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This House would pull out of the Article 98 Agreements that prevent US soldiers from being sent to the ICC for trial
16 Sep 2013
Albania | Bosnia-Herzegovina | Europe | Georgia | International Criminal Court | International Justice | Macedonia | Montenegro | Romania | United States | International law | Law
The United States has not ratified the Rome Statute, the treaty that underpins the International Criminal Court. While the ICC does not have jurisdiction over...
This House believes that indiscriminate NSA surveillance of the rest of the world hurts the United States
9 Aug 2013
Digital Freedoms | Foreign Relations | Intelligence agencies | Metadata | National Security | NSA | PRISM | Privacy | Surveillance | United States | XKeystone | Global | Internet | International | Science
June and July 2013 brought a large number of revelations about the size of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the US intelligence agency that deals...
19 Jun 2013
Afghanistan | Civil War | Defence | Karzai | NATO | Peace | Politics | Taliban | United States | Warlords | Terrorism | War/peace
The United States initiated Operation Enduring Freedom on the 7th October 2001 less than a month after the attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. The...
17 Jul 2012
assassination | at Qaeda | Barak Obama | CIA | drones | international law | Pakistan | Politics | self-defence | Somalia | sovereignty | terrorism | UAV | United States | use of force | War | Yemen | Human rights | Terrorism | Law
This debate first of all makes the assumption that a strike against terrorists is going to be made. The debate is therefore not focused on whether there should...
27 Jun 2012
Defence | Defence | Deterrence | Nuclear Weapons | Politics | Trident | United Kingdom | United States
In 1952 the United Kingdom became the third country to test and independently developed nuclear weapon. The country continues to have nuclear weapons in its...
23 Mar 2012
Arms race | Cold War | Defence | Executive | Military | missiles | Nuclear | Obama | Politics | Putin | Russia | Senate | United States | International law | Global | War/peace | International | Law
The ‘New START’ Treaty (for Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) is a bilateral nuclear arms reduction treaty between the United States and the Russian...
22 Feb 2012
Atomic Bomb | Cold War | Japan | Nuclear Weapons | Politics | President Truman | United States | World War II | Ethics | War/peace | Philosophy
On August 6th 1945 the atomic bomb called ‘Little Boy’ was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. 4.7 square miles of the city were levelled and 70,000 to...
21 Feb 2012
The American Pledge of Allegiance is an officially sanctioned recital of words swearing loyalty to the United States of America. School children are required...
21 Feb 2012
American Jobs Act | democrats | economy | Obama | role of government | Stimulus | United States | Economic policy | Employment | Economy
The American Jobs Act was written by the Obama Administration and unveiled in a high-profile speech by the President before a joint session of Congress on...
21 Feb 2012
Africa | Africa | Darfur | peacekeeping | Sudan | United States | Human rights | International | Law
The War in Darfur refers to the civil war taking place in Darfur, Sudan. Unlike the Second Sudanese Civil War, this is believed to be an ethnic, rather than a...