Great Decisions announces topics for 2016

Ellen Citron

The SaddleBrooke Great Decisions program began on Monday, January 11 with a general meeting and distribution of The Great Decision books and collection of dues ($10 per person or $15 per family). The next meeting will be in the MountainView Ballroom on January 18 at 3:00 p.m.

The 2016 topics are as follows:

1. Middle East Alliances – What can the U.S. do to secure its interests in the region without causing further damage and disruption?

2. The Rise of ISIS – What danger does ISIS pose to U.S. interests?

3. The Future of Kurdistan – What does the success of Kurdistan mean for Kurds in the surrounding region?

4. Climate Change – What can the next president do to stymie this environmental crisis? And is it too late for these efforts to be effective?

5. The Koreas – With such a wide gap between North and South Korea, is unification possible—-or even desirable—anymore?

6. Immigration – With so many displaced people today, will world powers be able to balance border security with humanitarian concerns? What can they do to resolve these crises so as to limit the number of displaced persons?

7. Cuba – How can American and Cuban leaders today bring a relationship, once defined by antithetical ideologies, into the 21st Century?

8. The United Nations – Will the U.N.’s new leadership be able to assess and further the U.N.’s Millennium goals which are set to expire in 2030?

For further information about Great Decisions please refer to the Foreign Policy Association website, the Southern Arizona regional Great Decisions website— and the SaddleBrooke Great Decisions website If you have any questions, or need any further information about Great Decisions, please contact Mel Durchslag ([email protected]), chair of the Executive Committee.