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Is there any other country than Ukraine that required women to register for military conscription after WW2?

Under the looming threat from Russia, new legislation was enacted on 21 December 2021 requiring women to register for military service, if they are deemed medically fit for military service, are ...
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Do any countries formally recognize the "Isaaq genocide" as a genocide?

I'm curious what level of international recognition does the Isaaq genocide have. (Those were events during the Somaliland War of Independence.) Wikipedia doesn't say whether it's explicitly ...
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Why do Singapore leaders earn so much more compared to others?

German Bundestag members earn the equivalent of $186,859 annually, while members of Italy’s Camera dei deputati take home $184,095 per year. When it comes to world leaders, Singapore still comes out ...
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Is there any country that fully uses paperless ballot?

Without a paper audit trail, it can be difficult to detect errors or breaches in the voting machine’s software or hardware, possibly allowing an incursion into American voting systems to go unnoticed. ...
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Did any African country accuse China of debt-trap diplomacy?

China has been accused of debt trap diplomacy through its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Starting with the Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka, commentator William He examines the rhetoric surrounding the ...
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Why does Southeast Asia have a resistance towards allowing same-sex marriages?

BANGKOK (AP) — Lawmakers in Thailand’s lower house of Parliament overwhelmingly approved a marriage equality bill on Wednesday that would make the country the first in Southeast Asia to legalize equal ...
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Why does China stress the importance of people-to-people exchanges between China and the U.S.?

The agreement reached between the top leaders of China and the US during their meeting in San Francisco on promoting people-to-people exchanges is of great significance. There were corresponding ...
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Does the EU have similar deals with other countries to prevent migrants from illegally immigrating to Europe?

The European Union on Sunday announced a €7.4 billion aid package for cash-strapped Egypt amid concerns that economic pressure and conflicts and chaos in neighbouring countries could drive more ...
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Is there any Western country that didn't ban the patenting of human genes?

When Finance Minister Paul Martin announced $160 million in funding for genome research in Canada in his Feb. 28, 2000, budget, the timing could not have been better. The first human chromosome had ...
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Why are so few countries willing to recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states?

However, the role nationalism might have played in the Russia–Georgia War of August 2008 has been largely ignored. One of the most influential authors on the conflict, Ronald Asmus, did argue that ‘‘...
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Is there any country other than the United States that recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights?

In 2019, the United States became the first country to recognizes Israeli rather than Syrian sovereignty over the Golan Heights.119 It may be argued that this move by the Trump Administration also ...
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Is there any treaty that prevents the militarization of the moon?

Plans for installing a joint nuclear power plant on the moon’s surface within the next decade are being considered by Russian and Chinese officials, the head of Russia’s space agency said Tuesday, a ...
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Does the WTO have any provision on what other countries can do against forced labor?

The European Union reached a provisional agreement on Tuesday to ban goods made using forced labour, advancing legislation that was broadly written with China in mind. The ban, which still needs to be ...
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Did any other country aside the Netherlands allow children access to some sort of physician-assisted death?

In 2000, the Netherlands became the first country to allow children access to physician-assisted death. In that country, there is an age-based regime based on the presumption of evolving capacity. ...
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Are any countries other than France considering making abortion a constitutional right?

According to Today Online: PARIS — France is set to enshrine the right to abortion in its constitution Monday (Mar 4) at a rare parliamentary congress at the Palace of Versailles after the bill ...
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Why do people in Central Asia view Russia in a positive light?

Available polling indicates that public opinion on the war is divided in Central Asia; many in the region continue to perceive Russia favorably. In one poll conducted in May and June 2022, 86% of ...
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Did the Lula administration court other countries other than China for technology transfer for its industrial policies?

Yet the Lula administration’s frequent talk of new industrial policies—in partnership with China or not—has some economists nervous. Such policies are highly difficult to calibrate successfully, ...
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To what extent are Russia and China cooperating instead of competing in Central Asia to increase their influence in the region?

Thanks to an influx of investment and a sharp surge in transit volumes, additional funds have begun to flow into the budgets of the Central Asian countries. This has led not only to economic growth, ...
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What qualities or factors contribute to Qatar being considered a suitable mediator between Venezuela and the United States?

Spanish newspaper El Pais had a scoop last week: at the beginning of June, Juan Gonzalez and Jorge Rodriguez — President Joe Biden’s adviser on Latin American affairs and Venezuelan President Nicolas ...
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What useful information can court judgments provide to intelligence agencies?

China’s court system appears to be dramatically pivoting away from a decade-long effort at judicial transparency. A leaked document from China’s top court – dated November 2022 - reveals that ...
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What's the reasoning behind China's Go Out policy, did they publish a white paper or made any public statement explaining the reasoning behind it?

Most nations favour attracting inward foreign investment, and support outward foreign investment only passively.[citation needed] The People's Republic of China, however, attaches importance to both ...
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Which countries have jurisdiction to investigate the explosion of the Nord Stream pipelines?

Swedish officials said Wednesday that they have decided to close their investigation into the September 2022 explosions on the underwater Nord Stream gas pipelines which were built to carry Russian ...
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Did India face criticism from U.S. officials for its mercantilist policies?

Did India face criticism from U.S. officials for its mercantilist policies? https://itif.org/publications/2019/11/18/2019-global-mercantilist-index-ranking-nations-distortive-trade-policies/ Looking ...
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Was UNRWA subject to examination or investigation regarding the adequacy of its audits before the terrorist attacks?

Two U.N. investigations into Israel’s allegations against the agency are underway, but the European Commission -– the third biggest donor to UNRWA after the United States and Germany -– has demanded a ...
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Did any developing country criticize China's industrial policies, which include dumping?

Numerous other developed countries have pushed back against China’s trade and investment practices. Australia has been the second-largest recipient of investment from China since 2007, after the ...
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Is there any other country that used grey-zone warfare in the 21st century?

China's Taiwan Affairs Office said the government had goodwill toward Taiwan's people but will never tolerate Taiwan's disregard for the safety of Chinese fishermen. "The mainland reserves the ...
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How can Australia be a member of the Antarctic Treaty while still making a territorial claim in the region?

The Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959 by 12 nations and came into effect in the mid-1960s. The central ideas with full acceptance were the freedom of scientific research in Antarctica and the ...
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Did indigenous permanent members within the Arctic Council ever complain about a lack of authority or influence?

Permanent Participants may address the meetings. They may raise points of order that require an immediate decision by the chairman. Agendas of Ministerial Meetings need to be consulted beforehand with ...
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Aside the United States, did any other country challenge Canada's claim of sovereignty in the Arctic?

Canada has had historic difficulty supporting its Arctic claims of sovereignty due to the sparsity of population, remoteness, and difficulty in effectively demonstrating administrative capacity. Most ...
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What does China have to gain from joining the Arctic Council as an observer state?

In 2011, the Council clarified its criteria for admission of observers, most notably including a requirement of applicants to "recognize Arctic States' sovereignty, sovereign rights and ...
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Was there any talk of adding a dispute settlement mechanism to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership?

Yen Huai-shing, deputy director at the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, wrote on Taipei Times that the RCEP is "not to have a strong impact" on Taiwan. She said that most ...
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Did any Western country condemn Japan for pursuing energy deals with Russia?

Although Japan has reduced its Russian energy imports since Moscow's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, it has kept stakes in several fossil fuel projects in the country for its energy security. &...
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What are the costs and benefits associated to having a permanent mission in UNESCO for North Korea?

North Korea has “unilaterally” closed its embassy in Angola, according to the southern African nation, in what appears to be part of a wider series of DPRK embassy closures around the world. The ...
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Does the government of Canada have any say on how its provinces perform their paradiplomacy?

The ministry operates the Quebec Government Offices, de facto embassies which serve as communication depots between the Government of Quebec and governments outside of Canada. None of the offices in ...
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Is there any other Middle Eastern country besides Iran that has been critical of the U.S. strikes in Yemen?

Tehran, Iran — Iran on Sunday denounced the latest U.S. and U.K. strikes on targets in Yemen saying they "contradict" their declared intention of avoiding a wider Middle East conflict. These ...
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Did China ever condemn a country for setting up a de facto embassy in Taiwan?

When the United States recognized the People's Republic of China as the sole legitimate entity of "China" in 1979, it established a non-governmental body known as the American Institute in ...
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Did any country criticize Saudi Arabia for resuming talks with the U.S. about a defense pact?

Saudi Arabia has resumed talks with the US about forging closer defense ties after a pause following the start of the Israel-Hamas war in early October, according to people familiar with the ...
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Were the UNRWA cuts accompanied with some other form of financial commitment to other aid organizations or other policies to help Gazans?

As aid organizations, we are deeply concerned and outraged that some of the largest donors have united to suspend funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the main aid provider ...
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Was there any effort within the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership to add a provision for protecting smallholder farmers?

The deal, which will progressively lower tariffs across many areas, could become the world's biggest trade agreement, with the 15 nations making up nearly a third of the global population and about 30%...
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What are the consequences of refusing to arrest a person with an arrest warrant from the ICC if the country is a signatory of the Rome Statute? [duplicate]

Relations between Armenia and Russia continued to deteriorate throughout Russia's invasion of Ukraine. In February 2023, Armenia refused to return to Moscow for negotiations while the Lachin corridor ...
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Is there a reason why so many Latin America countries enforce compulsory voting?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compulsory_voting Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compulsory_voting#/media/File:Compulsory_voting.svg It seems like most Latin America country enforce compulsory ...
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Did any country ever implement a minimum salary for public school teachers?

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called for a minimum salary of $60,000 for public school teachers, capitalizing on the push by President Biden in his State of the Union speech to give public school ...
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What countries have imposed an investment monitoring system against China besides the United States?

From a 2023-08-20 Forbes article titled ‘Will Europe Restrict Chinese Investment Into The EU?’: Pressure for such a policy has come from the Dutch, the Germans (Greens) and some smaller states. To ...
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Are there other countries aside the U.S. that advanced protection beyond the standards mandated by TRIPS?

TRIPS-plus conditions mandating standards beyond TRIPS have also been the subject of scrutiny.[37] These FTA agreements contain conditions that limit the ability of governments to introduce ...
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Can other countries aside the U.S. make unilateral moves within the WTO?

The US move towards unilateralism accelerated in 2016, when the supposedly multilateralist administration of Barack Obama ousted a Korean Appellate Body member because it did not agree with the latter’...
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Did any Western country ban Japanese seafood as a result of the release of nuclear wastewater?

Russia on Monday followed its ally China in suspending all Japanese seafood imports over Tokyo's release of wastewater from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. Japan has been sharply critical of ...
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Is there any country that stopped releasing data on youth joblessness in the past aside from China?

China has suspended the release of data on youth joblessness, which hit a record high in June, citing a need to examine its method for calculating the key economic indicator. The country’s National ...
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Did any country say that they view the British involvement in the attacks against the Houthis as supporting Israel in the Gazan conflict?

The Labour MP Zarah Sultana said: “Military intervention starting out as limited can quickly escalate, risking a sequence of events far larger and more terrible, and risk even dragging us into war.” ...
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Is there a court that does not enjoy a full separation of powers aside the ICJ? [closed]

The International Court does not enjoy a full separation of powers, with permanent members of the Security Council being able to veto enforcement of cases, even those to which they consented to be ...
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Is there a free-trade organization that accepts non-sovereign states like Scotland?

In late 2016, the Scottish First Minister said that her priority was to keep the whole of the UK in the European single market but that taking Scotland alone into the EEA was an option being "...
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