Today, the Syrian events with their casualties instigate a thorny debate over the necessity of humanitarian military intervention by the global community as well as the problems brought about by the similar moves in the past. While some academicians support the concept of humanitarian intervention mostly on moral and ethical grounds, others view this notion problematic in many aspects. Throughout the...

The South China Sea, located at the heart of East Asia, has long been considered a region with significant risk of a conflict outbreak, since claims on it by seven countries overlap: PR China, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, and Brunei. Its route encompasses a total of $5.3 trillion worth of trade. The sea basin contains approximately 11 billion barrels worth of oil and 190 cubic trillions...

In recent years contemporary international relations have been marked by a relatively new political phenomenon – the "language of sanctions”, which manifests itself in international isolation and economic pressure on different states. It seems too simple to explain the increased interest of the world community. Today, in the era of globalization, when there is a gradual transformation of...

The recent visit of the famous Russian opera singer Lyubov Kazarnovskaya to Nagorno-Karabakh without the permission of Azerbaijani authorities once more raised concern and questions on Azerbaijan`s black list. Debates on the necessity of the list of people declaredpersonae non grataein Azerbaijan because of their visits to Nagorno-Karabakh come up from time to time.   What is Nagorno-Karabakh...

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