The cut and thrust of debate seems to suit DC boys with several recent high profile wins for a number of boys.
One of the top performers, Raffy Marshall, shares here where he finds his information:
A few brief thoughts on websites which I personally find helpful.
www.aljazeera.com , the English Language version of the influential Qatari state owned political broadcaster, is really useful if you want a more global view of developments. A caveat though; its editorial policy is very influenced by Qatari Foreign Policy, so consume with caution. You can enjoy the bias by comparing it with It’s Saudi Rival Al Arabiya; http://english.alarabiya.net/
Everyone likes newspapers and these ones are the best;
http://international.nytimes.com/ (International New York Times; A Version of the New York Times with less emphasis on American Politics)
http://www.ft.com/home/uk (Financial Times; Centre Right British Financial Newspaper)
http://www.foreignaffairs.com (Very, Very Influential American Foreign Policy Magazine)
http://www.economist.com (A review of Global New stories)
http://www.theguardian.com/uk (Left Wing British Broadsheet)
A couple of Strange and whacky news websites that are potentially interesting. The appropriately named Chinese State Broadcaster CCTV (http://english.cntv.cn/01/index.shtml), strongly pro-Putin Russia Today, in effect a summary of the Russian State Position (http://rt.com/) and defiantly republican Fox News, the subtitle ‘fair and balanced’ being extraordinarily deceptive (http://www.foxnews.com).
This moderately eccentric blog on Russian Policy can also be enlightening. (http://bismarckslefthand.blogspot.co.uk)
This guys Blog, bismarckslefthand.blogspot.com is great; he’s really interesting on development in Ukraine.
DCWodehouse addition 13 May 2014: Further to Raffy’s input above we spotted this 5 minute piece from the New Statesman on debating. Amusing and makes some great points quite well.