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Nationals 2017 NSDA Public Forum: East Africa

Nationals 2017 NSDA Public Forum: East Africa

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Big Sky Debate is pleased to release its NSDA Nationals 2017 Public Forum resources on East Africa!

The resolution, released by the National Speech and Debate Association on May 1, 2017, is:

Resolved: In East Africa, the United States federal government should prioritize its counterterrorism efforts over its humanitarian assistance.

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East Africa Index

META

  • KNOW THE LOCALS: AL-SHABAB

PRO

  • TERRORIST THREAT SIGNIFICANT
  • TERRORIST THREAT SIGNIFICANT: ISIS EXPANDING INFLUENCE IN EAST AFRICA
  • TERRORIST THREAT SIGNIFICANT: AL-SHABAB IS A MAJOR REGIONAL THREAT
  • TERRORIST THREAT SIGNIFICANT: AL-SHABAB IS AN INTERNATIONAL THREAT
  • TERRORIST THREAT SIGNIFICANT: AL-SHABAB IS A THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES
  • TERRORIST THREAT SIGNIFICANT: AL-SHABAB EXPANDING LOCAL RECRUITING
  • TERRORIST THREAT SIGNIFICANT: NEW GROUPS APPEARING IN EAST AFRICA CONNECTED TO ISIS
  • TERRORIST THREAT SIGNIFICANT: CHAOS IN COUNTRIES LIKE SOMALIA SPREADING
  • CURRENT COUNTERTERRORISM FOCUS IS GOOD: CURRENT MILITARY ACTION EFFECTIVE
  • CURRENT COUNTERTERRORISM FOCUS IS GOOD: US USING PROXY FIGHT IN EAST AFRICA
  • CURRENT COUNTERTERRORISM FOCUS IS GOOD: OTHER POWERS SUPPORT
  • COUNTERTERRORISM BEST: NO OTHER POLICY OPTIONS AVAILABLE
  • COUNTERTERRORISM BEST: TERRORIST CONTAINMENT IS THE BEST OPTION AVAILABLE
  • COUNTERTERRORISM BEST: NEED A PEACEFUL REGION; AID WORTHLESS WITHOUT IT
  • COUNTERTERRORISM GOOD: TRAINING LOCAL MILITARIES BEST NEXT STEP IN THE REGION
  • HUMANITARIAN FOCUS BAD: HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS INEFFECTIVE
  • HUMANITARIAN FOCUS BAD: USING HUMANITARIAN EFFORT IN COUNTERTERRORISM POLICY FAILS
  • HUMANITARIAN FOCUS BAD: US FAILS IN HUMANITARIAN FOCUS AND IS UNABLE TO TRACK RESOURCES OR RESULTS
  • HUMANITARIAN RESTRICTIONS GOOD: SHOULD LIMIT FUNDS TO GROUPS WITH TIES TO TERROR
  • A/T: HUMANITARIAN PROJECTS WIN OVER “HEARTS AND MINDS”

CON

  • MUST ACT NOW: FAMINE/FOOD CRISIS COMING
  • AID/ASSISTANCE BEST: MUST DEVELOP LOCAL GOVERNANCE
  • AID/ASSISTANCE BEST: AID CRITICAL TO DIPLOMACY
  • FULL SPECTRUM SOLUTIONS BEST: SHOULDN’T PRIORITIZE MILITARY
  • LOCAL SOLUTIONS BEST: AFRICAN UNION MUST STEP FORWARD TO RESOLVE EAST AFRICA
  • LOCAL SOLUTIONS BEST: REGIONAL COUNTRIES SHOULD CARRY OUT COUNTERTERRORISM
  • TACKLING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES BEST: US POLICY SHOULD BE FOCUSED ON WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING
  • TERRORISM CAUSED BY GROUND FACTORS: POVERTY = TERRORISM
  • TERRORIST THREAT NOT SIGNIFICANT: THREAT IS REGIONAL, NOT GLOBAL
  • TERRORIST THREAT NOT SIGNIFICANT: ISIS NOT DOMINATE IN THE REGION
  • TERRORIST THREAT NOT SIGNIFICANT: AL-SHABAB ISN’T EXPANSION OF AL-QAEDA INTO AFRICA
  • DIPLOMATIC SOLUTIONS BEST: US INCREASING PRESENCE IN EAST AFRICA
  • COUNTERTERRORISM BAD: COUNTERPRODUCTIVE
  • COUNTERTERRORISM BAD: INEFFECTIVE
  • COUNTERTERRORISM BAD: DECREASES EFFECTIVENESS OF HUMANITARIAN AID
  • COUNTERTERRORISM BAD: HAS DECREASED OVERALL FUNDING FOR HUMANITARIAN RELIEF IN EAST AFRICA
  • COUNTERTERRORISM BAD: LEADS TO CHILLING EFFECT ON AID AGENCIES
  • COUNTERTERRORISM BAD: CREATES RISKS FOR HUMANITARIAN WORKERS
  • COUNTERTERRORISM BAD: FORCES AID AGENCIES TO MOVE TO PLACES WITH LESS NEED
  • COUNTERTERRORISM BAD: HURTS THE PERCEPTION OF HUMANITARIAN ACTORS
  • COUNTERTERRORISM BAD: DENIES ACCESS TO HUMANITARIAN RESOURCES
  • COUNTERTERRORISM BAD: HURTS ABILITY TO RECRUIT DONORS TO HUMANITARIAN RELIEF
  • COUNTERTERRORISM BAD: USES SECRET PRISONS AND OTHER RISKY TECHNIQUES
  • COUNTERTERRORISM BAD: RISKS SENSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS IN THE REGION
  • AID RESTRICTIONS BAD: STATES USE TOO LOOSE OF DEFINITIONS

 


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