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Is Russia a real superpower or has Putin just conned us into believing so?

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Diana Semenosa
PhD Candidate in Political Economy at King's College London @schneider_irena  · 18 января 2017
It depends on what makes a superpower. If we judge Russia on its economic performance, military prowess and technological development, the country is well behind the United States. But the superpower status that the United States enjoys in these regards is unlikely to be meaningful in a... Читать далее
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Who is fundamentally to blame for the Israel-Palestine conflict?

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TheQSTN.com Team
Head of Programme of International Relations and Human Rights at Regents...  · 21 ноября 2016
I don’t like to have the blame game. But if an Olympic discipline of blame game existed, both sides would take gold, silver and bronze. Because instead of solving problems, they’re blaming each other. However, fundamentally, I would argue that the stronger, occupying force has more res... Читать далее
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Will China ever become a democracy?

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TheQSTN.com Team
Journalist, broadcaster and China expert. Founder and editor of chinadialogue...  · 25 октября 2016
I don’t think it’s ever going to look like the United States. Part of the nervousness and paranoia that we see in the Communist Party at present is the understanding that there’s kind of a shelf life to authoritarian regimes, or at least historically there has been. This is something... Читать далее
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Would North Korea really use its nuclear weapons?

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Andrew Mueller
John Everard, former UK ambassador to Belarus, Uruguay and North Korea, former...  · 3 января 2017
North Korea has been getting better and better at launching missiles of increased accuracy, and greater range. Experts disagree, but if there is a consensus, it’s that North Korea is now very close to being able to deliver a credible nuclear device to the continental United States... Читать далее
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Why is China being so aggressive in the South China Sea?

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TheQSTN.com Team
Journalist, broadcaster and China expert. Founder and editor of chinadialogue...  · 21 октября 2016
China’s socialist ideology has evolved into a kind of muscular nationalism. Every state needs a story to tell its people, and China has been looking for the right story pretty since the fall of the last empire in 1911, and it has gone through various versions of it. Under Mao it was... Читать далее
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Are you afraid of Russia?

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Is Pakistan a Western ally, or a potential Islamist theocracy?

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Emma Nelson
Correspondent for Al Jazeera, based in Beirut, Lebanon. He has previously lived...  · 28 ноября 2016
Pakistan is not an Islamist theocracy like Iran. It is ultimately a democracy where governments are elected. It of course has a long history of military rule, but I would separate Pakistan from Iran and how it should be treated by the West.  I think Iran is far more complicated, with... Читать далее
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Why do Syrian refugees not try to enter Europe via Cyprus?

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Emma Nelson
Correspondent for Al Jazeera, based in Beirut, Lebanon. He has previously lived...  · 29 ноября 2016
The long and short of it is distance. Although Cyprus doesn't look very far from Turkey – which is where most Syrian refugees travel to the Greek islands from – there is a very narrow, very short journey that they can take to get to what is considered Greece. The reason why we see so... Читать далее
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Which former no-go country should be my next holiday destination?

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Stephen Eastwood
Professor of Tourism and International Development, University of Brighton. @Mar...  · 2 декабря 2016
The main ones that come to mind are Mozambique, for its white sandy beaches, and Myanmar, for its culture – I find both of those places fascinating. Mozambique is a post-civil conflict destination, one of the poorest and most underdeveloped countries in the world. They’ve recently... Читать далее
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What is the two-state solution for Israel/Palestine, and can it work?

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TheQSTN.com Team
Head of Programme of International Relations and Human Rights at Regents...  · 22 ноября 2016
The two state solution is the idea of territory shared between a Jewish state of Israel and a Palestinian state. The solution was based on the idea that the two groups of people lived in the same territory, but separated, with both of them entertaining sovereignty. It was first... Читать далее
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