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For now, G7 finally become a western "gentleman's club" and nothing more. G7 even cannot form joint statement. Nowadays, it is a fragment of unipolar world, from the middle 90th - when nearly all questions in the world can be agreed and resolved in G7 terms. For now, it is just sort of an appendix. Recently, Russia denied its involvement in G7+ ...


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Staging, often used in the context of a staging area, refers to preparation. In context of a military operation, it means preparing anything necessary for the operation, which could include troops, aircraft, any aspect of supply and logistics, etc, typically in the immediate vicinity both in time and space (as opposed to longer-term preparations that would ...


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In addition to the other answers, it should be considered that stopping the unauthorized flow of migrants to the EU from Libya is a priority for the EU. Given the chaos in Libya, Haftar found some takers for his pitch to be the next strongman who will bring order at the barrel of a gun. In such case, the Libyan migration route would be effectively shut down.


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The short answer is that the practice of declaring war is no longer regarded as necessary; and as the other answers mention, it may provoke the other party, or force other countries to get involved. Wikipedia's article on declaring war states: Since 1945, developments in international law such as the United Nations Charter, which prohibits both the threat ...


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I think the main reason is probably because, if it's an "irregular war," other nations with interests, agreements or obligations with either or both parties can pretend nothing, really, is going on. If a formal, internationally official war is declared, then nations and groups of nations would be more likely to act, either on their own, or by being ...


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From the Ukraine side: official declaring war on Russia would rapidly end in Ukrainian defeat - as long as there would be no limits for using army power. Just because current proxy-war would lose word "proxy" and became full-conventional war. Ukrainian economics is critically dependent from Russian - in both import and export. From the Russian ...


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