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I am trying to figure out some clear points as to why there is no global currency. Not a world wide version of the EU, I am only focused on a common name/value for a single monetary unit. I know a ...

I'm guessing that some African countries might have given their "brothers" (see further below a discussion what this could possibly mean) over the Atlantic, meaning African Americans, some kind of ...

What are the objective minimum prerequisite components necessary for "black" or "African American" people in the United States to form their own modern independent sovereign nation-state? Why this ...

Can USA exit a treaty that was signed and ratified by President with Senate approval? If so, what is the precise mechanism for withdrawing from a treaty for US Government? If the answer differs for ...

An opinion piece by Senator Russ Feingold on NBC says: although it took a 1945 vote in the Senate to allow President Harry Truman to ratify the U.N. Charter, the current weight of legal opinion ...

It looks like France is the only Security Council permanent member that did not sign the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. (The US signed in 1970, but has yet to ratify, although successive US ...

An NBC opinion piece says by former Senator Russ Feingold states: There have been relatively few treaties considered by Congress in recent decades, in part because executive agreements and regular ...

In an attempt to better focus a recent question asked here that is popular but very open to interpretation (which alas often happens on politics SE), I want to ask: Are there any statistics on ...

According to Miles & Posner (2008) "Which States Enter into Treaties, and Why?" The average for North America is more than ten times that of Africa. The North American average is driven by ...

For my debate, I have to argue in favour of Australia being a republic. I'm planning on one of my points being that by still being a monarchy, Australia is missing out on multiple international ...

Andrew Brunson was arrested in 2016 because of being a member of FETÖ, which is an organization responsible* for the coup attempt in Turkey. * This is the consensus in Turkey. In addition, the ...

Has it been found legally that a cyber attack on the US is in fact an act of war? Is this established law? The facts on the ground are that DoD has created a Cyber Command, on par w it's CentCom so ...

In the latest news on Saudi Arabia, they have expelled the Canadian ambassador (and recalled their own ambassador to Canada) in reaction to human rights comments from Canada, or more precisely demands ...

Various (western) commentators and politicians state that "the only one happy with/benefiting from [insert bad scenario here] is Putin/Russia" (I'm not sure which one(s) of the two they mean). ...

During the early stages of the attempted coup in Turkey, the United States came out in support of the "democratically elected government" Putting aside any judgements on if this was the best thing to ...

From 19th century until soon after WWII, major disputes between the countries would typically see a quick de jure settlement once the hostilities (if any) came to a halt and a certain de facto status ...

Canada and Denmark have a territorial dispute over Hans Island between Ellesmere Island and Greenland in the arctic. Starting in 1984, each country has sent expeditions which have placed their own ...

I'll call it a Trade War, because I don't know that there is a more appropriate phrase. Initially I understood the administration's goal was to stimulate US producers to be more productive, so as to ...

I know South Korea and North Korea are still in a state of war. Similarly for Israel and Lebanon. And it seems Russia and Japan are also, technically, in a state of war. The last, if true, is ...

Partially recognized states have wide varieties of levels of independence from the states that they declare themselves separate from, ranging from Taiwan having its own armed forces to Palestine not ...

Has the OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) submitted its report relevant to the alleged April 7, 2018 chemical weapon attack in Douma to the organisation's member states? If ...

During the last decade and a half, the US has housed prisoners in Guantanamo Bay and has been leasing it from the Cuban government for 55 years. Cuba has never cashed the checks Castro was very anti-...

There is a lot of optimism that leaving EU's Single Market, will be an opportunity for UK to create new trade deals with other countries outside the EU. I have seen articles and people using this ...

The general "neoliberal" position towards trade is that it benefits both sides and low tariffs/subsidies are beneficial. This has been the dominant trend in wealthy nations for the last thirty plus ...

I am not sure what the criteria are to be a permanent member of the UN Security Council, but I do wonder how did Russia manage to keep its veto power after the dissolution of the Soviet Union? I ...

It seems very strange that a foreign minister to an English-speaking country cannot speak English — when his only (?) job is to interact with and understand foreigners. Why doesn't the Chinese ...

The Associated Press reports that John Oliver hosted a segment on his show Last Week Tonight in which he criticized Chinese President Xi Jinping. In particular, he said that he looked like Winnie the ...

Many scholars and policymakers state that negotiating with terrorist groups legitimizes them, their goals and their methods. They assert that such negotiations incite violence, weaken democratic ...

Space is considered to be a common heritage and is not owned or controlled by any government , but how far above sea level is considered to be sovereign territory? Is there any such specification such ...

Many of the conflicts involving the United States in a non-peace-keeping role have involved the United States threatening military action if some demand (either made by the US or a multi-national ...

As we all know, when traveling abroad we usually have to use electric power socket adapters, since there are several form factors in use in the world, and most are incompatible with each other (i.e. ...

The Macedonia naming dispute has been going on for decades, with severe political and economic consequences for both countries. But it seems that a solution like naming the country e.g. "Northern ...

Today at an emergency meeting of the OPCW, Russia proposed a joint UK/Russia inquiry into the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy Sergey Skripal. However, the UK members described this proposal as "perverse"...

Lately the Russian Federation is showing increasing involvement in the Syrian civil war. They are moving troops to Syria to support Assad. During the 70th UN general assembly they demanded an ...

Trump withdrew from the Iran deal stating "It was a bad deal. Worst deal in history." France, Germany and the UK have said they "regret" the American decision. The foreign ministry of Russia, ...

US senate passed extension of sanctions on Iran. Assume that it become a law. Is it against JCPOA? What is arguments of both sides?

Following President Donald Trump's announcement today that he would not recertify the Iran Nuclear Agreement (JCPOA) and was withdrawing the US from the deal, I was interested to learn more about what ...

What measures do governments take to prevent foreign companies from acting as middle men to bypass their trade embargoes/sanctions? Example: Let's say the US makes it illegal to sell cell phones to ...

Which countries are allies of Israel? Which countries are enemies of Israel? Which countries recognize Israel and which countries do not recognise Israel?

During Iraq/Afghanistan war, the Bush administration used what they called "enhanced interrogation" or now referred to waterboarding. Under the Geneva Convention, would these acts of torture be a ...

How is Trump able to withdraw from the Iran deal without Congressional approval?

I recently got quite a long and detailed reply from my local MP, Rachael Maskell, who recently resigned as Shadow Environment Secretary due to her opposition to Brexit. The reply was to an email I ...

I've been hearing about this nuclear deal that was reached with Iran today. It seems to restrict what Iran can do with a nuclear program, and allows international inspectors to perform inspections ...

What exactly is the difference between theory and metatheory? It would help if the answers relate to Political Science in general and International Relations in particular. Plus, I would be glad if ...

Why does Erdogan hate Bashar Al Assad so much? “Assad is definitely a terrorist who has carried out state terrorism,” Erdogan told a televised news conference with his Tunisian counterpart Beji ...

The U.N. Security Council can pass resolutions which all U.N. member states are required to comply with. 5 of these are permanent members. The permanent members can veto any action of the Security ...

The Romanian Prime Minister’s visit to Israel triggered a serious political crisis in Romanian political life: Romania's president has slammed the country's prime minister for embarking on a ...

When Hari Singh requested India’s help after he was outnumbered by militants in Kashmir, why didn’t Indian leaders ask him to approach UN? Why did they swallow the mess of J&K instead? What did ...

A WWII bomb was found in central Berlin yesterday, with the area being evacuated. The evacuation zone included the Indonesian and Uzbek embassies, according to media reports. Do the standard ...

Why would a Head of State want to Delegate any strategic/important Foreign Policy Implementation [Negotiation] to a third party instead of conducting it directly and by himself? And if he doesn't have ...

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