Questions tagged [international-relations]

Questions relating to the relationships, agreements or interactions between countries. May also be used for questions relating to international organisations like the United Nations.

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Why did the US recognize PRC when it was concerned about the spread of Communism?

Here is mentioned that: In the Joint Communiqué on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations, dated 1 January 1979, the United States transferred diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing. The US ...
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The motive behind the signing of Munich Agreement [migrated]

In 1938/1939, two pacts/agreements shocked the world and disappointed many European countries: the Munich Agreement with Western democracies that's to say, England and France in 1938 and ...
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Why has Pakistan never faced the wrath of the USA similar to other countries in the region, especially Iran?

As far as I understand, the USA's Middle East policy more or less revolves around Israel and its security. The countries which had antagonistic policies toward Israel were either taken out by Israel ...
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Can a country be only de jure sovereign ? (Such as Andorra)

The Principality of Andorra is de jure “a parliamentary co-principality with the president of France and the Catholic bishop of Urgell (Catalonia, Spain) as co-princes.” (From Wikipedia) A visiting ...
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What is the significance of Sec. Pompeo's labeling of China's treatment of the Uighurs as “genocide”?

A couple of recent headlines: Pompeo labels China's treatment of Uighurs 'genocide' - The Hill US accuses China of 'genocide' of Uyghurs in Xinjiang - CNN It seems reasonable to expect that this ...
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Is there any example of multiple countries negotiating as a bloc for buying COVID-19 vaccines, except for EU?

The European Union started negotiations with vaccine producers back in July 2020 and that means that more than 25 countries acted as one for buying the vaccine. This clearly helps the countries with a ...
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Why does the EU-UK trade deal have the 7-bit ASCII table as an appendix?

I just noticed this on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thejsa_/status/1343291595899207681 Fun fact: the EU-UK post Brexit trade deal text includes a copy of the 7-bit ASCII table on page 977, just in ...
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Is the Vimy Ridge Memorial Canadian territory?

The Canadian National Vimy Memorial is a war memorial site in France dedicated to the memory of Canadian Expeditionary Force members killed during the First World War. Suppose I want to open a gift ...
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Why did Imran Khan avoid the most obvious answer? [closed]

Watch the following video from 16:16 : Pakistan's PM: Our economic future is now linked to China The anchor asks the following question: Don't you see that Pakistan itself should understand that ...
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What are the intrinsic consequences of not officially recognising China?

If a country (say Australia) were to officially recognise Taiwan, then it’d have to forgo officially recognising China, because of the One China Policy. What intrinsic consequences would there be for ...
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Are there any contemporary (1990+) examples of appeasement in the diplomatic politics or is this a thing of the past?

I stumbled across the appeasement concept (a diplomatic policy of making political or material concessions to an aggressive power in order to avoid conflict) and noticed that all examples are from a ...
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Has Joe Biden made any promises to revert Trump's US pullouts out of global alliances?

According to this article, Donald Trump has managed to pull out US from a series of international organizations such as Trans-Pacific Partnership, Paris Climate Agreement, UNESCO, Iran nuclear deal, ...
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When the dictators execute the coup and become the head of the country do they pay the international debts of country?

There are so many coups happened in the history, and many of them in 20th century only, and after every coup a single man becomes the main head of the country, often called as dictator. My question is ...
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Why is Donald Trump positively rated in Africa?

From a report, I gained knowledge that Donald Trump is mostly liked in the African Continent in opposition to other regions like the European Continent! I know under Trump that there is a foreign ...
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Future of International Relations [closed]

What will be the difference in our international relations with Europe and Asia if Trump or Biden gets elected? Trump always claims that he is better for the economy, but globally, who would be better ...
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What are China's Interests in the Arctic?

I am aware that the Arctic is full of natural resources and the USA (Alaska), Russia, Canada, Denmark, and Norway have each of their EEZ according to the United Convention on the Law of the Sea. I am ...
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How to find information about national export distribution discounting input imports?

I'm interested in the export distribution of the state I live in (specifically, it's Israel, but that's not the main point). Now, there's definitely information about world states' distribution of ...
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Grey Wolves and NATO

''In the late 1970s, former military prosecutor and Turkish Supreme Court Justice Emin Değer documented collaboration between the Grey Wolves, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and Counter-...
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Why is the agreement of the native country needed when sending back their citizen?

Following a recent murder of a teacher in France, the French government decided to send about 230 people back to their country (they were under surveillance by the French authorities for links to ...
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How much is the USA dependent on British and French support in international relations?

I know the relationship is mutually beneficial. But, I am trying to understand the depth of relations between the UK-France with the USA. Can the USA function as smoothly as it is functioning in the ...
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Why did China actively help Tymoshenko with her disease of COVID-19?

According to the report of CGTN, Tymoshenko's well again from COVID-19, mainly because some tranditional Chinese medicine(TCM). Chinese embassy gave it to her and most likely it's proactive. After ...
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Were there any thaws in the post 2000 US-Russian relationship?

Background I have recently become interested in the triangle US-Russia-China. For the Chinese-American relationship there are many analyses that provide ostensible patterns of freeze and thaw, such as ...
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What and how is the relationship between the United States of America plus the European Union on the African Union? [closed]

I've seen a photo of Ivanka Trump and H.E.AMB.Kwesi Quartey and I wanted to ask what the Relationship between the US and the African Union is as well as the European Union, as cooperation between both ...
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Are any nations in discussions with China to prevent any further dangerous viruses from becoming pandemic? [closed]

Has the US (or any western government) made any representations to China concerning responsibility regarding Covid-19? And is anyone in discussions with China, or any other country, as to how to ...
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Can the US President revoke Nixon's normalization of Chinese relations?

I think that it's pretty clear at this point that, despite having diplomatic relations and trade with America for the last 50 years, Communist China is still a repressive dictatorship; if the plan was ...
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Has there ever arisen a nation-state without violence/war/extreme subordination? [duplicate]

Has there ever arisen a nation-state (building/birth/creation of a new nation state) without violence/war/extreme subordination? But rather peacefully, organically, with all parties and neighbours ...
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What does the EU want from China, more precisely, as Charles Michel sees it?

Reuters has these quotes from a Sep 14 article: “Europe needs to be a player, not a playing field,” European Council President Charles Michel told reporters following a video summit with Xi. “We want ...
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Is the number of protestors proportional to public solidarity?

In other words is the amount of protesting people proportional to the amount of dissatisfied people in general? Let's say there are 1000 protesters, does it mean that there must let's say 100,000 ...
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In what way did Trump claim to have saved bin Salman from Congress?

President Trump recently said that he saved Mohamed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, from Congress after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi (a Saudi author, dissident, and reporter) by Saudi ...
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Why are the territories gained by Israel in 1967 not internationally recognized?

It seems that, prior to WWII, lands conquered in war were considered legitimately part of the winning state. After WWII, the international doctrine changed that territories acquired in an aggressive ...
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What's the problem with the Internal Market Bill's article 42?

The IMB's article 42 (pg 38) states (emphasis mine): 42 Power to disapply or modify export declarations and other exit procedures (1) A Minister of the Crown may by regulations make provision about ...
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Brexit: In what specific ways is the UK government planning to break international law (previous agreements)?

I've read this BBC news story in full, but I'm still confused what the UK government is planning to do. It seems it concerns the Northern Ireland Protocol, but the specifics are unclear: No 10 ...
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Why does the US want Indo-Pacific Nations to become something such as NATO?

I am aware of the US-China Conflict on trade and further on and I am kind of being remembered of the cold war, the battle between the US and the USSR. NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) was ...
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What is Russia's position on China copying its Flanker jets?

We saw that the USA is very vocal about China infringing on the law of intellectual property of the USA. What is Russia's position on China copying its Flanker jets?
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Why has President Erdoğan threatened UAE when Turkey itself has diplomatic relations with Israel?

Turkey may recall ambassador in UAE, suspend diplomatic ties, Erdoğan says Why has President Erdoğan threatened the UAE when Turkey itself has diplomatic relations with Israel?
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What norms are followed when one president (or head of state) calls another?

Introduction: I often read news which says one president or prime minister calls a president or prime minister of another country. I assume the process is something like: someone (maybe a secretary) ...
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Which factions in Chinese politics are pushing for more hawkish/dovish post-COVID international policy?

In the months following the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, China has launched territorial disputes with India, imposed direct control on Hong Kong, and is generally being much more confrontational ...
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Why hasn't the UK sanctioned Hong Kong officials, like the USA?

On August 7, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctioned 11 individuals e.g. Chief Executive Carrie Lam, Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng and ...
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What is the CPC's intention behind expansionism?

The Communist Party of China has provoked territorial disputes with almost all of it's neighbours. In the recent past, they had one of these with India, but are currently engaged with India to de-...
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Why are Iran and Pakistan members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)?

Although, OIC's web-site says: The Organization is the collective voice of the Muslim world and ensuring to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting ...
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Why hasn't the UK penalized a Commonwealth Realm for supporting China's National Security Law on Hong Kong?

According to this answer, Antigua and Barbuda (I'll call this AB for short) supported China's National Security Law that the U.K. excoriates. AB is a Commonwealth Realm, but I know Commonwealth Realms ...
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Why has China chosen the Chengdu consulate specifically to be closed down?

Since China's order to close down the Chengdu consulate of the USA is a retaliation of the USA's order of closing down of Houston consulate of China, I have a feeling that there must be a rationale ...
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Has China indicated how one can disapprove but not interfere?

China threatens retaliation against America after branding Trump's move to end Hong Kong's special status with the US a 'gross interference' in its domestic affairs Not so long ago the US ended Hong ...
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Can China still be punished under UNCLOS in the Philippines v China case?

I have been learning about conflicts in the South China Sea involving China. I remember when the Philippines led an arbitration case against China and I still don't understand why an international ...
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Why is France upset with Turkey's presence, but not Russia's presence, in Libya?

This question was inspired by this answer I wrote. Never heard Macron saying anything against Russians while they are bombarding Turkey with accusations. I am confused, however, about why France is ...
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Trading on WTO Rules

Many Countries are a member of some Regional Trading Organization, which facilitates trade within a particular continent, or have bilateral trade deals with other Countries. Are there any examples of ...
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Who are China's allies?

The US has NATO/EU and other South/East/South-East Asian countries as its direct allies either by ideology or by pacts. Also, most US allies are either high-income countries or technologically/...
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Why haven't Ukraine and Russia declared war? [duplicate]

Ukraine and Russia have technically been at war since 2014 but neither has declared war publicly. What's the reason not to declare war if it even mentioned in the Wikipedia?
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What are the benefits of joining CPTPP over conducting FTAs with the individual members?

On June 17th, the UK Government formally announced its intention to pursue membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), following repeated ...
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What is a clustered state and what are some examples of one?

In the book Foreign Policy Analysis by Chris Adlen and Amnon Aran, the authors talk about the idea of a "clustered state" as opposed to an "institutional state", but I'm unclear on exactly what they ...

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