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What intelligence is the narrator referring to?

I watched this political movie, Vice (2018), and the narrator said these words: Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi had taken his fame from Powell's UN speech and turned it into his own new thing. The Islamic ...
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Comparative Environmental Policy/ Executive Orders

For a paper, I am currently trying to compare Executive Orders by Trump within the first year of his presidency and Bush's first year of his first presidency concerning environmental issues. My ...
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What reasons (if any) were given by Democrats when the Ways and Means chairman requested Trump's tax returns?

This is fundamentally the same question as another one recently asked here, but unlike that (quickly closed) formulation I won't try to [pre]provide any counter-arguments to the Democrats' recent ...
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Are village-by-village elections results published in Indian General election to the Lok Sabha

Is it possible to find out from published returns, or otherwise, how an individual village voted in the Indian Elections to the Lok Sabha? Maneka Gandhi, one of the sitting MPs in India belonging to ...
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Is the variability hypothesis somehow acknowledged in discussions over the gender gap in certain professions?

The variability hypothesis states that while men and women have the same median intelligence, they display a greater variability in their performance than females. This could explain both the ...
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Are there any programs in the US to increase male participation in female-dominated jobs?

As an example, only 20% of elementary & middle school teachers in the US are male, similar to the percentage of software engineers who are female. Are there any government programs in place to ...
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Is there a timeline of what type of a Brexit deal each party found acceptable over time?

In the immediate aftermath of Brexit there has been a lot of posturing with numerous UK politicians demanding that the UK either gets a tailormade deal or quits outright without a deal, instead ...
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What percentage of asylum seekers who entered the EU during the 2015 refugee crisis are no longer receiving welfare?

At the height of the 2015 refugee crisis in Europe there have been numerous arguments over the economic utility of arriving asylum seekers. On one hand of the spectrum, representatives of the left ...
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Did any intelligence official express concerns over Trump's “Russia, if you're listening..” comment?

On the 27th of July 2016, then presidential candidate Donald Trump made a comment while at a press conference where he said: Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 ...
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Is the there a term for state (or local) officers not caring about enforcing federal law?

I think it's generally accepted that in the US: state officers cannot be compelled to enforce federal law. For more details as to why that is accepted: In Printz v. United States, 521 U.S. 898, ...
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Failing to enforce immigration laws?

US Senator Rick Scott (R-Fl) this morning said that "we are not enforcing immigration laws". (for context, the discussion centered around the southwest border). I've tried to find examples of this ...
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Is there a documented rationale why the House Ways and Means chairman can demand tax info?

The BBC says: House Ways and Means chairman Richard Neal said failure to comply with the new deadline would be interpreted as a denial of request. One of Mr Trump's top aides said last week ...
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How is the budget planned for agencies of the European Union?

From the European Commission - Fact Sheet titled European Agenda on Migration: Securing Europe's External Borders and dated 15 December 2015, we see the sentence Today's proposals will entail a ...
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Parliament proposing/passing motion whose constituency effects depend on how a member voted

Recent shenanigans in the United States and the recent cynical turn of UK politics have me wondering about the constitutional implications of a UK government attempting to pass a motion where negative ...
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Should the US intervene in the Democratic Republic of Congo? [closed]

I need to write a global politics paper on Congo for my college class. This is my first time taking a politics class so I am confused on what to do. the question is: Which IR theory/approach ...
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Are cost effectiveness studies regularly done for weapon systems?

Possibly I have some economist bias, but I'm used to idea of assessing cost effectiveness. In a few cases, when there was something like political debate in my country, I tried to google basic fact ...
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The Gilets Jaunes protest started in response to fuel prices - which has been reversed - so why do they continue?

The Gilets Jaunes (yellow vests) protest started in response to fuel prices, which, as I understand it, were reversed in December? So why do they continue?
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How does BPN found out about the already punctured papers? [closed]

https://www.msn.com/id-id/berita/pemilu/10-kejanggalan-temuan-surat-suara-tercoblos-versi-partai-nasdem/ar-BBVRbMC?ocid=SK216DHP I think you need google translate for that Basically, someone working ...
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What is the rationale for Democrats attempting to exempt African-Americans from this Ohio abortion ban?

According to USA Today the Democratic Party attempted to pass a slew of amendments to Ohio Senate Bill 23, which would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Most of them were pretty ...
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What's the youngest age when someone joined a political party in the UK?

Apparently Annunziata Rees-Mogg joined the Conservative Party, at the age of five, in 1984. So is this a record, or are are even younger examples?
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How does the public know that many large corporations paid zero Federal tax last year?

So the press is reporting that many large corporations paid zero Federal taxes see here for 2018 under the tax act passed under the Trump Administration. Considering the concern that people have ...
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Does Parliament hold absolute power in the UK?

Does Parliament hold absolute power in the UK? What I mean by absolute power is: presumably they can make illegal or legal whatever they want. Even going so far as to disenfranchise their own ...
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International precedent affected US law?

As I understand it quite a lot of US Federal law is based on 'common law'. This is also true for many states, although I think some jurisdictions have 'civil law' roots instead. Since common & ...
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Are farmers in the Great Plains aware of the Dust Bowl? [closed]

I'm curious if farmers in the Great Plains are aware today of the history of the Dust Bowl, including its causes. Are there any surveys or polls on the matter among farmers, like there are (also among ...
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Can a no-deal Brexit happen before the new extension end date of 31 October 2019?

Under what circumstances can the new Brexit extension (31 Oct) be ended short of that date? The EU has said that: If the withdrawal agreement is ratified by both parties before this date, the ...
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Does Parliament need to approve the new Brexit delay to 31 October 2019?

Does the UK Parliament have to approve the new Brexit extension till 31-Oct-2019? If Parliament does not approve it, or does not do so before 11 pm, would that result in a no-deal Brexit tonight? I ...
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Lying in election affidavits

The former education minister of India, Smriti Irani has been caught lying in her previous election affidavits about her educational qualifications. She had at times, claimed to be a Yale graduate, a ...
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Reasons behind selective filtering of immigrants by India

The president of the ruling party (BJP) promised during election campaigning that only refugees belonging to Hindu, Sikh and Buddha will be allowed into India. The government also seems to be thinking ...
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Can the UN General Assembly vote to remove veto rights from the big 5 in the UN Security Council?

I wonder if there is any way for any of the United Nations different parts to vote to remove the veto right from being used in the UN Security Council.
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Electing officials by least disliked or the candidate that creates the least “resistance” among the voters

I have learnt about a simple yet interesting decision making model: instead of choosing the most voted outcome, choose the one that is the least disliked. For example, the team has to decide a place ...
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How to interpret 'economic zones'?

This was an exam question conducted in Feb 2019: write an Essay on "New war fronts lie in economic zones." Since the question seemed to be open ended, to me at least, I would like to know what ...
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If climate change impact can be observed in nature, has that had any effect on rural, i.e. farming community, perception of the scientific consensus?

Simply put, rural US districts tend to be more conservative so tend to vote Republican. And the rejection of climate change theory has been a bedrock of Republican politics for years by now. If one ...
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What are reasons for a country to apologise long after the fact?

Background In comments under the question about the UK's refusal to apologise for the Amritsar massacre there has been some discussion in the comments about whether there is any point in apologising ...
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How did there come to be a range of definitions of socialism?

Introduction Socialism seems to have many definitions, and we sometimes come across arguments and discussions based on different definitions on this site as well. For example, user4012 stated on meta:...
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Shouldn't there be a significant time delay between Brexit being finalised and the date of departure?

I am curious as to why there doesn't seem to be a significant period of time for people to prepare for Brexit. That's to say, if there are to be significant changes in the law, shouldn't there be at ...
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Chances of Assange extradition? [closed]

Will the UK extradition decision be highly unlikely? What are the chances?
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Has there been any research into whether euroscepticism is a function of age or of values?

Has there been any research into whether euroscepticism is a function of age or of values. If it is a function of age then euroscepticism should (assuming constant birth/death rates) remain constant ...
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What is the priority of potential extraditions in Assange case? [migrated]

Julian Assange has been arrested by the Metropolitan police for jumping bail and also pertaining to an extradition request from the US. Also the lawyer for one of the alleged victims of sexual ...
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Can withdrawing asylum be illegal?

Julian Assange, one of the founders of WikiLeaks, and its most visible member, was arrested at the Ecuador embassy in London, after Ecuador withdrew his asylum Today, I announce that the ...
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Are there documented cases of gerrymandering in other countries aside from USA?

Are there nations which require redistricting every few years, that also have a certain partisan flavor fused into how the districts are drawn? What are the similarities and differences from the ...
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Why do many countries not offer a fixed rate 30 year mortgage?

I recently moved from the US to the UK and was bewildered by the myriad subtle and not so subtle differences in mortgage products offered by banks. It struck me that the variety of federal ...
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Athens Court of Appeal Judgement 2658/79

Looking into the Cyprus problem, I keep running into quotes referencing the Athens Court of Appeal Judgement 2658/79 on March 21 1979. The only legitimate source I could find, which also seems to be ...
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What is the legal basis for the Trump administration's decision to impose and then remove tariffs?

I'm no expert on the applicable law regarding tariffs and international trade, but I do know that the most famous tariff policy in US history was the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, named after two members ...
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Why don't hard Brexiteers insist on a hard border to prevent illegal immigration after Brexit?

This is a follow-up to this question about what hard Brexiteers want with respect to the Irish border. It appears that hard Brexiteers are mostly happy to leave this question for the DUP and Ireland ...
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Why won't UK Prime Ministers formally apologise for the Amritsar massacre?

A BBC article today recalls the trapping and shooting to death of 379 - 1000 Indian protesters by British troops in 1919. While Winston Churchill called it "monstrous" in 1920, David Cameron paid his ...
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Which contexts, if any, make the use of stereotypes a valid exercise? [closed]

Perhaps my question should be written as: Are stereotypes ever true, in the sense of ever being scientifically and objectively valid? I cannot, personally, think of an example where the answer to ...
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USA vs China Vs Russia [closed]

There is this question that keeps popping up in my head. China vs the U.S. vs Russia better allies than enemies; my question is who's system works better? are the long terms of Chinese Leaders helping ...
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Who coined the term “madman theory”?

Madman theory revolves around the idea of appearing more "crazy" than one actually is. It is actually a signaling game in its simplest form. At least nowadays such games are exemplified with a "...
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Is there any sign of the BJP endorsing Imran Khan after Khan endorsed Modi?

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has all along led the allegation that Pakistan was funding and supporting the opposition in India. BJP followers in India have been attacking Imran Khan for ...
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What are the exact powers of Slovakian presidency?

According to Time: Liberal candidate Zuzana Caputova won Slovakia’s presidential election on Saturday, becoming the central European country’s first ever female president. The same article ...

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