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New Issues and Controversies Database Material, 01/2011

Issues and Controversies  Issues and Controversies

Debate of the month:
Negotiating with the Taliban. Should U.S. and Afghan officials strive to work out a peace accord with the Taliban, or do the Taliban's terrorist actions and oppressive policies make them untrustworthy? [ More on international affairs]

In the news:

  • Austerity Plans: Should the U.S. government move immediately to cut its spending on important programs, or let the economy recover completely before trying to reduce the deficit? [ More on economic policy]

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