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How does the June 2024 Ukraine peace summit hope to achieve peace, if Russia is not invited?

For peace (or at least absence of open war) it is not necessary for parties to agree. It is only necessary that they no longer see war as worthwhile. One item that might very well be discussed at a ...
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Why won't the U.S. sign a peace treaty with North Korea?

The significant misconception is that, from the information I've gathered, the US was never formally at war with North Korea. It and the United Nations intervened in the Korean War on South Korea's ...
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How does the June 2024 Ukraine peace summit hope to achieve peace, if Russia is not invited?

The summit is an attempt to show solidarity and support of Ukraine. Currently, there are no terms Ukraine and Russia would both accept. They aren't even close. Russia would rather fight than leave ...
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What are the possible mechanisms of security guarantees for Ukraine?

The US and others have, in the past, given security guarantees against a nuclear-armed Soviet Union, as well as a nuclear-armed China and North Korea. Security guarantees are not a mechanism to assure ...
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What is the exit strategy of the west (US, EU, Britain, else) who are invested in the current Ukranian conflict for their own politcal interests?

There is no need for EU an USA to have any exactly "exit strategy" here. These countries provide help to Ukraine as long as they are willing and able, and in numbers they are capable of. If ...
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Netanyahu has vowed not to "repeat the mistake of Oslo" - what is the "mistake" he is talking about?

If you're talking strictly about what Netanyahu said... Multiple Hebrew media outlets reported Monday evening that during a closed-door meeting of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, ...
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Which Arab countries have explicitly stated they support Trump's peace plan for the Israel-Palestine issue?

None. Looking through Wikipedia's article on the plan and Al Jazeera's summary, the reactions can be summarized as: Bahrain: noncommittal Egypt: neutral Iraq: no statement Jordan: opposed Kuwait: ...
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What is the exit strategy of the west (US, EU, Britain, else) who are invested in the current Ukranian conflict for their own politcal interests?

Rhetoric is just that, rhetoric. We can sort of safely ignore any hard lines drawn by Putin or Zelensky (and definitely safely ignore anything said by Musk, except perhaps tips on a good ketamine ...
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What is behind Ukraine's unwavering stance regarding the outcome of the war

It is utterly absurd to present "withdrawal/removal of all enemy soldiers from the attacked nations territory" as a hardline stance when one nation invades another. Instead, that seems the ...
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Consequences of the Federal Republic of Germany being declared illegal?

If the German (or any) government was declared illegal or illegitimate, there are no definite consequences. Opponents of the government would have something to point at to defend their claims, but ...
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Would Finland's joining NATO be a violation of the 1947 Treaty of Paris?

I'm still looking for something more detailed, but more specifically, (according to two different sources 1 2) in the 1990s Finland has already unilaterally denounced part III (art. 13-22) of the 1947 ...
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How can a country guarantee to not join an organization or alliance?

There is no way for them to guarantee this. Anything that they can do such as a law, treaty, or change the their constitution can also be undone at a later date. This would also include the ...
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Can a government be held responsible for the crimes committed by a military contractor?

If Blackwater Security Consulting then went bankrupt, and the U.S. lost a war to a country It is hard to conceive of a world in which the US actually loses a war and things like courts remain ...
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Why haven’t North Korea already signed a peace treaty with South Korea?

There is a similar question on this site: Why doesn't South Korea give up its claim on North Korea? The answer is the same as there: both countries have constitutionally-fixed sovereignty ...
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How does the June 2024 Ukraine peace summit hope to achieve peace, if Russia is not invited?

The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs publishes a website about this summit, whose Q/A section writes: What led to Switzerland hosting the Summit on Peace in Ukraine? During President ...
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Netanyahu has vowed not to "repeat the mistake of Oslo" - what is the "mistake" he is talking about?

Has Netanyahu (or his party or his allies in the coalition government) ever outlined what "mistakes" were made by Israel in the Oslo Accords? The question seems like an attempt to associate ...
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How does the June 2024 Ukraine peace summit hope to achieve peace, if Russia is not invited?

Ukraine has refrained from rejecting China’s efforts to assert itself as would-be peacemaker in Russia’s war against that country. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomed some elements of the ...
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What is behind Ukraine's unwavering stance regarding the outcome of the war

I think your last paragraph is quite correct. Let's summarize the positions of the main parties. Leadership of Ukraine: It seems that the western weapons have indeed turned the tide, at least for the ...
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What are the possible mechanisms of security guarantees for Ukraine?

The only mechanism that is likely to be employed in the near future is to help Ukraine arm itself to the point where Russian leadership considers any military action towards Ukraine pointless. Given ...
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Why does the Afghanistan peace agreement talk about Visa and passports when the US does not recognize the Taliban?

The United States is concerned that the Taliban will use Afghanistan to provide sanctuary to groups or individuals that will target the U.S. Government. “Ungoverned spaces, let alone a known ...
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Which Arab countries have explicitly stated they support Trump's peace plan for the Israel-Palestine issue?

Given the complexity and sensitivity of the situation, unambiguous support for any first-proposal agreement would be highly unlikely. The following states from the region offered support for the ...
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Which Arab countries have explicitly stated they support Trump's peace plan for the Israel-Palestine issue?

Not only no Arab country supports Trump's peace plan, on February 1st the Arab League stated that it unambiguously rejects it: The Arab League foreign ministers meeting in Cairo said the plan did not ...
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How is the IDF taking over the Philadelphi Corridor a violation of the Israel-Egypt peace treaty?

A slight clarification, the document referred to in the answer I accepted is a Letter Agreement, additional to the above-mentioned Treaty, concerning the establishment of full autonomy in the West ...
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How does the June 2024 Ukraine peace summit hope to achieve peace, if Russia is not invited?

Providing an international stage to the Ukrainian President is also a public way of showing the Ukrainian people (and the world) how much the west supports them. Without the backing of the west, ...
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Why doesn't the US condition aid to Israel to force it negotiate over the Israeli-Palestine Conflict?

The US leadership does not see benefits in domestic political terms in pressuring Israel. This far outweighs any foreign policy considerations. Once upon a time, many Palestinian groups allied with ...
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What are the possible mechanisms of security guarantees for Ukraine?

Realistically, given the distrust Ukraine (and the West) has of Russia the main stability point would be if Russia got such a bloody nose that it knows better to try it again given Ukraine's future ...
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What are the possible mechanisms of security guarantees for Ukraine?

Ukraine may become a member of NATO after the war ends. NATO membership will serve as a security guarantee for Ukraine. Note that Russia invaded, attacked or has substantial troops present only in ...
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What is behind Ukraine's unwavering stance regarding the outcome of the war

Simple, Ukraine is clearly winning on the battlefield now so why should they suddenly surrender the own territory to Russia. Makes little sense. You can read the tweets and commentary in The Guardian)....
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What organization or country would be able to pull off a successful peace negotiation between Ukraine and Russia?

Your net search has missed a key consideration. For successful peace talks, either one side has clearly won, and the terms of the defeat imposed on the other side are formalized, or both sides are ...
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Who is judging Bosnian Serb leader Dodik?

The answer can be found in Christian Schmidt's 64th Report of the High Representative for Implementation of the Peace Agreement on BiH to the Secretary-General of the United Nations from 11/02/2023. ...
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