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US relationship with Saudi Arabia

How does the US justify its relationship with Saudi Arabia when half its population are in essence property i.e. slaves (women). Besides the oil, and if that is all how do we in the US reconcile our ...
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Why Does USA Have So Many Religious References?

Why does the Pledge of Allegiance have "...Under God..." in it and why does the dollar bill have so many Christian references when the USA has no official religion?
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What's the chance of the frontrunner on the eve of the Iowa caucus getting nominated?

But only counting caucuses the incumbent president or VP isn't running in cause when was the last time he lost? (the nomination) Does it matter much whether it's the Republican or the Democratic Iowa ...
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International law: Are ships in international waters considered the flag states territory?

Are ships flagged under state (A) considered the territory or under the sovereignty of (A)? Is boarding such a ship by a state (B) which is not the same as (A) when (B) has an illegal blockade in ...
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Would it be an advantage for Greece to solve the financial crisis by leaving the euro?

Would it be an advantage for Greece to solve the financial crisis by leaving the euro? Wouldn't be another way of shaping policy more helpful, like kind of a marshall plan instead of austerity? Next ...
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International Law: Is an act of piracy by a navy an act of war/aggression?

Under international law - is the ship flagged under one state, say Sweden, the territory or under the sovereignty of that state (A)? And thus: does an act of piracy, specifically by the armed ...
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How much is Russia actually a federation?

The official name of Russia is Federation of Russia. Federations are normally a bunch of semi-independant federated states that have their own local laws and tax-collecting habits, but that defer ...
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Are 2016 Republican candidates allowed to attend debates not sponsored by the RNC?

In the 2012 U.S. Presidential campaign, there was a very large number of Republican primary debates. After the election was over, the Republican National Committee concluded that that there were too ...
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Disincentives toward security pacts

I understand that the arms trade is a powerful disincentive toward governments forming security pacts, as is of course the issue of disputed borders, but what other reasons would governments not be ...
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Equal rights for gays without letting them have marriages

What is the mindset of the people who support equal civil rights for homosexuals but disagree with Obergefell v. Hodges because it redefines the word "marriage", which they believe is a sacred thing ...
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Were Anabaptists of Münster at any point cose to (or officially aiming towards) being a communist state?

I have heard several off-hand somewhat-historic quips to the effect that Anabaptists of Münster were quite "communist" in their views. In practice, did anyone who was a mainstream/influential ...
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Does a legal immigrant have a standing to sue federal government over immigration policy that favors illegal immigrants?

Presumably, being a legal immigrant imposes significant material costs on said immigrant. Does that mean that a legal immigrant has standing to challenge various "amnesty" type actions by federal ...
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How does “equal protection under the law” mean same-sex couples have as much of a right to marry as heterosexual couples?

First of all, I regard homosexuals as brethren & sisters. I respect their desire to marry, as I know of no way in which their lifestyle choices (of which being homosexual is not one) will affect ...
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Does a state have a right to criminalize someone's illegal presence within their borders?

Suppose the state of Texas, disappointed by the US federal government's handling of illegal immigration, decides to enact a law that criminalizes one's illegal presence within the state. Meaning if ...
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Why US and its allies often failed to stabilizing countries after war? [on hold]

US succeeded in Korean but not Iraq and Afghan, while the US has the largest military spending in the world. For example, if US spends more on military in stabilizing field and technologies, can it ...
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Are there any countries that can be said to be truly liberal, in the sense of only having a very minimal state?

Are there any countries that that can be said to be truly liberal, in the sense of only having a very minimal state (a so-called night-watchmen state)? If not, which ones come closest? Edit: More ...
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Why does the Russia oppose calls for UN tribunal to prosecute MH17 suspects?

Russia rejects calls for UN tribunal to prosecute MH17 suspects — The Guardian A senior Russian official has rejected calls for the establishment of a UN tribunal to try those responsible for ...
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Is pakistan china economic corridor trustworthy

Is the corridor between China and Pakistan really trustworthy? After developing most of its power, it may be in China's hand, so, can China influence the region? After developing the corridor there ...
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The reason to veto in zakiur rahman lakhvi case

Recently a veto was held in un in favour of release of convicted zakiur rahman lakhvi.Can somebody tell what was the reason given?
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Other country as permanent member of UN Security Council?

Is there any other country which might have the ability or credentials to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council?
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Is it common in democratic world for political parties to own newspapers and TV channels?

In Poland, the biggest opposition party directly owns newspaper, TV channel, and indirectly donate money to few others media. I don't think it is common situation in democratic world, is it? I could ...
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Why are some secessionist movements on the left but others on the right?

In Europe, Scottish, Catalan, and Basque seperatist movements are primarily associated with left-wing politics. Others, like Lega Nord in Italy or the Vlaams Belang campaigning for a petition of ...
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Why is the drive for undocumented migration so strong between France and the United Kingdom?

Since years, undocumented migrants camp in Calais and try to get to the United Kingdom. In recent days, media have reported this has increased. For example, BBC News. I can understand why ...
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How has governance by the Councils of Good Government affected quality of life in the areas where they are active?

The Councils of Good Government (Juntas de Buen Gobierno) are an apparently anarchist structure of government in rural Chiapas, Mexico. I can find very little information about them; the Wikipedia ...
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What is the Republican motivation for supporting the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

I don't understand why Republican moderates like Boehner and Paul Ryan are pushing so hard for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. What is it they are trying to achieve? I have looked for statements by ...
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Is authoritarianism an effective route to good social policy?

In terms of social policy, I'm struck that modern research seems to suggest that the traditional authoritarian (and often perceived as right-wing) approach is almost always wrong. For example: ...
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Why was the federal government so heavily involved in the Boston marathon bombing?

As far as I know, and correct me if I'm wrong, the only crime that guy committed was the terrorism. And, that terrorism didn't cross state lines. Why didn't the feds leave most of the investigating ...
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Why were US states named after Aboriginal American tribes?

Americans wanted to implement manifest destiny and own the land from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Why would they name territories and states after Aboriginal American tribes? For instance, why were ...
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UN policy towards the Education in funded countries?

I came to know that Pakistan presents the history to their students differently than India, leading to a misguidance about the countries rivalry. I don't know whether it's true or not. But **suppose ...
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How much additional defense spending would NATO have if every member met its obligations?

Every member of NATO is required to spend at least 2% of its GDP on defense. Most don't. How much money does that shortfall come to?
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Why hasn't Robert Mugabe ordered the death of all remaining European-descended Zimbabweans?

Robert Mugabe has basically become a pariah dictator in his country of Zimbabwe. There is now distrust, hostility, and complete separation between him and Europe. His actions over the past decade ...
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Does the Republic of China (Taiwan) have any chance at regaining control of mainland China?

People's Republic of China (Communist China) is technically a Marxist-inspired revolutionary state that imposed their single party dictatorship in China. The old government is in exile in Taiwan, and ...
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Who controls the British Armed Forces?

Im trying to research this for a friend. I understand that the government of the United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy, in which the Queen is the head of state and the Prime Minister is the ...
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What are the (good) arguments in favour of ISIS?

Every dispute has two sides and it is been really hard to analyze the questions involving ISIS with the information we get by the media in the west. I am quite sure there some good arguments in favor ...
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How does the President get last-minute bills when Congress passes them just minutes before a deadline?

I understand that the President signs the blue leather-bound enrolled bill, but it doesn't seem possible that the document could traverse the length of Pennsylvania Avenue in just a few minutes in the ...
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Why doesn't Russia join the European Union?

Why doesn't Russia join the EU? If they become one of them, then they would not be enemies anymore, right? They have already joined the G-20. Then, they could also join EU, right?
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why there is no genuine attempts to reform the number of permanent members in UNSC which will include India if taken?

As we are all aware, India, Japan and other countries those who are potentially eligible for permanent members in UNSC being denied to become so in spite of their active participation. Though India ...
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Sex/gender distinction: feminism vs transgender theories.

I have a question about the sex gender distinction, and how trans-advocates interpret it, vs how feminists interpret it. My understanding, is that the classic feminist model of sex and gender is: Sex ...
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Is it possible for Pakistan or India to join NATO?

Is it possible for Pakistan or India to join NATO? What does the constitution of NATO?
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What is the fascist argument for Marxism being a Jewish conspiracy?

How do fascists reason that communism is a Jewish conspiracy? To me general fascist / white nationalist rhetorical strategy seems like a complete refusal of approaching communism on its own terms. ...
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Could a politician be conscripted during the Vietnam war (Australia)?

During the Vietnam War in Australia, there was conscription. I'm just wondering whether under that system of conscription whether a politician, assuming they were otherwise eligible, could be ...
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US Supremacy Clause: does it apply for administrative law?

According to Wikipedia, The Supremacy Clause is the provision in Article Six, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution that establishes the United States Constitution, federal statutes, and ...
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Who had more power in the Weimar Government? The President or the Chancellor?

This is referring to the Weimar government before Hitler rose to power- how much power did the original constitution give to each?
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Is there a fusion of powers in parliamentary regimes?

When discussing separation of powers in my introductory political science course, the lecturer asserted that there isn't a fusion of power between the executive (prime minister + cabinet) and the ...
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Why wasn't there a gunship in the air during the Bergdahl trade? [closed]

I hope I don't come off as crazy here, and I wasn't sure if this is the right forum to ask this, but I have a question regarding the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner exchange. In the video captured by the ...
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Is there a symbol for Democracy or Democratic Republic?

Is there a symbol or flag for Democracy or a Democratic Republic? This would be something general, not for a political party or country (unless the country happened to adopt a general symbol).
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Can a motion to postpone to time certain be tabled?

The main motion is being debated. A motion is offered (and seconded) to postpone the motion to a particular time (time certain). Under Robert's Rules of Order (RONR) in the United States, can the ...
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Is there a post-Castro plan for Cuba?

With both Castro brothers well into their 80s, is there a plan for succession in the Cuban leadership? I am curious if the next leader will be of the '59 revolution generation or not
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U.S. Presidential Campaign Donations: Must Submit Employer and Occupation

If you ever consider contributing to a U.S. presidential candidate's campaign on their website, you'll have to give them your name, address, phone number, and e-mail. I don't entirely understand ...
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In what way that the U.S. have jurisdiction over FIFA?

It is not surprise that the FBI (or CIA) investigates or closely monitors an organization. However, I don't understand when they make an arrest to several of FIFA's members, some of whom are not ...

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