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Could the US President decide that Nixon was wrong to acknowledge the Chinese Communist Party as the legitimate government of China, Yes, the President can decide anything and break off relations with them Yes, the diplomat corp of the USA must obey commands from the President. The president can order the withdrawl of diplomats. while formally ...


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the international doctrine about the right of self rule for indigenous people has gain prominence before WWII. In the 1st WW, the British empire conquered Palestine from the Ottoman Empire, ending 400 years of Turkish rule over the land. The newly formed League of Nations issued a mandate for the British administration of the territories of Palestine and ...


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There is a simple question and also a more complex question. The simple question is why most states are not willing to accept the 'right of conquest' in the case of Israel. The more complex question is why the West Bank is not legally considered now as part of Israel. I will try to answer part of the complex question, since parts of it cannot be overlooked ...


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The European Union and China have different goals for following bilateral conversations. The EU is China's number one trading partner and the EU's economy can thrive in Chinese markets. EU demands on fairness is first and foremost to collaborate in a legal and precise way to find solutions to existing problems and to make agreements, for everyone's benefit, ...


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I am interpreting your question to be specifically about trade. There are lots of other areas of disagreement between the E.U. and China. As far as I can tell, Charles Michel is not sharing his personal opinion, he is just outlining the E.U.'s position, which has been consistent over the last few years. The E.U.'s key demands are summarized here. The current ...


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The purpose of a protest is two-fold: To expand awareness of and public support for a particular problematic issue To challenge the legitimacy of established institutions and undercut the authenticity of those who condone, support, or enforce those institutions Since the nature of these points implies that a significant portion of the populations is (at ...


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Historical sociologist Charles Tilly had a well-known mnemonic for the 4 sources of power used by mass popular movements since the early modern period: WUNC. It stands for "Worthiness, Unity, Numbers and Commitment". So numbers are important, but are moderated by these other variables. A very large but spontaneous and self-interested mob which is ...


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Since the end of WW2 and the start of decolonization the international community has been quite reluctant on 2 directly related items: Occupation of other countries' territories, i.e. colonization. For example, the fact that the UK is still sitting on Diego Garcia is more might than right. Redrawing of borders. That includes cases where the borders, ...


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Trump is likely pointing to his administration's refusal to provide Congress with details of Khashoggi's murder, or to accuse or sanction Mohamed bin Salman directly, despite imposing sanctions on numerous other Saudi officials. See this BBC article from back in February. But honestly, Trump says a lot of things, often without any clear reason, context, ...


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This is more of a postscript to Erwan's answer (which I believe is the most pertinent point). As well as moral acceptability, there is the question of practicality. Prior to WWII most countries had enough to worry about trying to feed themselves and develop. Two things happened following WWII that allowed the international community to promote stability (...


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The general philosophy of post-WWII international order is that the inhabitants of a territory are entitled to self-determination. While there are still many political and historical obstacles to the general application of this principle, it is clear that any kind of military conquest contradicts this principle: it is simply not morally acceptable anymore to ...


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It seems the Stimson doctrine was interpreted more general than you interpret it. The phrasing there just says 'result of aggression', and Israel clearly used aggression (as in military force) during this war (as did the opposing countries). It might be considered a just war, so Israel is allowed to defend itself. But they still can't conquer new territories....


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China is gradually becoming more powerful industrially, militarily and politically. The US is used to ruling the global roost ever since the USSR collapsed and, unless it finds a way to live with China, it will find it convenient to channel local discontent and worries into an alliance to counterbalance China. Once a solid alliance exists, it ban used to ...


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You may just as well ask: why does the EU require export declarations (from its own territories--effectively the territories on which it customs code applies) at all. To list some of the official reasons, as rendered by the Irish: Why is Revenue interested in Exports? Revenue has an interest in exports for a number of reasons including: enforcing export ...


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Disclaimer: The following is my own perspective. China is rising as its manufacturing machine has become unstoppable. It is speculated that China will economically and militarily surpass the USA by 2050. Now, the USA, the world's only remaining superpower, doesn't want to be toppled. So, what is the solution to its China problem? Squeeze China's economic ...


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Thank to Steve Melnikoff for pointing out this more recent BBC summary, which also links to the actual bill. In nutshell, what I gather from there, the Internal Market Bill will allow UK ministers to: overrule the requirement for UK business to fill out export declaration forms for products shipped to Northern Ireland (article 42) interpret state aid rules (...


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China copying Su-27 was (perhaps) first reported in 2008. The RFE RL reported on April 22, 2008 about the copying story that appeared in the Russian newspaper Nezavisimaya gazeta. IS CHINA COPYING RUSSIAN ARMS TECHNOLOGY FOR ITS OWN EXPORTS? The daily "Nezavisimaya gazeta" wrote on April 22 that "China is on its way to becoming a major arms ...


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China is one of the founding members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. According to Wikipedia: The Shanghai Five grouping was created 26 April 1996 with the signing of the Treaty on Deepening Military Trust in Border Regions in Shanghai, China by the heads of states of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan. [...] In 2001, the annual ...


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While the relationship between North Korea and so far stably neutral as stated by the other answer, perceptions of North Korea are changing in the modern age. According to a 2014 BBC poll, only 19% of Russians view North Korea positively, 37% are negative towards the nation, and the rest are neutral. Also, Russia in 2016 supported UN sanctions against North ...


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