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It is up to any sovereign state to decide who it allows to admit and with what documentation (*). So it is free to accept Taiwanese travel documents but not IS documents. It is free to grant free movement over the Irish border without any form of documentation but require that Indian citizens have a visa, even for air-side transit. There is no requirement ...


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Taiwan is quite a special case. It is not exactly "a country". Both Taipei and Beijing support the idea of "single China" - they just somewhat differ at the point who is the legitimate government of this single China. Most other countries are OK-ish with their dispute as long as Beijing and Taipei don't export it too vigorously. To please ...


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It means that India has not bound itself to the promises made in the treaty. It has not promised the international community that it will accept genuine refugees and treat them at least equally to its own citizens. When drafting and enacting border legislation and regulations, its lawmakers can't point to promises that India has made in this treaty. ...


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China is a sovereign nation. For good historical reasons, it is sensitive to any suggestion that it isn't, or that other nations can ignore Chinese sovereignty. Read up on the Opium Wars, the unequal treaties, the Boxer Rebellion. So it is one thing for Chinese officials to invite foreign researchers and to share data, and quite another thing to give in to ...


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One barrier against a world currency is how different countries view monetary policy. For example, Islamic countries ban interest outright whereas in western countries, the rate that central banks set is an important tool for monetary policy. Given that there are quite a few islamic countries in the global polity, this constitutes one important barrier ...


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Improving transport links between the Northeast division of India with the rest of India has been a long term project of India. Originally India tried to persuade Bangladesh to allow for transport links including access to the port of Chittagong which is only 200km away from Agartawala, the capital of Tripura. However, Bangladesh has consistently refused. ...


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Around 150 countries have signed on to the 1951 Refugee Convention or the consequent 1967 protocol. India hasn't to either. Nor does it have a national refugee protection framework. However, it has accepted large numbers of refugees from bordering states - not least when India was partitioned on its independence. Moreover, it has tended to accept the mandate ...


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