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Is there a rating of countries by cyberattacks amount being launched?
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As the comment suggests, different cyberattacks may have different impact, and the role of government may be different. The only thing we can do is make rough estimates based on publicly known ...

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Any concrete information about Ukrainian reforms, necessary for NATO?
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Ukraine has taken the obligation to perform a decentralization reform. The official site decentralization.gov.ua defines "decentralization" as "Concept of Reforming Local Self-...

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Ukraine and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
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[W]hy hasn't the Ukrainian state joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation? — because of the combination of internal and external factors. The external factors are discussed in details in ...

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Why is support for parties so low in Belarus?
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Because the dictator apparently has no need in political parties to accomplish his political goals. Alexander Lukashenko, president of Belarus (1994-2020) is very clear with the following reasons he ...

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Why is the lab leak theory such a big deal?
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The question about why would random, unidentified people make the difference seems to be off-topic here. AFAICT, civil defense protocols make no difference depending on the origin of bio hazard. ...

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Why does the US block a UN statement calling for violence to stop in the Palestine-Israel conflict?
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Why does the US block a UN statement calling for violence to stop in the Palestine-Israel conflict? — because the statement was not only for calling the violence to stop, but about condemning Israel'...

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Has the Israeli supreme court ever come to a decision that can be seen as pro-Palestine or pro-Arab/anti-Israel/-Jew?
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As the comments rightfully note, there's always a political force by whose opinion various decisions "can be seen" differently. For instance, there's a long-lasting political debate over ...

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What regions do Yukhari, Yukhari Karabakh, Upper Karabakh, and Nagorno Karabakh refer to, respectively?
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There are three geopolitical entities here: An "autonomous region" that existed in times of Soviet occupation; An economic region of Azerbaijan; A territory held by Armenian armed forces (...

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Have governments used (or currently use) propaganda to undermine health in hostile countries?
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This is a pretty old question, but it seems that with the recent events of COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination, the answer became definitely yes. The following document is an research which is ...

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What's the political reason that acknowledging genocide is such a 'big deal'?
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Short answer: Human Rights above the political affiliation. Why America’s commitment to human rights Biden’s declaration represents an important step toward fulfilling America’s commitment to human ...

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A question on Motor Sich of Ukraine
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Your second source fails to provide with any proof, it does not even attempt to. Quoting it (highlight mine): Ukraine may sell a stake in engine-producing giant Motor Sich to a Turkish company, a ...

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Decoding certain customized annotations in political signage, do these symbols have any emerging specific connotations?
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"E" styled as three red stripes clearly is a reference to the Biden campaign logo: Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images "CNN LIES" seems to be quite an old anti-CNN propagandist ...

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Thai Government Policy On Foreign Ownership of Land
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This question touches people's subjective attitudes and motivation, so not everything in my answer is formalized in written form. Let me focus on what I learned from my conversations with Thai people. ...

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Did Loefller or other any other senator sign the objection to Georgia's certificate and then withdraw it, or did they not sign it in the first place?
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Senators Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) "abandoned plans" to make objections to Biden electors. I read it as they never ...

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Is there a way for the EU except for Hungary and Poland to use Pandemic Relief Funds without approval coming from Hungary and Poland?
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Quoting George Soros at Project Syndicate (here and below highlight mine), The rule-of-law regulations have been adopted. In case there is no agreement on a new budget, the old budget, which expires ...

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Why are people protesting against Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett?
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There are several major reasons why various people would oppose her nomination. I'm afraid that no quantitative survey data available, but off the top of the recent news: The procedure. Republicans ...

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Why do certain countries mandate that election must happen in a certain month?
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Cold winters, planting/harvesting seasons in spring and early fall, and the convenience to travel to the polling stations seems to be the answer. I would add vacation season in summer, too. This ...

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Is it advantageous to lie in political polling answers?
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Fear of criticism of racial motivation Yes, and this phenomenon even has name. The theory of The Bradley effect proposes that some white voters who intend to vote for the white candidate would ...

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Succesful hostage situation?
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Yes. In February 2014, the Russian army stood "not ahead, but behind" Crimean women and children, effectively taking them hostages to prevent Ukrainian army to stand for defending Crimea. ...

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Which country made the drones Azerbaijan uses against Armenia?
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There's no official information yet about what drones have been used in operations in the recent days. However, There are reports from June: Azerbaijan is planning to acquire scores of Turkish-made ...

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Why do Crimeans think so differently of Russia compared to the people of Donetsk/Luhansk?
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The quoted source talks about people on free and recently liberated territories of Donbas who know the war and who don't want the invaders to come to their land. The people of free regions can speak ...

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Why didn't the Gulf countries diversify their economy in the last 70 years so that they can become less dependent on oil?
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They Do. Saudi Vision 2030 is a strategic framework to reduce Saudi Arabia's dependence on oil, diversify its economy, and develop public service sectors such as health, education, infrastructure, ...

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Why do such a relatively high percentage of Republicans approve of Bernie Sanders?
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There are many reasons why Republicans want(ed) Sanders to be a Democratic party nominee against Trump. It is particularly easier to fight against someone who can be easily accused of being a ...

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Why did China impose the new national security law on Hong Kong now?
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This question comes from an assumption that Chinese government acts on its own free will, "not needing anyone's permission". In fact, China is (and was, one year ago, and will be, 27 years ...

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What explains the large year-to-year variation in US voluntary contributions to the WHO?
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Because these contributions are targeted specific Programmes and activities, and these Programmes are usually not constantly running. The WHO document, Voluntary contributions by fund and by ...

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Saudis vs Russia on oil: Saudis wanted lower production, but are now doing the opposite. What's going on?
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There is a deal (still active till the end of March 2020) between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia. The deal assumes mutual cut of oil production in order to ...

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Are there any examples of official Nazi glorification in the Ukraine?
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There can't be examples of "official" glorification. Both Nazi and Communist ideology and symbolics are condemned and banned in Ukraine. If you see it, know it's illegal; call the police. Ukrainian ...

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What would happen to the impeachment process (in the current state), if Russia admitted election meddling?
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What would happen to the impeachment process […]? The impeachment is over. President Trump has already been irreversibly impeached. Impeachment does not in itself remove the official definitively ...

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Did the Obama administration make any statements on lethal aid for Ukraine?
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Dr. Fiona Hill, director of Center on United States and Europe at the Brookings Institute and former White House Russia advisor, has testified that at the first time of Russian armed invasion to ...

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How is the April Trump-Zelenskiy call related to the July call?
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According to Trump's logic, the April call is "the first, and therefore more important": I will be releasing the transcript of the first, and therefore more important, phone call with the Ukrainian ...

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