Claim: You are sure that public diplomacy is an essential part of foreign relations in the modern world.
Counterclaim: You advocate an idea that importance of public diplomacy is overrated, soft power meaning nothing if it is not supplemented by coercion.
Claim: You argue that diplomacy is an outdated institution which needs innovation.
Counterclaim: You maintain that diplomacy keeps pace with the changes the world undergoes.
Claim: Preserving minority languages pays off in multiple ways
Counterclaim: Preserving minority languages is counterproductive
Claim: English as an international language unites people of the world
Counterclaim: Dominance of English leads to the dominance of Anglo-Saxon culture in the world
Claim: Official multilingualism bring undeniable value to society.
Counterclaim: A monolingual environment provides more opportunities for society
Claim: Journalism no longer requires professional training
Counterclaim: Professional journalism will never give way to amateurs with smartphones
Claim: You are sure that leaders can control the course of history.
Counterclaim: You advocate an idea that leaders’ power has constraints.
Claim: You argue that democratic leadership is more relevant in the modern civilized world than authoritarian government.
Counterclaim: You maintain that authoritarian leadership can be more effective in addressing modern challenges.
Claim: Terror Attacks Should Receive Media Coverage.
Claim: Media Coverage of Terror Attacks is unacceptable.
Claim: Digitalisation of media results in proliferation of fake news
Counterclaim: Digital technologies are a mere tool of spreading information and in no way do they influence the quality of this information
Claim: The growing secretive multibillion-dollar surveillance industry promotes national security and protects against potential threats.
Counterclaim: The expansion of the surveillance industry poses significant risks to individual privacy and civil liberties, infringing upon fundamental rights.
Claim: The unregulated world of video surveillance technology fosters innovation and technological advancements in the field of security.
Counterclaim: The lack of regulation in the video surveillance industry enables abuse and misuse of surveillance technologies, leading to potential violations of human rights and ethical concerns.
Claim: Preventive diplomacy has been successful in mitigating conflicts and promoting peaceful resolutions in diverse societies, contributing to the progress and inclusivity of global communities.
Counterclaim: Preventive diplomacy has shown limitations in effectively addressing and preventing conflicts in diverse societies, often failing to address deep-rooted tensions and underlying structural issues, hindering the progress and inclusivity of global communities.
Claim: Governments should prioritize the preservation and protection of minority languages as a means of promoting cultural diversity and respecting the rights of linguistic minority communities.
Counterclaim: The preservation of minority languages places an unnecessary burden on governments and hinders the promotion of national unity and effective governance.
Claim: Collaborative leadership, characterized by open communication, inclusive decision-making, and collective problem-solving, is essential in effectively addressing crises and leading organizations through challenging times.
Counterclaim: Crisis situations demand decisive leadership, where leaders must make swift and tough decisions without extensive collaboration, focusing on efficiency and taking charge to effectively address the crisis at hand.
Claim: The overuse of political correctness hampers free speech and stifles open dialogue, leading to the rise of societal divisions and the erosion of democratic principles.
Counterclaim: Political correctness plays a crucial role in promoting inclusivity, respect, and sensitivity towards marginalized groups, fostering a more equitable and tolerant society while challenging discriminatory attitudes and behaviors.
Claim: Increasing investment in cybersecurity measures is crucial to protect against cyberattacks.
Counterclaim: Investing more in cybersecurity measures is not effective enough, as hackers are always one step ahead and will find new ways to exploit vulnerabilities.
Claim: Human error is the biggest cybersecurity threat, and training employees on security best practices can significantly reduce the risk of cyberattacks.
Counterclaim: While human error can be a factor, sophisticated cybercriminals and state- sponsored hackers pose a much greater threat that cannot be eliminated by employee training alone.
Claim: Strong encryption is necessary to protect privacy and security of personal and business communications, and should not be weakened by government regulation.
Counterclaim: Strong encryption can also be used by criminals to hide illegal activities, making it difficult for law enforcement to do their job and protect the public.
Claim: Building a culture of cybersecurity awareness among employees, where they are empowered to recognize and respond to potential threats, can significantly reduce the risk of cyberattacks.
Counterclaim: Relying solely on employees to be the first line of defense against cyberattacks is not enough, as cybercriminals are constantly developing new tactics to bypass security measures. Technical solutions and systems should also be in place to supplement human efforts.
Claim: Cyber espionage is a necessary and justified tool for governments and businesses to protect their interests and national security in an increasingly digital world. Without cyber espionage, they would be vulnerable to attacks and unable to gather critical intelligence.
Counterclaim: Cyber espionage is an unethical and illegal practice that violates individual privacy and the sovereignty of other nations. It can lead to dangerous cyber warfare and damage to critical infrastructure, and the risks outweigh any potential benefits that may be gained through intelligence gathering.
Claim: The development of AI technology is a positive force for society that has the potential to solve complex problems and improve many aspects of our lives, from healthcare to transportation to environmental sustainability. As AI becomes more advanced, we can expect to see even greater benefits in terms of efficiency, innovation, and quality of life.
Counterclaim: The development of AI technology poses significant risks and challenges for society, including the potential for job loss, ethical concerns around the use of autonomous systems, and the possibility of creating new forms of inequality and injustice. Without careful regulation and ethical considerations, AI could have negative consequences that outweigh its potential benefits.