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How much are the dues for Commonwealth of Nations members?

In 2001, Nauru defaulted on its Commonwealth of Nations membership dues, but it has returned as a regular member since 2011. How are the dues for a Commonwealth of Nations member state determined? ...
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What is “International Quds Day”?

I know that “Al Quds Day (International Quds Day)” is a day that people (often Muslims) protest against Israel and also it is an annual event held on the last Friday of Ramadan, but where did that ...
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Why do many international organizations have their headquarters in Geneva?

Geneva was the headquarters of League of Nations even though it did not participate in WWI. It has the UNOG from 1946 though Switzerland has not joined UN till 2002. It was the headquarters of OPEC ...
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Why is it obligatory to say “republic” in “Czech Republic” and “Dominican Republic”?

More than half of the countries of the world are officially republics, yet most often you can omit the "republic" part when referring to the country. Examples : French Republic -> France People's ...
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Will I be restricted to enter some countries if I am potential target for the terrorists? [closed]

e.g. killed ISIS member publicly, humiliated them and posted online ISIS then angry and most likely would target me, can I still visit other countries as per normal? Will there be any laws to ...
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What's the point of having thousands of nuclear missiles?

According to Wikipedia, the US and Russia have close to 8,000 nuclear warheads each. Other known nuclear powers, the UK, France, China, India, Pakistan and Israel has a couple of hundreds each. The ...
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What is the reason for sudden drop in crude oil prices?

As you can see here, the prices of crude oil dropped from $105 in July to $85 now. I am guessing this is not just a market fluctuation, rather a trend. The prices were rising till July 2014 and then ...
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Where can I find a list of the cases brought to the International Court Of Justice?

I went to the ICJ website to look for cases that are being brought to it. But I found only pending and compelted cases. Is there a place I can see a list of the cases that are brought to it (even if ...
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Is there truly *widespread belief* in North Korea that Kim-il Sung created the world?

The wikipedia article on North Korea's cult of personality claims "There is even widespread belief that Kim-il Sung "created the world" and that Kim Jong-il controlled the weather." The linked ...
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How responsible is Ukraine for allowing civil planes to fly over a war zone?

Regardless of who shot down the plane and taking into account that (non-civil) planes had been shot down before, is Ukraine in part responsible for allowing civil planes to fly over a war zone? It ...
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How do international corporations have the right to free speech?

If corporations are made up of people...and international corporations are made up of people from different countries...then how do international corporations have the right to free speech in America, ...
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Has Russia damaged its reputation by lying? [closed]

After the change in government of Ukraine, Russia said that they had not sent troops into Crimea. This statement ended up being false, and Russia seized and annexed the region. Recently Russia said ...
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What is the punishment for theft in Egypt?

I've read that the punishment is to cut the thief's right hand off, but others say that's not true. I'm not able to find much information on this either.
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Do individual countries control transit zone law?

I have a question about transit zones and their laws. Do individual countries control transit zone law? Or are they covered by international law, since they are international zones?
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Why these countries have no diplomatic relations with Chile?

I am now an exchange student in Chile. I was reading this list about visa requirements to get into Chile and something made me quite amused: Out of the countries that are listed, more than 10 of them ...
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Why hasn't the UN invoked “Uniting for Peace” in Syria?

The "Uniting for Peace" doctrine, invoked in November 1950 via its resolution 377A(V), allows the UN General Assembly to recommend collective action when the Security Council, because of lack of ...
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What are the guarantees that international debt will be payed back ever?

Related: Are there any negative consequences for a country having no debt? Why would a country ever allow another country to be deeply in debt to the first one? Why not just stop exports at the ...
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Do any countries have Country of Origin Food Labeling laws?

There is quite a bit of push back to the request in the US to have country of origin food labels. Has any other country implemented Country of Origin Food labeling? If so have their been any issues ...
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What are the possible actions against a signatory that fails to follow the Kyoto Protocol?

Kyoto Protocol's signatory member nations are grouped as annex I and II countries (Developed) and non-annex countries (Developing). It legally binding only on annex I and II nations. So, What ...
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What is constructivism in international relations?

Understanding realism and liberalism is quite simple (to me at least) but, what is constructivism? It is definitely not a little bit of both realism and liberalism as I falsely assumed. I have tried ...
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What is meant by 'Strategic Dialogue'?

John Kerry, US Secretary of State, is coming to India in the last week of June 2013 for the third strategic dialogue. He will co-chair this dialogue along with his counterpart Salman Khurshid, ...
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US Foreign Aid Accountability

When the United States gives money to foreign countries for some stated purpose, who checks to see that the money we give them actually goes to where it was intended? Also does this supposed audit of ...
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Does Geneva Convention apply to countries which aren't signatories?

In a hypothetical situation, if a country which is a signatory to a Geneva Convention is fighting a war against a country which is NOT a signatory, is the former country obligated to abide by Geneva ...
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What are the current international agreements on the Korean war?

I am trying to get information on international agreements on Korean conflict. I can find only documents on the current border status, DMZ, but not on valid international contracts for example ...
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What are the political consequences of an official apology for a governement?

Tony Blair's hate of official apology impressed me a lot after reading these articles: Tony Blair admits people are still 'very abusive' 10 years after he ... Blair urged to apologise over '...
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When was the last face to face meeting between Iran government and USA government?

While we know there is no official political relationship between Iran and USA, I want to know about the last one. I do not know about unofficial meetings or phone calls which may happen.
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What is the purpose of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)?

What are the stated goals of the proponents of ACTA? In what way do these goals diverge from the likely effects of the Agreement claimed by those who oppose it?
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What interests do Haiti and the AU have in Haitian associate membership?

According to the Wikipedia page on African Union, Haiti is currently a member observer of the AU and current pending full Associate Member status due at the AU summit in July 2012 (sic). Haiti is in ...
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Is the abortion debate as divisive outside the US as it is inside?

In the United States, abortion is a highly polarizing issue: We have political organizations with substantial influence on the major parties, it is a regular topic of debate amongst candidates (less ...
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What exactly formally constitutes recognition of a country?

So, there is a spectrum of political entities that make up the national stage. There is, of course, the "nation-state" like the U.S.A, China, Russia, Germany, Lithuania, you name it - full fledged "...

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