Public Forum debaters will begin 2016 by debating a new resolution over the success of US and EU economic sanctions against Russia. Have these measures reduced Russia’s threat to Western interests, or not?


Debate Central wants to help all debaters write better cases, which is why we’ve prepared our complete, free introduction to debating both sides the Russia sanctions resolution!


Our topic analysis contains tons of free evidence for both pro and con, plenty of strategic tips, and a full breakdown of what you can expect from the January PF resolution, “Resolved: On balance, economic sanctions are reducing the threat Russia poses to Western interests.” 


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Need tips and evidence to help make your Public Forum debate case as strong as it can be? Look no further! Below the fold you’ll find our breakdown analysis of the current migrant crisis PF debate topic, “Resolved: In response to the current crisis, a government should prioritize the humanitarian needs of refugees over its national interests.”



Public Forum debaters, are you ready to begin the 2015-2016 debate season? We want to help, by offering our totally free guide to the PF topic, “Resolved: The United States Federal Government ought to pay reparations to African Americans.”


Reparations may be a tough topic, but you’ll handle it like an expert– this breakdown includes tons of the strategy tips and free evidence you need to write the best cases for Fall 2015. The guide comes with strategic advice for both the pro and con, so you’ll be ready to make the most of your rounds on both sides. You’ll be winning tournaments in no time! [..]


Public Forum debaters, get your cases ready for the 2015 National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) National Tournament! We are offering our totally free guide to the PF topic, “Resolved: The benefits of First Amendment protection of anonymous speech outweigh the harms.”
This breakdown features all of the strategy tips and free evidence you need to get a jump-start on winning your debates at NSDA Nats, including strategic advice for both the pro and con. Get ready for this resolution…and to accept your national championship! [..]

The National Speech and Debate Association has released the resolutions debaters nationwide will be using this summer at the 2015 National Tournament, held in June in Dallas, Texas.


nationals 2015 topics

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If you are having trouble viewing the image, the resolutions are:
Public Forum- Resolved: The benefits of First Amendment protection of anonymous speech outweigh the harms.
Lincoln-Douglas- Resolved: Inaction in the face of injustice makes individuals morally culpable.
Cross-Examination/Policy- Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its non-military exploration and/or development of the Earth’s oceans.

Debate Central will be releasing our topic guides for the new PF and LD resolutions within the next few days, so be sure to check back! CXers, don’t forget to check out our many resources for the policy topic, as well!

UPDATE: Now Available!- Our Public Forum Nationals Topic Guide and
Lincoln-Douglas Nationals Topic Guide!


What do you think of these topics? Are you excited to debate them? Tell us in the comments!


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