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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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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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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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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 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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Yes. The USA, following its ideology of neoliberalism, or market fundamentalism, relaxed the rules of capital flows. Hence capital flowed to where there was a large pool of cheap labour. This recently was China. China has obviously benefited enormously from this, having lifted, by all accounts, 750 million from poverty and turned itself into a global ...


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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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