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Trump and International Law: Making Hegel Great Again?

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Trump and International Law: Making Hegel Great Again? by Ralph Janik [Ralph Janik is a researcher at the University of Vienna Faculty of Law, Department of European, International and Comparative Law.] The presidency of Donald Trump obviously has a manifest impact on international law. After all, he and his administration do …

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Bower: Norms Without the Great Powers

Bower: Norms Without the Great Powers Adam Bower (Univ. of St. Andrews – International Relations) has published Norms Without the Great Powers: International Law and Changing Social Standards in World Politics (Oxford Univ. Press 2017). Here’s the abstract: Can multilateral treaties succeed in transforming conduct when they are rejected by …

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Ukraine Rebels Celebrate Victory at Strategic City With a Festive Rally

Pro-Russian rebels rallied in Lenin Square in Donetsk, Ukraine, on Monday. Morale is high among the separatists after they pushed the Ukrainian army out of Debaltseve.

Ukraine Rebels Celebrate Victory at Strategic City With a Festive Rally DONETSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian rebels celebrated their recent victory at Debaltseve with a festive rally on Monday in Donetsk, the main city they control, where soldiers received medals in Lenin Square and the crowd cheered and waved Soviet flags. …

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Crimea: Does “The West“ Now Pay the Price for Kosovo?

Crimea: Does “The West“ Now Pay the Price for Kosovo? There is a lingering sentiment on this blog (see the posts by Nico Krisch and Christian Marxsen) that “the Kosovo issue” has facilitated the blatant violations of international law recently committed by Russia with regard to Crimea (notably the unlawful …

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Important Cases Against Russia before the European Court

Important Cases Against Russia before the European Court Just before the holidays the European Court of Human Rights rendered two important decisions in cases against the Russian Federation. First, a Chamber declared admissible the second interstate application filed by Georgia against Russia (Georgia v. Russia No. 2, App. No. 38263/08, …

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Russia’s Arctic Policy

Russia’s Arctic PolicyThe maritime border delimitation deal between Russia and Norway sensationally announced by President Dmitri Medvedev in Oslo on 27 April 2010 and signed in Murmansk on 15 September 2010 warrants a re-appraisal of Russia’s Arctic policy. Moscow’s policy is shaped by a dynamic interplay of poorly compatible Russian …

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Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Minsk Agreement

Signed by the heads of state of Belarus, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine on December 8, 1991. PREAMBLE We, the Republic of Belarus, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Ukraine, as founder states of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), which signed the 1922 Union Treaty, further described …

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