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Can there be an UN resolution to remove a country from the UNSC?

Can there be an UN resolution to remove a country from the UNSC? I am wondering if we can vote a country like France or China out of the UNSC. Is there any rule that forbid such a resolution to be ...
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Special unofficial nationwide vote/poll in 1994 in the United States of America

In 1994 (+/- 1 year) in the United States of America the was some special public vote. The vote itself was related to some agreement made by a smaller group of politicians. I believe it began as ...
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What other countries besides the US have mechanics that snuffle legislative efficiency? [on hold]

The US Congress is often described as being legislatively inefficient. For instance, pigeonholing, gerrymandering, and filibustering are often seen as shortcomings in the representative process, by ...
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Why is the USA against Turkey buying S-400 systems from Russia?

Turkey bought several S-400 anti-aircraft systems from Russia. They will be delivered soon. But the USA threatens sanctions and economic attacks.
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Can left and right be reduced to who takes care of whom? [duplicate]

In my country (Belgium) there are quite some discussions between left- and right-wing political parties, but do those terms mean? I've developed my own definition, and I'd like to verify it here on ...
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Political Choice in political science [on hold]

I desire to understand about political choice. It seems a lot about economics and I am seeking to gain more information about this subject.
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What do Tory leadership candidates hope to gain by saying they will renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement?

Assuming that it is accepted that there is very little to no chance of being able to re-open negotiations on the Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and UK, what do Tory leadership candidates hope to ...
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Has there been any indication at all that further negotiation between the UK and EU is possible?

All but one of the current candidates for the Tory leadership (and this role of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom) are proposing to renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and EU to ...
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Does Japan intentionally devalue its exports to the US in exchange for US military protection?

I came across this unsourced answer which claims that the Japanese government buys US treasury bonds at a loss to make exports to the US cheap for US consumers in exchange for military protection by ...
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Regarding the status of dependent Indian migrants in the US

I am reading an article on the draft migration Bill that was introduced in the Indian parliament this year. In the article the authors mention about the status of dependent Indian migrants as ...
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Difference between a conventional party in a WLD and a Bahraini *society*

A political party in Bahrain is called a society. What are the fundemental differences with political parties in Western Liberal Democracies, in the sense that the word society is used?
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How many asylum seekers does the UK admit each year?

How many asylum seekers does the UK admit each year? How and where are they housed and how do they support themselves? How many are refused asylum but are not deported?
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What's currently blocking the construction of the wall between Mexico and the US?

On February 15, 2019, Donald Trump declared a National Emergency Concerning the Southern Border of the United States. However as far as I can tell, construction of the actual wall has yet to begin ...
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Constitutionality of U.S. Democratic Presidential Candidate's Supreme Court Suggestion

Pete Buttigieg is running as a candidate for the U.S. Democratic Presidential Primary to become the Democratic Presidential Nominee. He recently(-ish) said he was looking into/supportive of a plan ...
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India and China's trade future with Iran

Please give specific answers rather than trivial ones. As Donald Trump has warned to impose sanctions on all countries trading petroleum resources with Iran, what is the present trade scenario of ...
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Would Joshua Wong's participation in current protests violate conditions of his release?

The NPR News article and podcast Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong Is Freed, Says He Will Join Mass Protests mentions that the noted Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong was released from prison while daily ...
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What are the current battlegrounds for people’s “rights” in the UK? [on hold]

What are the current progressive battlegrounds for “rights” in the UK? The reason I ask is that all of the areas I can think of could be said to already be relatively “progressive.” The Abortion Act ...
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Can OFFICIAL cyber operations be considered as an act of agression?

Recently, NY times published an article, describing US cyber-operations against Russia: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/15/us/politics/trump-cyber-russia-grid.html Is this a violation of ...
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Why is “Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation” necessary?

In the US constitutional amendments, it is frequently stated that Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. Why are these clauses necessary? Are there, for ...
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Why don't countries like Japan just print more money?

Modern Monetary Theory says that a sovereign countries will never go bankrupt. It can just print more money. Of course, printing more money would lead to inflation. But some countries have the ...
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Is the U.S. requiring Japan to share their semiconductor patents with the U.S. a case of trade bullying?

The South China Morning Post said: This was followed by a second five-year semiconductor deal in 1991, in which Japan agreed to double the US market share in Japan to 20 per cent. In yet ...
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What have countries with similar court systems to the US done to make the Supreme Court less political?

The US Supreme Court is quite politicized. Towards the end of Barack Obama’s term, the Republican Senate stopped any consideration of Merrick Garland; Gorsuch was confirmed with only three Democrats' ...
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Nations with high or low correlates of Socialism [on hold]

I am wondering which nations currently have high, medium or low levels of practices, cultural atmosphere, etc. that I recently came to understand (thanks to help from both sides) are the unwritten ...
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Are intrusions within a foreign embassy considered an act of war?

Are intrusions within a foreign embassy considered an act of war? Let's say that the U.S. breaks into the Chinese embassy in New York and decides to arrest a criminal whom the Chinese government had ...
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In the US, can a former president run again?

In the US, can a former president run for president again, at a later time? Does it matter, whether his first presidency was one or two terms? Note: This is inspired from the TV Series "Designated ...
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If Congress discards a state's electoral votes, does it change the number needed for a majority?

According to the 12th Amendment, a majority of "whole number of Electors appointed" is needed to elect a US President or Vice President, or else it's thrown into a contingent election by the House (...
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Are there political reasons why the Chinese government doesn't or is not allowed to buy U.S. stocks?

Are there political reasons why the Chinese government doesn't or is not allowed to buy U.S. stocks? I am asking, because I am wondering why the Chinese government always buy U.S. securities when it ...
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What has Donald Trump accomplished as a president (objectively)?

I define an accomplishment as a well-defined stated goal that has been successfully met. The goal may have been stated by Trump directly, at some point in his political career, or it may be a goal ...
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Has there been a potential candidate for a political office in the US where they were paid to terminate their campaign before the election?

Has there been an instance where a potential American candidate was paid to not run for office (e.g., by an incumbent or special interest group)? There are reasons why people don't want someone to run ...
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What countries in the world have legalized both abortion and cannabis?

As far as I am aware, Uruguay is the only country in the Americas that has legalized both abortion and cannabis: Abortion was legalized in 2012, followed by same-sex marriage and cannabis in the ...
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Is the mandala political system feasible in modern times? [on hold]

Kingdoms and empires in Southeast Asia (like the Majapahit Empire) functioned differently from Chinese/European conceptions of the "state", where the polity was defined by fixed territorial boundaries....
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Why are British voters more likely to back the main parties in general elections than in European Parliament elections?

Recently, in the United Kingdom European Union Parliamentary elections, the Brexit Party won the most seats, with 30.5% of the vote. There are claims from Nigel Farage and others that the Brexit Party ...
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How much bargaining power do countries like Greece have on their debt settlement with rich EU countries?

How much bargaining power do countries like Greece have on their debt settlement with rich EU countries? What are the things they could bargain for in their own interests and what are the things they ...
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What was the Manchin-Toomey Amendment amending?

Wikipedia says this about the Manchin-Toomey Amendment: The Manchin-Toomey Amendment was a bi-partisan piece of legislation that would require background checks on most private party firearm sales, ...
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Has the PM of Pakistan, Imran Khan, provided any reason for attempting to interact with the PM of India, Narendra Modi?

Why is Imran Khan trying to persuade India to have dialogues with Pakistan very recently? Has he or his administration provided any reasons for that? For example, they are trying to offer to reopen ...
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What's the deadline for Democratic party primaries candidates for meeting the new debate criteria?

It seems the DNC has tightened the criteria for people to appear in the September debates. But - how long do the candidates have to meet the criteria? Do they need to meet it now already?
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How did the European Union reach the figure of 3% as a maximum allowed deficit?

According to Wikipedia's article about Stability and Growth Pact: The fiscal discipline is ensured by the SGP by requiring each Member State, to implement a fiscal policy aiming for the country ...
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Do legislators hold the right of legislative initiative?

The OED definition of legislator is: A person who makes laws; a member of a legislative body. A semi-colon is not read as an “or” but as an “and.” Does this mean a legislator must have the right ...
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Buying an interview with the president [closed]

How much does a random person need to pay a country's leader (let's call it a campaign contribution, but please explain if there's a cheaper way) to get a one-hour live-televised one-on-one interview? ...
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Do the policies that Ben Shapiro supports align with those of the Alt-Right? [closed]

The Economist released a headline labeling him as alt-right before retracting the statement due to heavy criticism from Shapiro himself and other conservatives 1 . He has rejected this label and said ...
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What exactly are the Chief Justice's powers and roles in “presiding” over a presidential impeachment proceeding?

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court presides over the Senate during an impeachment trial of the President of the United States. My question is... what exactly does that mean? Does he just have to ...
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How was Northern Ireland governed prior to the Belfast Agreement?

The Belfast Agreement sets out the system of governance for Northern Ireland. But this agreement was only signed in 1998 and came into force in December 1999. How was Northern Ireland governed ...
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Is there a term for someone whose preferred policies are a mix of left and right?

I, um, know a guy, 'Bob'. Bob is in favor of social safety nets and LGBTQ rights (leftist). Bob is also very pro-capitalism and in favor of gun rights (rightist). We have terms in the political ...
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Real-time online voting

I’m aware that online voting has been adopted in a (limited) number of jurisdictions across the world. As far as I’m aware, all these systems work in a very similar way to a paper ballot, you cast ...
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Why is gun control associated with the socially liberal Democratic party?

In America, during the past few years (when I started to actually follow politics), gun control has been something that Republican politicians are almost all very strongly against, while it is ...
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The idea of local government in the Global South countries can best be performing? [closed]

The local government in the 'South' are you of any opinions? Please...
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Roughly what proportion of people think that abortion should be allowed, even if fetuses are persons?

There are two main ways of justifying support of abortion in relation to the potential personhood of a fetus/embryo. Between conception and birth(or some time before), fetuses/embryos are not ...
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Is there a radar system monitoring the UK sea borders?

In a private watercraft I have undertaken multi-leg sea journeys to and from the UK via other countries (France, Ireland) without going through any kind of border control. Are movements of this kind ...
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Does the UK delegate some immigration control to the Republic of Ireland?

Identification is not legally necessary for domestic journeys within the United Kingdom. Take the following three-legged journey: Fly from a non-EU country to Dublin Ride a coach to Belfast Sail a ...
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Is the EU 'punishing' the UK for Brexit? How so? [closed]

This question states the EU has been making Brexit harder for the UK. One of the answers stated the reasons were to dissuade other members from deciding to leave as well. What I wonder is, is that ...

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