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Moral Cowardice

International relations is a difficult job to manage. You are forced to do and say things that you do not want to do in order to prevent worse evils. I appreciate this problem. I appreciate, for example, the fact that the U.S. does not want to come down unambiguously on the side of defending Taiwan …

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What is a Religious War?

Today’s article comes from an interesting place: a discussion of religious conflict in Israel, published 3 days before the Palestinian attack. Even more surprising, it is not about a religious conflict between Jews and Muslims, but one among Jews. The subject is a statement by an Orthodox member of the Knesset that the current social …

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Separatist States and Turkey: Nagorno-Karabakh and North Cyprus

An article in a Greek online journal calls out Turkey for being incosistent in its support for sovereignty: it helped end the separatist state of Nagorno-Karabakh, yet it continues to support Northern Cyprus. This discussion does not concern the Peace of Westphalia directly; it is, at most, about sovereignty, which Westphalia was not about. On …

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