Saudi Arms Sales Languishes (2019). This article argues that Congress is effectively blocking the sale of new precision guided munitions to Saudi Arabia.
Instability in Saudi Arabia (2018). This article describes growing arms imports by Saudi Arabia.
Affirmative — Arms Sales Worsen the Yemen War
U.S. Support Has Fueled, Not Moderated, the Yemen War (2019). President Trump said great powers do not wage endless wars. Yemen would be a good place to stop fighting—and helping kill people who have done nothing against Americans.
It’s time to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia (2019). This article answers all of the common objections to suspending arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
Affirmative — Death
American-Made Bombs in Yemen: Are We Not Better than This? (2019). This article argues that the war in Yemen has killed 10s of thousands, puts millions at-risk increases terrorism, and drags down the US.
Yemen war could hit 233,000 by 2020 (2019). The title is self-explanatory
Affirmative — Terrorism
America should see Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen for the horror it really is (2018). This article contends that US military aid to Saudi Arabia ends up in the hands of Al Qaeda
Sold to an ally, lost to an enemy (2019). This article makes the same argument about US weapons ending up in the hands of terrorists.
The Saudi coalition can’t be trusted with US weapons (2019). This article makes the same argument the others do.
America must question ally action in Yemen (2018). This article makes the same arguments made in the previous articles.
Saudi Arabia has replaced ISIS. Why does USA and UK love that? (2019). This article argues that Saudi Arabia is committing widespread human rights violations.
Trump’s Veto on Yemen War Is a Sign That the Strongmen in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia Are Winning (2019). This article says that supporting arms sales continues to support global authoritarians.
Affirmative – Famine
All of these articles argue that Yemen is on the brink of an emerging famine due to the war.
85,000 children have starved due to the Saudi intervention (2018). The title is self-explanatory.
Millions on the brink of famine (2019). This article argues that millions are on the brink of famine due to the war in Yemen.
Yemen Humanitarian Needs (2019)
Affirmative — Cholera
Whose fault is the cholera epidemic in Yemen? (2019). This article argues that the cholera epidemic in Yemen is caused by the Saudis, the Saudi supporters ((US, allies (UK, France)), and the Houti rebels.
Affirmative – Solvency
Actual legislation — Saudi Arabia Accountability and Yemen Act of 2018.
All of these articles argue the US should cut arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
US and Western arms in Yemen conflict signal potential war crime charges (2019) . This article makes extensive arguments as to why Saudi Arabia cannot switch suppliers. Although the article is largely Pro, one Con take on the article is that it suggests sales should be suspended until (conditions counterplan) Saudi Arabia stops the war in Yemen.
How the War in Yemen Could End — In a Matter of Days (2018). This article argues that the war in Yemen would end in a matter of days if the US stopped supplying spare parts and maintenance for jets, which are arms sales, in a matter of days.
Fact Check (2018) There is a quote from Bruce Reidel (Brookings) in this article that says if the US cut arms that the war would end overnight.
Leaked Report: Western Arms Are Essential to Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen (2019). This article argues that alternative suppliers cannot replace US supplies.
Want to punish Saudi Arabia? Cut off its weapons supply (2018). This article argues that there are no practical alternative suppliers of weapons to Saudi Arabia.
Affirmative — International Law
Trump inflated value of arms sales to US job market (2018). The title of the article is self-explanatory.
Three ways to rethink the US-Saudi alliance (2018). This article identifies some limitations of the alliance.
The Saudis are killing America’s Middle East Policy (2018). This article argues that relations with Saudi Arabia actually undermine US interests in the Middle East.
Khassogi’s fate is proof the US-Saudi relationship is over (2018). The title is self-explanatory.
US and Saudi Arabia have leverage on each other. Using it has costs (2018). This article argues it is hard for the US and Saudi Arabia to work together.
Who needs Saudi Arabia? (2018) This article argues the US no longer needs Saudi Arabia.
Saudi-US Relations DA
The US and Yemen: stopping Iran or appeasing Saudi Arabia? (2019). This article argues that arms sales to Saudi Arabia are critical to protecting relations and the importance of relations to securing the stable supply of oil.
Affirmative — Oil Cut Off/Price Increases Answers
Saudi Arabia should be given a choice (2018). This article says Saudi Arabia won’t raise oil prices or cut-off oil supplies if stop selling them weapons because selling oil at an affordable price is in their best interests.
US Has deep ties to Saudi Arabia, but we can disentangle ourselves (2018). This article argues that we are not completely dependent on Saudi oil.
Affirmative — Saudi Prolif Answers
Saudi Urge for nuke is justified (2018). This says Saudi nuclearization promotes deterrence.
Affirmative — Houthis Bad Answers
The Yemen relationship and the historical US-Saudi relationship (2019). This article argues the Congress currently opposes sales to Saudi Arabia.
The Yemen Resolution and the Historical U.S.-Saudi Security Relationship (2019). This article argues that Congress opposes arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
Trump Says U.S. Stands With Saudi Arabia Despite Khashoggi Killing (2019). This article argues there is bipartisan opposition to arms sales.
The folly of abandoning Saudi Arabia in Yemen (2019). This article says that abandoning Saudi Arabia will make them more reckless and increase the Houthi threat.
World alarmed at Houthi cease fire violations (2019). This article argues that break-downs in any cease-fires are the fault of the Houthis.
UAE, Saudis, Yemen as UN to pressure Houthis (2019). This article argues that even if the Saudis are disarmed that the Houthis will still be a threat.
Enough is Enough. End the war in Yemen. (2018). This article argues that a lot more needs to be done to end the war in Yemen or we will end up with Houthi domination.
Negative — Solvency Turns
Jeremy Hunt optimistic Yemen is on ‘path to peace’ if warring sides follow through on UN deal (2019). This article contends that arms sales push both sides to negotiate
Negative — Relations
Negative — Politics
Negative — Security Cooperation
Oil and the Future of US Strategy in the Gulf (2019). This article argues that the US must stay in the Gulf and build security relationships, at least in the short-term, to protect its oil interests.
U.S. Security Cooperation with Saudi Arabia (2018). This post discusses how US arms sales and cooperation with Saudi Arabia support counterterror cooperation.
Arms, Oil, Counterterrorism (2018). All this to say that raising the specter of a cut-off of economic, military, and security cooperation by Saudi Arabia is bogus. It would be the equivalent of the proverbial cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face. Saudi Arabia is much more dependent on the United States than the other way around. In weighting how much pressure to apply to affect Saudi behavior in the region, the Trump administration should not be overly concerned with losing significant equities, as has been repeatedly implied by Trump and by other administration officials.
Negative — Human rights answers
Negative — Conditions Counterplan
The Only Way to End the War in Yemen (2018). There is evidence in this article that says the US should reduce sales, but it also says the US should threaten to reduce sale sand condition reductions on actions by Saudi Arabia to end the war.
Negative — Actor Counterplans
UK arms exports are still playing a central role in Yemen’s humanitarian crisis (2019). This article explains that if the UK cut spare parts assistance and training that the war would end.
Negative — Iran DA
The Saudi Alliance must go (2018)
Time to halt weapons sales to Saudi Arabia (2016)