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Summary: This week’s final round goes deep into Jerusalem. Other topics include Utah national monuments, comparing Obama and Trump’s policy toward Syria, the CVS/Aetna merger, Yemen, and much more!
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Iran has been a hotbed of turmoil in the past few weeks. Starting on December 28, protests broke out through Iran. Primary causes appear to include economic dissatisfaction and opposition to the theocratic regime. The largest opposition the government has faced since 2009, the protests met immediate pushback from the regime, with at least 20 killed and many more imprisoned. In reaction to the suppression of protests, Donald Trump is pushing for a reform to the Iran Nuclear deal for more comprehensive human rights and other reforms, on pain of returned sanctions.
This week, a video from almost thirty years ago has come to light which depicts Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei expressing doubts over his own religious qualifications and constitutional issues. The decision in this secret session of the Assembly of Experts was to appoint him as caretaker for a year, which has begged the question “why is he still there?” This week, Extempers get to answer this question and others.
This week’s final round goes deep into Jerusalem. Other topics include Utah national monuments, comparing Obama and Trump’s policy toward Syria, the CVS/Aetna merger, Yemen, and much more!
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Nick Robison is a fifth year debater, presently competing as a member of the Grove City College debate team. In addition to some moderate success in IPDA and NPDA, Nick enjoys board and card games and learning ballroom and swing dance.
Nick will be a senior Biochemistry major this fall.