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Questions tagged [international]

International mostly means something involving more than a single country.

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Credible evidence for Iran arming or funding the Houthi rebels in Yemen?

Iran is sending advanced weapons and military advisers to Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement, stepping up support for its Shi’ite ally in a civil war whose outcome could sway the balance of power in the ...
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Interested in democracy? [closed]

Where does one start in pursuing a career in politics? What would be a good entry level job in politics? Can one run for office with no money? I originally had this open to all countries but was ask ...
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How might the USA gain land today?

What prevents the USA from gaining land from other countries? Can land be bought from another country for colonization under US protection?
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Does Turkey have an extradition treaty with Saudi Arabia?

Jamal Khashoggi's murder happened in the Saudi Arabia embassy in Turkey. President Erdogan wants the 15 men suspects to be tried in Turkey. Is that possible?
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What reasons do Brexiteers have for wanting to be part of TPP?

Many Brexiteers don't want to be part of an economic bloc run from Brussels. Instead, some want to be part of TPP, an economic bloc run from New Zealand. What reasons have those Brexiteers given for ...
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Any backlash against Ukrainians working in Poland? What's the Polish public opinion on Ukrainian guest workers?

According to Eurostat, in 2016 the vast majority of new work permits for non-EU citizens were issued by Poland for Ukrainians, nearly half a million such permits. Bloomberg has a background article ...
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Are there statistics on the origin and length of stay of non-EU foreign workers in the EU?

According to Wikipedia In 2016, around 7.14% (15.885.300 people) of total EU employment were not citizens, 3.61% (8.143.800) were from another EU Member State, 3.53% (7.741.500) were from a non-EU ...
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Why do countries almost always oppose IMF's proposed reforms?

Dhaka to oppose reforms to IMF debt limits policy Mugabe dumps IMF reforms, vows to keep price control Greece opposed to IMF demands on labor reforms Between a rock and a hard place: Tunisia and the ...
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Which OECD rule(s) do citizenship-based taxations contradict?

I read on 20minutes.fr (mirror) that some French politicians are trying to pass a law exempting dual US+French citizens living in France from US taxes: « Le problème principal, c’est que la ...
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By whom and how was Eritrea sanctioned for having a citizenship-based taxation?

I read on 20minutes.fr (mirror) that some French politicians are trying to pass a law exempting dual US+French citizens living in France from US taxes: « Le problème principal, c’est que la ...
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Why would some jurisdictions allow international visitors to apply for tax refunds?

I was browsing the Wikitravel article on Las Vegas and read this: Like most U.S. states, Nevada has not implemented a tax refund mechanism for international travelers. This got me wondering, and I ...
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How much aluminum and steel (in USD) does the US import from the EU?

The EU tariffs that are a response to US tariffs on aluminum and steel come into effect today, they are said to be worth 3.2 billion dollars source How much steel and aluminum does the US import ...
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Is there continued movement towards unification of electric power wall socket/plug standards?

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. ...
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Making learning from success and failures in other countries a goal for politics?

With more than 70 years of post-war experience in a wide variety of modern democracies, a lot of things have been tried out in a lot of countries in nearly every domain of public interest, like public ...
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Does any country apply corporate tax based on where money is earned, rather than where the corporation is based?

To reduce corporate tax avoidance, Gabriel Zucman has proposed to tax corporate earnings where they are earned, rather than where the corporation is based: Say Google’s parent company Alphabet ...
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Why is US government taking any steps to punish the Russian officials involved in the death of Sergei Magnitsky?

I came across the Magnitsky act, according to which: The Magnitsky Act, formally known as the Russia and Moldova Jackson–Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012, is ...
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Whose permission is required to operate commercial operations in international waters? [duplicate]

So do I have to take any permission from any international body if I start any commercial operation in the International waters such as drilling for oil or basically I have to just start an ...
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How is the dispute of EEZ of nations resolved?

An exclusive economic area/zone covers an area which is around 200 kilometers from country's shoreline but how is the EEZ of a nation resolved when EEZ of two nations are overlapping? For example, if ...
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How does a nation declare a no-fly zone?

Let's assume that China declares a no-fly zone over some foreign territory. So no other nation would be allowed to flow over the territory, because implementation of no-fly zone can only be enforced ...
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How far into space does sovereign territory extend?

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 ...
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Do sanctions have any expiry dates?

For example if US places sanctions on Russia or any other nation then does it has any kind of expiry date after which the sanctions will collapse ? Is there any government organization which reviews ...
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Will a “debt trap” be an effective measure to increase the geopolitical influence of a nation?

According to this article published in Economic Times, China is trying to deploy "debt trap" as a measure to increase its geopolitical influence over nations surrounding India using the Belt and Road ...
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Why do nations & international bodies not intervene using military force to stop genocides in nations where they don't have a geopolitical interest?

I can find several examples where no nation or international body made an intervention to stop ethnic cleansing or genocide , because of lack of geopolitical and resource based interest , such as - ...
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Can a nation just deny refugees to enter into their nation? [duplicate]

Is there any international mandate by UN which forces nations to accept refugees (For e.g. EU fines countries for not accepting refugees) and if not , can nations simply deny all refugees entering?
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What will happen if U.S. stops funding U.N.? [closed]

Donald Trump - "When all of our taxpayers are paying roughly 22 percent of the budget, I think they do expect to see a more efficient and an organization that's more objective and more in keeping ...
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Why do developing nations keep far more bigger forex reserves than developed nations?

I came across this list of countries with their forex reserves and what's interesting is that the developing nations (also some of fastest growing economies) like India, China, Brazil, Thailand are ...
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Why China didn't annex Sikkim to incorporate it as a Chinese state?

It seems really odd that China annexed Tibet but left Sikkim. Sikkim is present on the Chinese borders and was an independent nation until 1975 when it joined India as one of its states. What might ...
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How large would be the impact of economic sanctions made by China and India on other nations?

Economic sanctions are primarily made to stop a certain nation's economic activity in face of an adverse action caused by a nation. And nations primarily using this process are western nations with ...
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Resolving military conflicts between NATO member states

The question of a military conflict between NATO member states would have been an entirely hypothetical question a decade ago , but looking at certain NATO member states (e.g. Turkey) increasing ...
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On what grounds can NATO remove a member state from the organisation?

Is there any mechanism through which all the NATO member states can unanimously agree to remove a member state and if yes , then what are the criterias through which a member state could be removed ?
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By what mechanisms can International border disputes be resolved?

For example China claims a large chunk of Indian Himalayan state as part of "southern Tibet," which is known as Arunachal Pradesh in India, which administers it, but China claims to not recognize ...
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How can U.N. or other international bodies stop a naval/land based blockade which might cause humanitarian crisis?

If you look at map of Yemen then you can easily find out that it's surrounded by Oman and Saudi Arabia. As Saudi Arabia led coalition is causing a naval and land based blockade to Yemen - which has to ...
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Does the US give full, unfettered access to the NCIC database to anyone other than Canada?

I know that the US shares full, real time access to the US NCIC database with Canada, but does it give this type of access to any other countries? Many people seem to think that any immigration ...
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Have tariffs/protectionism ever worked?

Has there been a case where an increase in import taxes was linked to an improved economic status in a country? Ie - resulted in net jobs saved, increased GDP etc. It doesn't need to necessarily be ...
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Can a living being claim themselves as a sovereign nation? [duplicate]

This question is inspired by this question on Worldbuilding.SE. Please take it with the imaginative grain of salt that is WB.SE. To summarize, the question introduces landmass sized sentient nonhuman ...
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Why isn't smoking banned? [duplicate]

Here are my main obvious reasons why I think smoking should obviously be banned: Various studies have shown that even second-hand smoking is extremely dangerous. That's why it already banned in many ...
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Political parties active in multiple countries

The political party Sinn Féin is active in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Of course, the desire of Sinn Féin is for a United Ireland, in which Northern Ireland becomes part of the ...
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International opinion on the fall of the USSR

I am familiar with the American narrative that president Reagan (or perhaps the Hoff) was personally responsible for the collapse of the USSR. However, I am less familiar with international opinions ...
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How do the parties choose the location for international treaty?

How do the parties choose the exact place for carrying out the specific treaty, protocol, or agreement signing act? Can the place of treaty be considered a sign of something? What is the point of ...
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What was the political motive behind United States Osama Bin Laden's killing? Why not capture him?

On May 2, 2011, Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by US Special Forces during an early morning (approximately mid-afternoon on May 1 in the United States) raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The ...
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How is judicial independence ensured for International Tribunals?

According to this article, Mladic's conviction by International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague found widespread international support. However, this opinion is not ...
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Is the G20 replacing the G8?

So after the G20 meeting in Argentina for the Argentine president to take the presidency of the G20 for one or two years if I recall correctly, in the news a journalist said some years ago the G8 ...
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What's the purpose of the International Criminal Court?

In general, law is a system used by national entities (I'll go with that term in place of a more loaded one like "countries" or "states") to keep their people in check and maintain prosperity for the ...
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Why are there so many woman leaders in South Asian countries while there are none in the US?

South Asia includes countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives, etc. As we all know, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh are countries of fundamental religion and male ...
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Self determination and the need for state recognition

The classical definition of a nation state requires territory, population, a formal body that can impose taxes and government policy, and recognition by (some number) of sovereign states. How does the ...
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Is there a global agreement for plastic pollution reduction?

According to this article ocean plastic pollution is rising quite fast and the estimated mass will reach total fish biomass, if current trend sustains. Also, plastic pollution seems to be more subtle, ...
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Why don't FIFA and the Olympics committee assign host cities based on an open auction, rather than taking backdoor bribes?

Both FIFA and the Olympics Committee have been involved in numerous proved and alleged cases of bribery, where candidate countries funnelled money to the organizers in order to increase their chance ...
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Why is George Soros demonized in so many countries?

During the recent years I have heard now and then about George Soros being demonized in several public speeches of some politicians from various countries. This article catches some of these ...
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Which countries are at a prolonged war? [closed]

So I've just discovered Russia and Japan are still at war as they never signed the WW2 treaty. They are apparently hoping to get all 4 of the islands seized during the war back, but only 2 of them ...
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International Court of Justice and its jurisdiction

Can someone please explain the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (ICJ). It appears that a particular country takes its orders on some issues and the same country says that ICJ has no ...