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23 Mar 2013
Digital Freedoms | foreign policy | Freedom of Expression | Internet censorship | Political legitimacy | sovereignty
Censorship and internet filtering has been increasing over the last few years. While democratic countries also filter the internet authoritarian regimes in...
17 Jul 2012
assassination | at Qaeda | Barak Obama | CIA | drones | international law | Pakistan | Politics | self-defence | Somalia | sovereignty | terrorism | UAV | United States | use of force | War | Yemen | Human rights | Terrorism | Law
This debate first of all makes the assumption that a strike against terrorists is going to be made. The debate is therefore not focused on whether there should...
6 Mar 2012
Georgia | Politics | Russia | secession | self determination | South Ossetia | sovereignty | The Caucasus | Minorities | Global | International | Society
South Ossetia is a region in the South Caucasus, formerly the South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast within the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic. A part of it has...
2 Mar 2012
The issue of Palestinian statehood has been debated for over sixty years between Israel and the Palestinians. After decades of impasse, the Palestinians have...
21 Feb 2012
European Constitution | EUROPEAN UNION | Federal Europe | sovereignty | State | Europe | International
Federalism is as a system of multilevel government where each level of government has a direct relationship with the citizen. It is distinct both from systems...
20 Feb 2012
China | Dalai Llama | Independence | sovereignty | Tibet | Asia | International law | International | Law
Located high in the Himalayan Mountains, Tibet is one of the most isolated places in the world. Yet while it is geographically and culturally distinct, it has...
20 Feb 2012
Israel | Palestine | Politics | Settlers | sovereignty | West Bank | Human rights | International law | Minorities | Middle East | War/peace | International | Law | Society
While the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has many components, the struggle for land is at its centre, and therefore the legitimacy or lack thereof of Israeli...
26 Jan 2012
autonomy | Human rights | nation | Politics | self determination | sovereignty | State | united nations charter | Government | International law | Political philosophy | Law | Philosophy
Self-determination is loosely defined as the right of nations or peoples to "freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic,...
26 Jan 2012
Human rights | intervention | Kosovo | Politics | R2P | responsibility to protect | sovereignty | United Nations | Human rights | International law | Minorities | Global | War/peace | International | Law | Society
On 9 December 1948, the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide1. This is heralded as the first distinct milestone...
26 Jan 2012
coercion | Democracy | Democracy promotion | free trade | Sanctions | sovereignty | Global | International
Sanctions are coercive or punitive actions taken on specific states. Sanctions range from diplomatic sanctions, which often result in the closing of embassies...