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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

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The Best Books in International Relations
By José Carlos Palma* International Relations (IR) is a complex and dynamic field that encompasses a wide range of theories, practices, and historical contexts. For anyone looking to deepen their understanding of global politics, diplomacy, and the underlying forces shaping our world, a robust reading list is essential. This article
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The Labyrinth of Official Immunity: A Detailed Examination
By José Carlos Palma* The concept of official immunity under international law is a complex and intricate maze, with states charting divergent paths influenced by a myriad of factors. Here, we embark on a deep exploration of the varied perspectives and positions adopted by states, illuminated by key events and
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U.S. Senator Risch Holds Talks with Czech Prime Minister Fiala
Important NATO Partnership and Defense Commitment Discussed WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, engaged in discussions today with Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala at the U.S. Capitol, highlighting the significance of the Czech Republic as a vital NATO partner. “It
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Canada, along with other G7 Nations, Condemns Iran’s Attack in Meeting Led by Biden
By The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies  U.S. President Joe Biden orchestrated a virtual assembly of the Group of Seven advanced democracies on Sunday to collectively denounce Iran for its unprecedented and largely unsuccessful aerial assault on Israel, seeking to forestall a broader regional crisis. Following the videoconference, the leaders issued
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Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Embarks on Key Visit to China
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (L) and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi (R) By The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies  Sergey Lavrov’s trip aims to bolster ties amid shifting global dynamics and economic challenges. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov commenced a significant two-day official visit to China on Monday, marking an
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Armenia Highlights Hurdles in Peace Talks with Azerbaijan
By The Smartencyclopedia Staff In the ongoing negotiations for a peace treaty between Yerevan and Baku, Armenia’s Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan has shed light on the lingering challenges hindering progress towards a comprehensive resolution. In an interview with Armenia’s Public Television late on Saturday, Mirzoyan underscored the significance of the
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Biden Faces Foreign Policy Dilemma Amidst Gaza Crisis
By Alexander Turner* President Biden’s foreign-policy approach has been heavily focused on maintaining alliances and supporting allies, a strategy that has faced scrutiny amidst the escalating crisis in Gaza. Following the devastating attacks of October 7th, Biden reaffirmed the United States’ support for Israel during a visit to the country,
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Minilateral Solutions: Japan and Australia Address Geoeconomic Challenges
By The Smartencyclopedia Staff In the dynamic landscape of the Indo-Pacific, Japan, and Australia, as influential middle powers, are embracing minilateralism to navigate complex geoeconomic challenges. The focus of this approach aims to enhance regional cooperation, fortify the economic order, and counteract coercive practices, particularly from major players such as
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Switzerland to Host Global Peace Summit on Ukraine, Excluding Russia
Swiss Federal President Viola Amherd (R) and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy address a press conference after bilateral talks in Kehrsatz near Bern, Switzerland, 15 January 2024. [EPA-EFE/ALESSANDRO DELLA VALLE / POOL] Ukrainian President Zelenskyy Gains Swiss Support for Peace Summit Switzerland has agreed to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s request to
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U.S.-India Relations: A Strategic Partnership Weathering Challenges
U.S. President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington in June. The two nations’ relations have strengthened over the past two decades.   © Reuters By The Smartencyclopedia Staff In recent years, the alliance between the United States and India has evolved into a robust and multifaceted strategic partnership, transcending geopolitical shifts and
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ASEAN Foreign Ministers Address Escalating South China Sea Tensions: A Year in Review
By The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies As 2023 draws to a close, the foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have issued a belated but significant statement expressing concern over the escalating tensions in the South China Sea. The region witnessed a year marred by growing Chinese
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Kissinger’s Warning: The Unavoidable Catch in AI-Controlled Nuclear Weapons
By José Carlos Palma* In 2019, the esteemed Henry Kissinger, a towering figure in American diplomatic history, issued a stark warning about the increasing reliance on artificial intelligence (AI) in the control of nuclear weapons. His concerns, rooted in a lifetime of experiences spanning the harrowing days of Nazi Germany
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