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36 votes

Why won't China or Russia modernize North Korea's army by selling them modern military equipment?

30 votes

What does sending weapons mean in terms of money changing hands between countries?

27 votes

Why is India diverting its resources to build its second mission to Mars?

26 votes

Why do some countries allow their states to secede through legal means?

26 votes

Russian gas delivery stop — difference between Poland/Bulgaria and other EU customers?

25 votes

Why do the Taliban not try to conquer the Kabul Airport?

23 votes

Why do many countries ban the sale of one's own blood?

21 votes

Why do soldiers not rebel in impoverished dictatorships?

17 votes

Are there countries where secondary home ownership is banned?

16 votes

Why would Putin refer to Lukashenko as Potato Moose?

15 votes

Why is Russia limiting its gas supply to the EU instead of stopping it altogether?

15 votes

What does Putin/Russia gain from only accepting payment for gas in Rubles?

14 votes

How do totalitarian governments communicate fear while also sending the message that they are the best governments?

14 votes

Why can one still buy newspapers during lockdown?

14 votes

What is the point of Emmanuel Macron speaking so often with Vladimir Putin?

11 votes

Why did the Russian Federation never stress economic growth as China did?

11 votes

Why are a nation's stated objectives often ignored in international politics?

10 votes

Could a government make so much money from investments they can stop charging taxes?

10 votes

Why have Bulgaria, Hungary, Mongolia, and Poland withdrawn from the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological…?

10 votes

Why do one-party states still have a party at all?

9 votes

Why do Muslim refugees seek asylum in Europe and not in rich countries in the Middle East?

9 votes

How do dictators maintain their grip on power?

8 votes

Why did some US institutions not migrate their very old software systems to use somewhat newer ones?

8 votes

Why does the amount of stimulus checks depend on each person's income, not assets?

8 votes

Is Russia on the rise to become the new economic world power? Is the war situation paving a way towards it?

7 votes

Is the Ruble exchange rate a reliable indicator of economic stability in Russia?

7 votes

Does banning oil import from Russia damage its economy in the short term?

6 votes

Is Iran considered a democracy by the Western world?

6 votes

Why is it considered acceptable to freeze Russia's foreign reserves, but not acceptable for Russia to default on their debts?

6 votes

What are the possible mechanisms of security guarantees for Ukraine?