Russia from further development of new nuclear weapons systems?
  • What role should America play in Hong Kong’s protests?
  • Has the Trump Administration taken a wrecking-ball to federal environmental protections?
  • Can the rest of the world still rely on America for global leadership?
  • How will South Korea’s diplomatic break with Japan affect regional security?
  • Can Republicans candidates win over African-American voters in 2020 with President Trump at the top of the ticket?
  • Is Trump’s ego damaging America’s foreign policy interests?
  • Will Sudan’s power sharing arrangement hold until democratic elections can take place?
  • What should the international community do to help ease Sudan’s economic crisis?
  • Should Russia be allowed to rejoin the G7?
  • Has the global community abandoned Syrian civilians yet again?
  • What can be done to improve Russia’s nuclear safety?
  • Will India’s decision to end Kashmir’s special status backfire?
  • Is the trade war with China good for the American economy in the long run?
  • Are the Trump Administration's anti-immigration policies working?
  • What should the international community do to crack down on piracy in West African waters?
  • Should the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement be restricted?
  • Should the US withdraw from Afghanistan?
  • What will a US deal with the Taliban mean for the future of Afghanistan?
  • What can be done to bring order back to Italy’s political chaos?
  • Does President Trump face any real challengers for the 2020 Republican nomination?
  • What steps should the Japanese government take to improve the treatment of low-skilled migrant labor?
  • Can President Trump rely on the US economy to win reelection in 2020?
  • Can Emmanuel Macron save the JCPOA deal with Iran?
  • What steps should the Colombian government take to salvage the peace deal with the FARC?
  • Is there any hope left for removing Maduro from power in Venezuela?
  • Will nuclear accidents weaken Putin’s grip on power in Russia?
  • Should the international community do more to control deforestation in the Amazon?
  • Is the Modi government fundamentally changing Indian democracy?
  • What role should America play in Venezuela?
  • What should the federal government do to mitigate the threat of ransomware attacks on state and local governments?


Saturday, August 3, 2019

Extemp Questions 2019 July

  • Can Facebook get cryptocurrency to see widespread adoption?
  • What will increasingly violent protests mean for the political future of Hong Kong?
  • Is the Trump Administration losing the legal fight over its anti-immigration agenda?
  • What can be done to bring an end to the chaos and anarchy in Libya?
  • Does antibiotic resistant diseases pose a significant threat to the future of human society?
  • What makes President Trump so resilient to accusations of sexual assault?
  • Can the power sharing agreement in Sudan hold?
  • Is immigration reform too big of a problem for Congress to fix?
  • Is President Trump winning his trade war?
  • Is the American political system too slow to keep up with tech and big data?
  • Is the gig economy bad for American workers?
  • Has Facebook broken democracy?
  • Does growing deficit spending pose a significant risk to the long-term health of the US economy?
  • Can President Trump successfully sell his economic message to independent voters in 2020?
  • Will China’s Belt-and-Road initiative hasten the arrival of a multipolar world?
  • Does Turkey threaten the future of the NATO alliance?
  • What creative new ways will the Democrats find to lose again in 2020?
  • Is Joe Biden out of touch with the modern Democratic Party?
  • Can a new government bring real anti-corruption reforms to Moldova?
  • What are the appropriate next steps for the Trump Administration to take towards a nuclear deal with North Korea?
  • Will America have to accept North Korea as a nuclear power on the international stage?
  • What should the Republican Party do to bolster its support among female voters?
  • Should the US restrict Huawei’s business in America?
  • Are the sovereign wealth funds of Arab Gulf States taking on too much risk?
  • What will Brexit mean for the future of London?
  • Has Greece fully returned to normalcy since the economic crisis?
  • Is the independence of The Fed under attack from President Trump?
  • How much have Trump Administration cuts to foreign aid exacerbated the migrant crisis at the US southern border?
  • Can free speech effectively combat hate speech?
  • What steps should the international community take condemn China’s treatment of its Uyghur minority population?
  • Should Labor Secretary Acosta be forced to resign?
  • Have extrajudicial killings been successful at combating drugs in the Philippines?
  • Is AMLO making progress rooting out government corruption in Mexico?
  • Will Mueller’s testimony before Congress change the American public’s attitude towards impeachment?
  • Is Pelosi losing control of the Democratic caucus?
  • Is the Trump Administration ignoring vital national security implications of climate change?
  • Will social media companies face tighter regulation ahead of the 2020 elections?
  • Should the Fed lower interest rates?
  • How much further will protests in Hong Kong escalate?
  • What more can the international community do to control the spread of Ebola in the Congo?
  • Can anything be done to keep the JCPOA alive. 
  • Will Jacob Zuma be convicted on corruption charges?
  • Will Netanyahu win Israel’s new election?
  • Will Iran and the US government come back to the negotiating table before the 2020 elections?
  • Are changes for a nuclear deal with North Korea slipping away?
  • Has the 1MDB scandal brought more government accountability to Malaysia?
  • Should Americas faith communities be providing aid to migrants at the southern border?
  • Should the Citizens United decision be overturned?
  • Is Bolsonaro making progress on strengthening Brazil’s economy?
  • Should Congress end the mortgage interest tax deduction?
  • Is the US trade relationship with China getting back on the right track?
  • Does President Trump’s foreign policy strategy of tying together security and trade issues work in the best interests of America?
  • Can AMLO reform Mexico’s key government institutions?
  • What effect will the collapse of the NRA have on the 2020 elections?
  • Are the Venezuelan people losing hope of ousting Maduro from power?
  • Is the economic outlook for Greece looking brighter?
  • Will the Trump Administration get to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census?
  • What does the future hold for the Kurdish population in Syria?
  • Can radical restructuring save Deutsche Bank?
  • Are President Trump’s social media antics a smoke screen or failing White House policies?
  • How will Hong Kong’s political crisis end?
  • Is President Trump doing what he should to expand his political support base?
  • Should the EU play a larger role in ensuring global stability?
  • Is a No-Deal Brexit now inevitable?
  • Can Boris Johnson convince the UK to unite behind him?
  • What steps should the new Prime Minister take to ease growing tensions between the UK and Iran?
  • Will Boris Johnson deliver a No-Deal Brexit?
  • Is the Trump Administration's approach towards Iran finding success?
  • Is the political opposition to Maduro in Venezuela a lost cause?
  • What will Boris Johnson as Prime Minister mean for the special relationship between the US and the UK?
  • Is President Trump’s rhetoric narrowing the Republican voter base?
  • Will the unfolding crisis with Iran undermine Boris Johnson’s tenure as Prime Minister from the start?
  • Is an international program needed to clean up debris in the space around Earth?
  • What steps should Boeing take to rebuild its tarnished reputation?
  • What does President Trump’s embrace of long-standing adversaries mean for US foreign policy in the long term?
  • How much of a threat does Russia pose to American elections?
  • Will the Fed continue lowering interest rats?

                                                                                                                                                        Thursday, July 4, 2019

                                                                                                                                                        Extemp Questions 2019 June

                                                                                                                                                        Happy 4'th of July - just remember, if you blow your fingers off with fireworks, you can't unlock your phone anymore. Here's the June list.

                                                                                                                                                        • Why does the Catholic Church continue to fail on its handling of sexual abuse cases?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the Greens continue to gain political strength across Europe?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can traditional center-left and center-right parties regain their political strength  in Europe?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will Israel’s second election delay a full rollout of the Trump Administration’s Middle East peace plan?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the threat of escalating trade tariffs be enough to get Mexico to stem the tide of Central American migrants flowing to the US border?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will Iran’s growing economic crisis incite a regime change?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can the NSA stop hackers and foreign governments from copying its cyber-weapons?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is international support for ousting Venezuela’s President Maduro falling away?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should Congress pass strict genetic privacy protections?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should Washington DC be a State?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will Israel’s snap election kill Jared Kushner’s Middle East peace plan?
                                                                                                                                                        • What does the future hold for the UK’s Tory Party?
                                                                                                                                                        • Does the Trump administration still have a path forward for nuclear talks with North Korea?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can the Trump White House build an international consensus against Iran?
                                                                                                                                                        • What can be done to de-escalate growing tensions between the US and Iran?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can civil disobedience force the military leadership of Sudan to cede power to a civilian government?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has the Colombian government abandoned the peace process with the FARC?
                                                                                                                                                        • What does Mohamed Morsi’s death signal about the political future of Egypt?
                                                                                                                                                        • What can be done to get Trump and Kim back to the negotiating table?
                                                                                                                                                        • Which of the Democratic candidates is best able to challenge President Trump in 2020?
                                                                                                                                                        • What effect are US sanctions having on internal Iranian politics?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has the Trump Administration given up on removing Maduro from power in Venezuela?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can “one country, two systems” survive in Hong Kong?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will Boris Johnson secure the British Premiership?
                                                                                                                                                        • What will be Theresa May’s legacy?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should the Trump Administration do more to stop attacks against civilians in Idlib Province?
                                                                                                                                                        • How real is the threat of armed conflict between the US and Iran?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will Hong Kong’s Chief Executive be forced to resign?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is there any viable alternative to Assad in Syria?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has the Trump Administration’s policy towards Syria been a failure?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can Bolsonaro rein in the growing problem of Brazil’s militias?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is it too late for President Trump and Congressional Democrats to make a deal on any major issues?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can President Trump win over independent voters again in 2020?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is federal legislation necessary for telecom companies to get control of robocalls?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should solitary confinement be abolished in the American prison system?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is Britain’s special relationship with the US still healthy?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will Sarah Sanders find her political future damaged by her time in the Trump White House?
                                                                                                                                                        • When will Sudan get to have real democratic elections?
                                                                                                                                                        • What should the Canadian government do to reduce the number of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should the Sudanese public be optimistic about their political future?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can Mexico meet President Trump’s expectations for reducing the number of migrants at the US southern border?
                                                                                                                                                        • How much will emergency funding from Congress reduce the humanitarian crisis at the southern border?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can Thailand’s new Prime Minister find a way to unite a divided Parliament?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should Western nations cut their aid and support to Egypt?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is China creating a new generation of militant Islamic extremists?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is a political agreement with the Taliban possible for the Afghan government?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will President Trump’s use of tariffs for non-trade diplomacy damage America’s international influence in the long run?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is social media a threat to American democracy?
                                                                                                                                                        • What will Sarah Sanders’ departure mean for the relationship between the Trump White House and the press?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should Congress be doing more to prevent foreign interference in the 2020 elections?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the Trump Administration driving America towards armed conflict with Iran?
                                                                                                                                                        • Are House Democrats drawing closer to impeachment proceedings against President Trump?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is US military assistance to Saudi Arabia making the humanitarian crisis in Yemen worse?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should America’s big tech companies be broken up?
                                                                                                                                                        • Are more active measures necessary to desegregate America’s public schools?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can Japan still rely on the US for military defense?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is President Trump’s unpredictability good for American interests on the global stage?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has President Trump permanently changed the norms of the American Presidency?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has the Trump Administration lost the opportunity for a nuclear deal with North Korea?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the international community losing faith in America’s global leadership?
                                                                                                                                                        • Are conditions for LGBT people in Africa improving?
                                                                                                                                                        • Are international sanctions against Vladimir Putin working?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the treatment of migrant children at the US border help or hurt President Trump’s reelection bid in 2020?
                                                                                                                                                        • What steps should the federal government take to improve rural Americans’ access to quality healthcare?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is partisan politics undermining public trust in the US Supreme Court?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the Democatic Party leaving behind moderate, centrist voters?
                                                                                                                                                        • Do traditional conservatives still have a home in Donald Trump’s Republican Party?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should the press have greater access to the facilities holding detained migrants from the US southern border?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the humanitarian crisis at the US southern border improving?
                                                                                                                                                        • How likely is a no-deal Brexit?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will Brexit lead to a resurgence for Britain's Labour Party?
                                                                                                                                                        • When will Japan legalize same-sex marriage?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is Erdogan’s time in power in Turkey coming to an end?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will Netanyahu survive a second Israeli election?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can a new official currency stabilize Zimbabwe’s economy?
                                                                                                                                                        • What can be done to prevent Ethiopia from spiralling into chaos?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will scandals over sexual assault in South Korea lead to real and lasting changes?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is a peaceful solution to the political crisis in Venezuela still possible?
                                                                                                                                                        • What steps should Congress take to lower the costs of prescription medications?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the Trump Administration’s maximum pressure campaign bring Iran back to the negotiating table?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can the Trump Administration pull off a peace deal for Afghanistan?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will Jared Kushner’s peace plan win over any Palestinian support?
                                                                                                                                                        • Would Donald Trump’s reelection be better for South Korea than a new American President in 2021?
                                                                                                                                                        • How much do the Presidential debates still matter in American elections?
                                                                                                                                                        • Who should be held responsible for the treatment of migrants detained at the US border?


                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday, June 12, 2019

                                                                                                                                                        Extemp Questions 2019 May

                                                                                                                                                        About a week and a half late. What can I say? I've been busy

                                                                                                                                                        • Can Boeing recover from the scandal over the 737 MAX 8?
                                                                                                                                                        • Does President Trump’s use of Twitter help or hurt his re-election chances?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the abdication of Emperor Akihito bring major changes for Japanese society?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will NASA be supplanted by private space travel?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the US economy strong enough to secure a second term for President Trump?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will financial mismanagement bring down the NRA?
                                                                                                                                                        • Are Congressional impeachment proceedings against President Trump inevitable?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will Trump White House claims of executive privilege over the Mueller Report hold up in the courts?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should the US become less engaged in global affairs?
                                                                                                                                                        • How will the influx of oil money change Guyana?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will increased sanctions bring Iran back to the negotiating table?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can the Japanese government successfully increase the participation of women in the workforce?
                                                                                                                                                        •  Will escalation of the trade war result in a more favorable deal with China?
                                                                                                                                                        • What more can the U.N. do to solve the issue of economic migration?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should the US more tightly control remittances sent by immigrants to family members abroad?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can the US achieve regime change in Iran without major military intervention?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the JCPOA deal with Iran survive the Trump Presidency?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can Congressional Republicans develop a plan to replace the ACA ahead of the 2020 elections?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is traditional US diplomacy dead and gone?
                                                                                                                                                        •  Is his Presidency damaging the Trump brand?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will Facebook’s pivot towards privacy restore its brand reputation?
                                                                                                                                                        • Does increased US military presence in the gulf make armed conflict with Iran significantly more likely?
                                                                                                                                                        • How much farther will the trade war between the US and China go?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the Trump Administration’s tough stance bring about behavior change in the Iranian regime?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is Huawei poised to win the fight for 5G networks despite US objections?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will Taiwan’s legalization of same-sex marriage bring a political backlash in President Tsai Ing-wen’s re-election bud?
                                                                                                                                                        • What steps should the UK take to move forward on the issue of Brexit?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will Austria’s snap elections push the country further towards the nationalist right?
                                                                                                                                                        • What does Australia’s election signal about the global community’s willingness to take on climate change?
                                                                                                                                                        • What will Theresa May’s resignation mean for Brexit?
                                                                                                                                                        • Who will succeed Theresa May as Britain’s Prime Minister?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will Britain crash out of the EU?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has President Trump permanently damaged public discourse in America?
                                                                                                                                                        • Does Facebook act responsibly in its handling of misinformation online?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can the new President improve Ukraine’s relationship with Vladimir Putin?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should India’s election be viewed as a referendum on Modi’s first term?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will America’s economy help or hinder President Trump’s reelection chances in 2020? 
                                                                                                                                                        • How long can Nancy Pelosi continue to stave off calls for impeachment from Congressional Democrats?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the Democratic base moving farther to the left?
                                                                                                                                                        • Are America’s colleges and universities capable of dealing with the rise in mental health issues that they’re seeing?
                                                                                                                                                        • What steps should South Africa’s ANC take to address systemic unemployment?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can Congress still act with bipartisanship when it needs to?
                                                                                                                                                        • What does Spain’s political turmoil signal about the state of the populist movement in Western Europe?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the Mueller report leading America down the path towards a constitutional crisis?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can the ANC regain the trust of the South African public?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the new conservative majority on the US Supreme Court take steps to severely restrict abortion?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should private universities be bound to the same First Amendment free speech protections as public ones?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has violence become normalized in France’s yellow-vest movement?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is public support for France’s Gilet Jaunes movement losing steam?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is Africa becomng the next hotspot for international jihadist violence?
                                                                                                                                                        • What steps should the international community do to bring security and stability to the Sahel?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the Trump Administration provoking a conflict with Iran?
                                                                                                                                                        • What role should monarchies play in modern society?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can the Trump Administration still make progress on getting a trade deal with China?
                                                                                                                                                        • How quickly will all the children separated from their parents under the Trump Administration’s family separation policy be reunited?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the US be willing to use military force to remove Maduro from power in Venezuela?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will Iran drop out of compliance with the JCPOA?
                                                                                                                                                        • Are social media companies putting conservative commentators at an unfair disadvantage?
                                                                                                                                                        • Have America’s giant tech companies gotten too big?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can social media companies be trusted to regulate their own platforms?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is President Trump’s escalation of the trade war with China having the desired effect?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is President Trump’s unilateralism good for America in the long run?
                                                                                                                                                        • How much will the US-China trade war hurt the global economy?
                                                                                                                                                        • Does increased aggression with Iran damage US credibility on the international stage?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is Sudan making real progress towards having a civilian-controlled government?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should the SEC more tightly regulate stock trading in dark pools?
                                                                                                                                                        • Does the UK need a written constitution?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will Brexit renew calls for Scotish independence?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is India’s caste system holding it back?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will threats of new tariffs against Mexico by President Trump derail the USMCA?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the gig economy good for American workers?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the socialist label still politically fatal in US politics?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should any future nuclear talks between the US and North Korea include discussions about human rights?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the scandal around Boeing change how air travel safety is regulated around the world?
                                                                                                                                                        • What more should the Japanese government do to address the falling national birthrate?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the ongoing trade war hurt China more than the US?
                                                                                                                                                        • Would escalating the tariff on Chinese goods backfire on the US economy?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can President Trump still work out a trade deal with China?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the White House stonewalling of Congressional investigations backfire on President Trump’s re-election campaign?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should American public schools move to a four-day school week?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will President Trump blink first in the escalating trade war with china?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will new state laws restricting abortion lead to the Supreme Court overturning the Roe v Wade decision?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can Cyril Ramaphosa restore the credibility of South Africa's ANC?
                                                                                                                                                        • What should the ANC do to increase foreign investment in South Africa?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the Stockholm Agreement change the tide of the humanitarian disaster in Yemen?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the Trump Administration underestimating Iran’s political resolve?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is a denuclearized North Korea a lost cause?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should the US adopt a nationwide universal basic income?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can the US still be an honest broker for Mideast Peace?
                                                                                                                                                        • What steps should Congress take to relieve the growing issue of student debt?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has the growth of student debt become a crisis for the US?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should for-profit colleges and universities be more tightly regulated by the federal government?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the nationalist right be strengthened in the EU parliamentary elections?
                                                                                                                                                        • Are its citizens losing faith in the EU?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has the time come for the US to pass paid family leave?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has South Africa’s ANC lived up to the legacy of Nelson Mandela?
                                                                                                                                                        • What will it take for climate change to become a bipartisan issue in America?
                                                                                                                                                        • Does the outbreak of African swine flu in China offer an opportunity for a breakthrough in the trade war with the US?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should the Trump Administration be more outspoken over President Erdogan’s growing authoritarianism in Turkey?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the addition of an adversity score on the SATs improve America’s college admissions?
                                                                                                                                                        • What does the electoral surge by the Greens mean for the future of the EU?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should the US significantly cut back arms sales to Saudi Arabia?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can France’s Macron hold the line against the right-wing nationalists?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is Turkey still a democracy?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has the US given up on improving human rights in China?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can Netanyahu build a new electoral coalition?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the Trump Administration’s maximum pressure campaign against Iran working?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will Attorney General Barr’s new declassification powers widen the rift between the Trump Administration and the US intelligency community?
                                                                                                                                                        • What more should the international community be doing to combat Ebola in the Congo?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has William Barr’s tenure as Attorney General damaged his reputation?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is identity politics tearing apart American society?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should illegal immigrants already in the US be provided a path to citizenship?
                                                                                                                                                        • What steps should the federal government take to prevent American employers from hiring undocumented workers?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the Netanyahu era in Israel nearing an end?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will Congressional Republicans stand against President Trump’s threats of new tariffs against Mexico?

                                                                                                                                                        Saturday, May 4, 2019

                                                                                                                                                        Extemp Questions 2019 April


                                                                                                                                                        • Can Syria move past ISIS?
                                                                                                                                                        • Does Turkey’s purchase of Russian weapons systems pose a threat to the NATO alliance?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can the US still be an honest broker for peace in the Middle East?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the scandal over the 737 MAX prove to be fatal for Boeing?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will Israel move to annex the West Bank?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is it in NATO’s interest to provide military support to Ukraine?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has the digital revolution killed off personal privacy?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can Theresa May workout a viable Brexit deal with the Labour Party?
                                                                                                                                                        • Do purges in senior DHS staff pose an unnecessary risk to America’s national security interests?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the US declaration of Iran’s IRGC as a terrorist organization increase the risk to US forces in the Middle East?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will Israel move to annex part of the West Bank?
                                                                                                                                                        • What does Israel’s election signal about Bibi Netanyahu’s future?
                                                                                                                                                        • What does the future hold for international arms control agreements?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will Congress force the Trump Administration to withdrawal military support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen?
                                                                                                                                                        • What steps can the US take to defeat the threat of ISIS as an insurgent force?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will more violence follow the overthrow and arrest of Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir
                                                                                                                                                        • How much more turnover and turmoil can the Trump cabinet sustain?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is Britain’s political system broken?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will cutting US foreign aid to Latin America prove counterproductive to President Trump’s immigration objectives?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can Congressional Democrats still work out a DACA deal with President Trump?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has it become impossible to get comprehensive immigration reform through Congress?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the rhetoric of the Trump Administration making the migration crisis worse?
                                                                                                                                                        • Does the federal government have the tools necessary to adequately deal with the cyber security threat posed by China?
                                                                                                                                                        • How will the release of the Mueller report shape the 2020 Democratic primary?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the Supreme Court allow a citizenship question on the 2020 US census?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is Donald Trump destroying the Republican Party?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can Joe Biden win over Democratic voters in the 2020 primary?
                                                                                                                                                        • What steps should be taken to reduce political partisanship in the US Supreme Court?
                                                                                                                                                        • What will the Mueller Report mean for the 2020 elections?
                                                                                                                                                        • What does the end of the Mueller investigation mean for the future of the Trump Presidency?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the federal government adequately prepared to protect the 2020 elections from foreign interference?
                                                                                                                                                        • What impact has the Trump Administration had on international climate change agreements?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should global use of palm oil be reduced?
                                                                                                                                                        • Do Trump Administration efforts towards deregulation pose a significant threat to public health and safety?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can anything be done to overcome partisanship in Congress?
                                                                                                                                                        • What action should Congress take to rebuild America’s middle class?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the Afghan government ready for a peace deal with the Taliban?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should the Republican Party re-nominate Donald Trump for President in 2020?
                                                                                                                                                        • How much will the ban on bump stocks reduce American deaths due to gun violence?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is a no-deal Brexit inevitable?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can Congressional Republicans come up with a viable healthcare plan to replace the ACA?
                                                                                                                                                        • What will the resignation of President Bouteflika mean for the future of Algeria?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has the Trump Administration been irresponsible with its handling of classified materials?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will Jared Kushner’s Middle East plan be a real chance for peace?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will President Trump pay a political price for intervening on security clearances for his family and staff?
                                                                                                                                                        • Does the large number of interim appointments in the Trump Administration undermine the credibility of key government institutions?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has the International Criminal Court lived up to the expectations of the global community?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the peace deal between the Colombian government and the FARC at risk of collapsing?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has President Trump’s political inexperience been detrimental to America’s national security interests?
                                                                                                                                                        • Does President Trump have the credibility to negotiate effectively with Congress?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the growing concentration of wealth a threat to democracy around the world?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the new President take steps to move Ukraine closer to the EU?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the rise in hate crimes across the US bring an increase in gun ownership by minorities?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will Congress take up changes to America’s asylum process sought by the Trump Administration?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the fight over Brexit creating more anti-immigrant sentiment in the UK?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the Middle East facing a second Arab Spring?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can Russia successfully expand its regional influence in the Middle East?
                                                                                                                                                        • Have the Palestinians lost the support of the rest of the Arab states in getting a favorable peace deal?
                                                                                                                                                        • What more should Congress do to reduce the number of missing and murdered Native American women?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is NATO still relevant today?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the global economy headed towards a downturn?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should the Fed lower interest rates again?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has Turkey’s President Erdogan lost his political support base?
                                                                                                                                                        • What will electoral wins by the opposition mean for Turkey’s political future?
                                                                                                                                                        • What can be done to stabilize Turkey's economy?
                                                                                                                                                        • How much credit does President Trump deserve for America’s economic health?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will President Trump hold the support of Evangelical voters in 2020?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should the Indian government be doing more to stop the practice of honor killings?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should the federal minimum wage be raised?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the legacy of the Trump Administration’s family separation policy follow Kristjen Nielsen into her future?
                                                                                                                                                        • Does Netanyahu’s reelection effectively kill the changes for a two-state solution?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will Netanyahu’s close relationship with President Trump be a liability for Israel in the long run?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the Trump Administration gearing up for military action against Iran?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the Trump Administration preparing for military intervention in Venezuela?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can Joe Biden reconcile his political record with the modern Democratic Party?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can protesters in Sudan sustain their momentum to get the reforms they’re demanding?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the removal of Omar al-Bashir bring real reform to Sudan?
                                                                                                                                                        • Does the release of the Mueller report mark a real turning point for the Trump White House?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can a new generation of activists bring real action on climate change?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can the new Ukrainian President end the war in Eastern Ukraine?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can Ukraine’s new President rely on the US for support against Russia?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should Congressional Democrats move forward with impeachment proceedings against President Trump?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is Israel’s drift towards the political right irreversible?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is Jair Bolsonaro’s leadership of Brazil off to a weak start?
                                                                                                                                                        • Does Volodymyr Zelenskiy have the political power necessary to find real solutions to Ukraine’s problems?
                                                                                                                                                        • Are the prospects for the Rohingya refugees being able to return home soon improving?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should the international community be doing more to support Bangladesh’s refugee relief programs?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal brough real anti-corruption measures throughout government?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro making real progress rooting out government corruption?
                                                                                                                                                        • What will happen to Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir?
                                                                                                                                                        • What steps should the international community take to condemn Saudi Arabia’s treatment of women’s rights activists?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is a nuclear deal with North Korea an impossible dream for the Trump Administration?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has Attorney General Barr’s handling of the Mueller Report damaged his credibility and reputation?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the issue of the Irish border cost Theresa May her Prime Ministership?
                                                                                                                                                        • What steps should Congress take to stem growing white supremacist violence in the US?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is social media still a net positive for democracy around the world?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the secular state losing ground in Indonesia?
                                                                                                                                                        • What steps should the international community take to help the UN-backed government bring stability to Libya?
                                                                                                                                                        • What role should social media companies play in countering online radicalization?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can protesters in North Africa bring about real democratic reforms?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should Sarah Sanders resign?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will federal lawsuits against pharmaceutical distributors lead to real progress in combating the opioid epidemic?
                                                                                                                                                        • What more should Congress be doing to protect the 2020 elections?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is Joe Biden too old for today’s Democratic Party?
                                                                                                                                                        • What steps should the international community take to stave off the threat from antibiotic resistant diseases?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the endgame near for the Maduro regime in Venezuela?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will President Trump and Congressional Democrats strike an infrastructure deal?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the political influence of NRA dwindling?
                                                                                                                                                        • What’s next for Venezuela’s Juan Guaido?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the NRA lose its tax-exempt status?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will a delay until October give the UK enough time to work out a solution for Brexit?



                                                                                                                                                        Sunday, March 31, 2019

                                                                                                                                                        Extemp Questions 2019 March


                                                                                                                                                        • Can President Trump still deliver on North Korean denuclearization?
                                                                                                                                                        • What effect will ongoing tensions with Pakistan have on India’s upcoming elections?
                                                                                                                                                        • What should the international community do to deal with child soldiers as conflits end?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the denuclearization of North Korea still a realistic goal?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the sanctions regime against North Korea fraying?
                                                                                                                                                        • What does AMLO’s anti-poverty overhaul mean for the future of Mexico?
                                                                                                                                                        • What role should America play in Venezuela?
                                                                                                                                                        • What effect will President Trump’s border wall have on the humanitarian crisis on the US border?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will American intervention in Venezuela make the flood of migrants to the US border worse?
                                                                                                                                                        • How much does the America’s history in Latin America undercut efforts to remove Nicolas Maduro from power in Venezuela?
                                                                                                                                                        • Was President Trump’s second summit with Kim Jong-un a diplomatic failure?
                                                                                                                                                        • Was the collapse of the second Trump-Kim summit a de facto acceptance of North Korea as a nuclear power?
                                                                                                                                                        • What will the collapse of the second summit mean for the future of North Korean denuclearization?
                                                                                                                                                        • Does the US still have the leverage necessary to get a denuclearization deal with North Korea?
                                                                                                                                                        • What effect will the indictment of Bibi Netanyahu have on the upcoming Israeli elections?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will indictment sink Netanyahu’s chances for re-election?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can Netanyahu pull off another election win?
                                                                                                                                                        • What steps can the federal government take to ensure that American copies are adequately dealing with cybersecurity threats?
                                                                                                                                                        • How should Western countries deal with foreign-born ISIS brides and their families?
                                                                                                                                                        • Does additional delay make a No-Deal Brexit more likely?
                                                                                                                                                        • How much is the Trump Administration willing to sacrifice to strike a deal with the Afghan Taliban?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has Africa become too dangerous for aid workers fighting Ebola?
                                                                                                                                                        • What will Netanyahu’s indictment mean for the prospects of a Mideast peace plan?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is Jared Kushner a liability for the Trump Administration?
                                                                                                                                                        • How much leverage does the US still have in Venezuela?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is Algeria ready for new political leadership?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is China’s Belt and Road program a long-term blunder?
                                                                                                                                                        • Does Brexit still pose an existential risk to the European Union?
                                                                                                                                                        • Does the US need to develop a national strategy around artificial intelligence and machine learning?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can Speaker Pelosi keep the new class of House Democrats in line?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has the WTO outlived its usefulness?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can Facebook rebuild its reputation?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should expansion be a priority for NATO?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the EU use Brexit as an impetus for a new round of expansion?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the UK crash out of the EU without a deal?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will Brexit bring the troubles back to Ireland?
                                                                                                                                                        • How will Ireland change after Brexit?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will populism destroy the EU?
                                                                                                                                                        • What reforms will the FAA make to safety certification processes?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has the FAA lost the ability to remain objective and independent?
                                                                                                                                                        • What can be done to make the college admissions process for fair?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should the college admissions process and the criteria it uses face more government oversight?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should the DOJ put more focus on prosecuting white collar crimes?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the yellow-vest movement in France losing momentum?
                                                                                                                                                        • What role should human rights play in trade discussions with China?
                                                                                                                                                        • What role should human rights play in future negotiations with North Korea?
                                                                                                                                                        • What’s next for nuclear talks between the US and North Korea?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can the Democrats avoid making the same mistakes in the 2020 election?
                                                                                                                                                        • What’s next for Venezuela?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should China’s slowing economic growth be seen as a serious risk for the global economy?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should the international community do more to pressure Saudi Arabia over its treatment of women’s rights activists?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will foreign born ISIS brides and their children be left stateless?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can Justin Trudeau still win re-election?
                                                                                                                                                        • Are fair elections in Thailand possible?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is China’s economy nearing its peak?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the momentum behind the American economy starting to slow?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will President Trump’s proposed budget lead to another government shutdown over wall funding?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can the Ghandis wrest control from Modi in India’s upcoming election?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can real political reform be accomplished in Algeria?
                                                                                                                                                        • What does President Bouteflika’s decision not to run for re-election mean for the future of Algeria?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can anything be done to bring security and stability to Libya?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is the temporary appointment of many acting senior officials damaging the Trump Administration’s ability to govern effectively?
                                                                                                                                                        • Can the international community do more to control the applications for and use of CRISPR technology?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has the SNC-Lavalin scandal dealt a political deathblow to Canada’s Justin Trudeau?
                                                                                                                                                        • What will Britain’s relationship with the EU look like after Brexit?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has Theresa May’s brinkmanship over Brexit politically damaged the Conservative Party?
                                                                                                                                                        • Does anti-vaccine sentiment pose a serious threat to American public health?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has federal law enforcement overlooked the threat posed by far-right extremists?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is America adequately prepared for a real Cyberwar?
                                                                                                                                                        • What can be done to mitigate the risk of social media as a tool for radicalization?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will student protests over climate change result in any real environmental policy action?
                                                                                                                                                        • What will Netanyahu’s indictment mean for America’s relationship with Israel?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the 2020 election see a generational changeover in the leadership of the Democratic Party?
                                                                                                                                                        • What steps should be taken to reform America’s system of privatized prisons?
                                                                                                                                                        • How long can Syria’s Assad dodge international accountability for his actions?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the Varsity Blues scandal result in changes to college admissions processes?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will the transition of power in Kazakhstan result in societal instability?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is Afghanistan ready to look after its own security?
                                                                                                                                                        • What does the use of commercial genetic testing services by law enforcement to solve cold cases mean for the future of personal privacy?
                                                                                                                                                        • What should be done to clean up waste and human remains from Mount Everest?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is democracy in Israel on decline?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is America’s foreign policy in the Horn of Africa failing?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is China’s Belt and Road program a threat to Africa’s future?
                                                                                                                                                        • Are the nations in sub-Saharan Africa getting better at holding free and fair elections?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has anti-muslim sentiment become normalized in Australia?
                                                                                                                                                        • How big of a threat does ISIS still pose?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has the end of the Mueller investigation vindicated President Trump?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has America become irreconcilably divided along partisan political lines?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will President Trump’s renewed focus on repealing the ACA strengthen Democrats chances in 2020?
                                                                                                                                                        • What should the EU learn from Brexit?
                                                                                                                                                        • Should America’s top marginal tax rates be raised?
                                                                                                                                                        • Are cryptocurrencies poised to make a comeback?
                                                                                                                                                        • Is Macron the right person to lead Europe towards a more stable future?
                                                                                                                                                        • What’s next for Venezuela?
                                                                                                                                                        • Does his relationship with the Trump Administration damage Juan Guaido’s legitimacy with the Venezuelan public?
                                                                                                                                                        • Does Turkey face an imminent crisis with foreign debt?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will President Trump close the US border with Mexico?
                                                                                                                                                        • Does the Mueller Report open new opportunities to improve the relationship between the US and Russia?
                                                                                                                                                        • Has Donald Trump permanently changed the norms of the American presidency?