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HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of January 22-28, 2018

HOTtopics1. Are Pope Francis’ political positions creating a significant schism within the Catholic Church?
2. Could the Olympics pave the way for a peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula?
3. Should Great Britain hold a second Brexit referendum?
4. Does the EU need to do more to secure its borders?
5. Is it in India’s best interests to form a closer relationship with Israel?
6. Should African states rethink the aid that they get from China?
7. If the EU sanctions Poland, will it lose the rest of Eastern Europe to Russian influence?
8. Will Brazil embrace the left or the right in its next presidential election?
9. Can international pressure on Venezuela’s military spark the ouster of the Maduro regime?
10. Is the Taliban still a significant threat to the Afghan government?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of January 22-28, 2018

HOTtopics1. Has the American media been too harsh on the Trump presidency?
2. Is the Wisconsin special election result the “canary in a coal mine” for the Republicans as the 2018 midterms approach?
3. How much credit does President Trump deserve for America’s current economic performance?
4. Will New California become the fifty-first state?
5. How is President Trump reorienting American foreign policy in the Middle East?
6. Will the recent government shutdown backfire on Democrats?
7. Should the U.S. support the establishment of a Kurdish state?
8. How much responsibility does the U.S. bear for the current political and economic situation in Haiti?
9. If the Democrats win the 2018 midterms, would it be politically wise for them to impeach Trump?
10. Does the resignation of ten members of the National Party System Advisory Board reflect poorly on the leadership skills of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of January 15-21, 2018

 

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1. Is Oprah Winfrey a credible presidential candidate?
2. What parameters should Donald Trump’s attorneys insist on if he is to be interviewed by Robert Mueller?
3. Are U.S. efforts to encourage anti-government groups in Iran counterproductive?
4. Should the Trump administration take back its decision to eliminate TPS status for Salvadoran migrants?
5. Does the naming of winter storms make Americans care more about them?
6. Should America best fight illegal immigration by fining employers?
7. Will the economy allow Republicans to gain seats in the midterm elections?
8. Should Florida be exempted from offshore oil drilling?
9. How should the Supreme Court rule in Jon Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute?
10. Has Jerry Brown saved California?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of January 15-21, 2018

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1. Are North Korea’s overtures to South Korea an effort to stave off a U.S. military strike?
2. Would efforts to construct a more powerful European Union create a right-wing political backlash in member states?
3. Should Benjamin Netanyahu resign?
4. Would land seizures wreak havoc on the South African economy?
5. Should more nations look to copy Iceland’s gender pay law?
6. Would a NAFTA renegotiation actually help Mexico?
7. What economic reforms should Iran make in order to lessen protests against the Islamic Republic?
8. Was Ethiopia’s ban on foreign adoptions justified?
9. Will Bitcoin become a major global currency within the next twenty-five years?
10. Is a two state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict becoming untenable?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of December 5-11, 2016

HOTtopics1. How significant was the result of Austria’s presidential election?
2. Should Great Britain pay for access to the EU’s markets after Brexit?
3. Will Gambia have a peaceful democratic transition?
4. Is it time for Mahmud Abbas to step down as the head of the Palestinian Authority?
5. Will King Rama X be Thailand’s last monarch?
6. How will Hollande’s exit affect the French presidential race?
7. What does OPEC’s recent deal mean for the global economy?
8. How can South African bolster its economic standing?
9. Is another “Arab Spring” looming?
10. Why have international efforts to stop South Sudan’s civil war failed?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of December 5-11, 2016

HOTtopics1. How will a Trump presidency affect Sino-U.S. relations?
2. What will be the first priority of the new Congress?
3. Who will win Louisiana’s Senate runoff?
4. Would financial sanctions for outsourcing hurt the American economy?
5. How safe is the U.S. financial system from another 2008-style meltdown?
6. Is General James Mattis a poor pick for Secretary of Defense?
7. Will President Obama pardon Bowe Bergdahl?
8. Should all U.S. public housing be smoke free?
9. How much constitutional protection should teacher speech enjoy?
10. Should flag burning be constitutional?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of November 28-December 4, 2016

HOTtopics1. Do Americans need a tax cut or a tax increase?
2. Will Trump’s presidency be a major setback for global climate change efforts?
3. Do poor Black Friday sales signal weakness in the U.S. economy?
4. Should Democrats block Jeff Sessions confirmation as attorney general?
5. What role should President Obama play in national politics after he leaves the White House?
6. Should House Democrats ditch Nancy Pelosi?
7. Will the death of Fidel Castro make it easier for the U.S. to form closer relations with Cuba?
8. Would Mitt Romney be an effective Secretary of State?
9. Should President Obama pardon Hillary Clinton?
10. Will Jill Stein’s recount efforts delegitimize Donald Trump’s presidency?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of November 28-December 4, 2016

HOTtopics1. Will Colombian voters approve a revised peace accord with the FARC?
2. How can the international community best curb violence against women in combat zones?
3. Would a cashless society bolster the Indian economy?
4. Should Park Geun-hye resign?
5. Did Iraq’s government err in legalizing Iranian-backed militias that are operating within its borders?
6. Do Turkey and the EU need each other?
7. Has China become the world’s defender of globalization?
8. What does the appointment of Qamar Javed Bajwa mean for the future of Pakistan’s defense policy?
9. Can Francis Fillon’s policies fix France’s economic ills?
10. What should the legacy of Fidel Castro be?

HotTopics: International Extemp Questions for the Week of November 14-20, 2016

HOTtopics1. Is the world winning its battle against famine?
2. How can Egypt reverse its economic fortunes?
3. Is a genocide taking place in South Sudan?
4. Will Australia be able to broker a refugee deal with the United States?
5. Should the world allow Assad to win the Syrian Civil War?
6. Is Duterte a foreign policy realist?
7. What does rising populism mean for the future of international institutions?
8. Is Italy going to be Europe’s next big headache?
9. If the Iran nuclear deal ends, what does that mean for the larger Middle East?
10. Should America’s European allies be worried about the outcome of the 2016 presidential election?

HotTopics: United States Extemp Questions for the Week of November 14-20, 2016

HOTtopics1. Why did Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election?
2. Will the Electoral College be abolished before 2020?
3. Who is the Democratic frontrunner for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination?
4. Will U.S.-Russian relations improve during a Trump presidency?
5. Who should Donald Trump name to the U.S. Supreme Court?
6. What does Trump’s victory mean for President Obama’s legacy?
7. Are protests against the outcome of the 2016 presidential election counterproductive?
8. How might a Trump presidency affect the future of the Federal Reserve?
9. Will Trump build his wall?
10. Was Mike Pence instrumental in Trump’s electoral success?