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International / Global Affairs
Ransom Payments, criminalising
Should the payment of ransom be a criminal offence?
China and the World Trade Organisation
Should China be allowed to join the World Trade Organisation?
Tourism Benefits The Country
Do the benefits of tourism outweigh the costs?
Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)
Should countries in the Americas agree to the FTAA?
EU President Should Be Directly Elected
Given the EU’s recent expansion and growth as an international body, is it time it had a directly elected leader?
UN Security Council Should Be Expanded
Should the UN Security Council be expanded?
Self-Determination and Nationalism
Is self-determination a human right? Can it be reconciled with the needs of international order?
Cultural Treasures Should Be Returned
Should cultural treasures be returned to their country of origin?
Is a large North American free trade bloc a laudable project? Should it be supported, or is free trade in this area a curse rather than a blessing?
WTO, IMF and World Bank: UN or US?
Should the global economic institutions come under UN control and thereby reduce US influence over them?
Democracy Should Be Imposed On Countries
Can, and should, democracy be imposed on countries?
Globalisation: Marginalisation of the Poor
Has the rise and spread of trans-national companies exacerbated global economic inequalities?
European Common Agricultural Policy
Should the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy be scrapped in favour of free trade?
Should countries change their official currency to the U.S. dollar?
Drug Patent Laws
Should the pharmaceutical patenting system be liberalised?
Should the present international ban on trading elephant ivory be lifted?
Should India and Pakistan allow a plebiscite on self-determination in Kashmir?
Negotiating with Terrorist Groups
Should governments negotiate with terrorists?
Is the imposition of sanctions on states the best way to end child labour?
Ethical Foreign Policy
Is it possible for a modern government to pursue an active foreign policy with ethics at the centre? Should governments always try to do the moral thing?