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The US was a bit opaque in their other reasoning, just vaguely speaking of "overly narrow scope and politicized nature" of the resolution. In 2014 however, when a similar resolution was proposed, the EU, which only abstained had a more direct explanation: The European Union’s member states have abstained en masse from a United Nations resolution against ...


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Why does the brittish government need permission to start a general election? Well, because a previous Conservative government passed a law that makes it so. This was a demand of the Lib Dems when they went into coalition with the Tory party in 2010; the relevant section is Section 2, which mandates that early parliamentary elections can only happen when 2/...


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The difference is similar to iterated vs non-iterated prisoners' dilemmas. In an iterated prisoners' dilemma, the optimum choice is cooperation, for any non-pathological set of weights (i.e. as soon as you gain even a minimal amount in the both-sides-cooperate scenario, the long-term gains over multiple iterations will exceed the short-term winnings of one ...


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