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Hydro-Politics and the Dynamics of the Shifting Ethio-Egyptian Hydropolitical Relations

  • Yayew Genet Chekol
The foremost intent of this article is to investigate the major dynamics that are changing in Ethio-Egyptian hydropolitical relations. To attain this objective the researcher employed case study design, primary and secondary sources of data, and purposive sampling techniques. Despite the fact that perpetual...

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Unregulated Migration and Nigeria-EU Relations

  • Kingsley Emeka Ezemenaka
This article presents the social and political causes of Nigeria-EU migration issues concerning unregulated migration that has been affecting the EU. This was done through qualitative and quantitative methodology, which includes interviews, data gathering and documentary analysis. From the findings and...

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Trends in Investment Treaty Making: Finding Balance between National Sovereignty and Investment Protection

  • Martin Karas
The debate over the prevalence of nation states as the main actors in the international arena has been going on for the past 40 years. This article focuses on a single aspect of the debate, namely the national sovereignty of states within the neoliberal investment regimes. The argument I make in this...

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From Negative to Positive Peace in Western Balkans: A Case for Eclectic Theory

  • Miroslava Kulkova
This article analyses a qualitative transformation of relations between the Balkan states since the dissolution of the SFR Yugoslavia in the 90´s until 2008. It argues that military presence and interventions of external powers were enough to make the belligerents fold weapons and thus spread the negative...

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The Democratization Potential of the Middle Class in Russia

  • Jan Švec
The paper on the case study of the contemporary regime in Russia questions the classical theory of the positive influence of middle classes on democratization processes. The author introduces arguments for the following three hypotheses. (1) An essential part of the middle class in Russia is dependent...

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Borderlines, Natural Resources and Conflicts: Towards a Territorial Materialism of Boundary Disputes in East Africa

  • Al Chukwuma Okoli
  • Elias Chukwuemeka Ngwu
This article seeks to examine the phenomenon of boundary disputes in East Africa. By way of a case-study approach, guided by the theory of territorial materialism, the study posits that the ‘colonial causation’ narrative, exemplified in the ethnic partitioning/disintegration hypothesis, does not wholly...

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Regionalism in World Politics: Interrogating the Relevance of the Economic Community of West African States in Global Political Economy

  • Chikodiri Nwangwu
  • Chukwuemeka Enyiazu
  • Ejikeme Jombo Nwagwu
  • Christian C. Ezeibe
Globalisation has promoted the connections among sovereign states in the international political economy. Despite the preponderance of neo-protectionist tendencies in the United States and some European countries, the import of regionalism in global political economy has not waned. While economic regionalism...

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Modi’s Cultural Diplomacy and Role of Indian Diaspora

  • Junuguru Srinivas
Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came into the helm of affairs, he has stressed the role of the Indian Diaspora in Indian foreign policy making because he had realized the importance of the Diaspora in his development strategy. More than 25 million members of the Indian Diaspora are scattered...

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Comparative Analysis of the Hybrid Tactics Application by the Russian Federation in Conflicts with Georgia and Ukraine

  • Lesіa Dorosh
  • Olha Ivasechko
  • JarynaTurchyn
The essence and main characteristics of the hybrid war are reviewed as a means of destroying the enemy country from inside due to the effective combination of conventional armed forces, subversion, propaganda, and dissemination of misinformation. The hybrid tactics used by the Russian Federation in Ukraine...

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The ‘War on Drugs’ Concept as the Basis for Combating Drugs in the Western Hemisphere

  • Arkadiy Alekseevich Eremin
  • Oleg Konstantinovich Petrovich-Belkin
The article attempts to critically evaluate a controversial transnational phenomenon in the Western hemisphere, known as the ‘War on Drugs’. Started by Richard Nixon to regain the support of his electorate, it has continued to dominate anti-drug policies in the Americas until now. In this article, the...

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Kinds of Democracy: New Models of Federal Republics and Multi-Level Governments

  • Christopher Portosa Stevens
In “Kinds of Democracy,” I vary the kind of democracy across levels in multi-level governments and federations. Varying the kind of democracy from level to level produces new competitive structures (and also new kinds of political complexity), such as producing opportunity structures for political parties...

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Author Meets Critics Symposium: Discussion on Legacies of Totalitarianism

  • Krzysztof Brzechczyn
  • Michał Kwiecień
  • Grzegorz Lewicki
  • Cristina Petrescu
  • Dragoş Petrescu
  • Rafał Paweł Wierzchosławski
  • Aviezer Tucker
The symposium on the book Legacies of Totalitarianism by Aviezer Tucker was part of the conference Between Enslavement and Resistance: Attitudes toward Communism in East European Societies (1945-1989) held in Poznań, Poland (June 15-16, 2018). The conference and the symposium were organized by the Institute...

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Post-ISIS Iraq and the Shia Armed Groups

  • Kardo Rached
  • Ahmed Omar Bali
The political environment of Iraq in the period from 2011-2014 experienced a great degree of turbulence. Many Sunni tribes in the Anbar, Ramadi and Salahadin regions organized a daily protest against the central government, accusing it of being sectarian. Gradually, these protests become more popular,...

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Ukrainian State-Building Redux: Triangular Role Performance Under Kuchma

  • Vladislav Strnad
  • Nik Hynek
The article systematically analyses the Ukrainian behaviour within the EU-Ukraine-Russia triangle during the presidency of Leonid Kuchma (1994-2004). As it is shown, this was a period to which the origins of many recent, and tumultuous, developments can be traced. We utilise an interdisciplinary Foreign...

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Messianic Narrations in Contemporary Russian Statecraft and Foreign Policy

  • Ostap Kushnir
The article aims to uncover the nature and distinctive features of the contemporary messianic narrations in the Russian public discourse, as well as estimate their impact on the actual policy-making. For this reason, the article scrutinizes the political philosophy of Aleksandr Dugin, Nataliia Narochnitskaia,...

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The Legal Mechanisms of Ensuring Regional Cooperation in Combatting Crime Within the Framework of the Council of Europe: Experience of Ukraine

  • Andrii Voitsikhovskyi
  • Oleksandr Bakumov
  • Olena Ustymenko
  • Mykola Marchuk
Implementation of legal reform in Ukraine, the content of which can be defined as a gradual movement towards a democratic and rule of law state, makes the problem of counteraction to crime especially relevant. Nowadays it is the object of broad regulatory measures, in particular, international and legal...

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Small States in Great Power Politics: Understanding the “Buffer Effect”

  • Ksenia A. Efremova
This paper deals with the concept of “small states” as opposed to “great powers”. Both concepts are considered to be ideal types with peculiar behaviour characteristics. It is argued that in certain circumstances (i.e. within a “buffer system”) small states may affect the behaviour of great powers in...

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Japan’s Security and the South Sudan Engagement: Internal and External Constraints on Japanese Military Rise Reconsidered

  • Michal Kolmaš
The article aims to understand the practical relevance of Shinzo Abe’s recent security changes and their role in Abe’s general security strategy. It argues that although Shinzo Abe’s goal is a revision of Japan’s post-war security posture, there is still a plethora of legal, normative (popular) and practical...

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The Role of Non-Governmental Organisations in Development Tourism Sector: A Comparative Study Between Bulgaria and Egypt

  • Petya Ivanova
  • Mahmoud Khalifa
There are two main parts of the article that present the Bulgarian and Egyptian non-governmental organisations in the field of tourism. The legislative framework and conditions for registration of such organisations as well as their role in the overall management of tourism in both countries differ. Special...

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Terrorism Situations and its Challenges to European Union: A Longitudinal Statistical Analysis

  • Zeren Langjia
  • Jian Shi
Terrorism is increasingly threatening world peace and stability, not least during the post-9/11 era. In particular, viewed from Europe’s geographical proximity to areas of conflicts, terrorism is a greater menace to European continental peace, security and stability. As a natural consequence, terrorism...

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Juridical Review of Mastering and Utilization of Land Rights Based on Land Letters (Skt) Connected with Mining Business Licenses (Iup) Based on Law of Number 4 the Year 2009 Regarding Mineral and Coal Mining

  • Daniel Hendrawan
  • S.H.
  • M.Hum
  • Yelma Nomida Alvisalia
  • S.H.
Minerals and coal as one of Indonesia's natural resources are used for the greatest prosperity of the people so that the state controls it. Based on Law No. 4 of 2009 on Mineral and Coal Mining, state control within the scope of business can be delegated to other parties within the Indonesian mining...

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Legal Aspects of Asset Valuation on Copyright as Part of Boedel (Countable-List) in the Process of Bankruptcy in Indonesia Following the Latest Copyright Law Act No. 28/2014

  • Christian Andersen
In Indonesia, recording activities of bankruptcy’s countable list by a curator are very limited when the conduct of legal proceedings pertaining to some intangible assets especially when we talk about Intellectual Property Right (IPR) from the submitted party of bankruptcy. Even though IPR is an asset...

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Privacy: An Overview of Indonesia Statutes Governing Lawful Interception

  • Sinta Dewi
The right to privacy is an issue that draws a lot of public attention, especially when associated with the frequent interceptions made by the state upon state citizen private communications in the course of legal enforcement. Yet, those state practices in the form of surveillance and interception of...

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The Corruption Court in Indonesia: History and Development

  • Elis Rusmiati
  • Nella Sumika Putri
  • Ijud Tajudin
The corruption eradication in Indonesia currently requires a faster,  more assertive, and more significant effort of settlement. One of the reformation efforts is made by the government through the establishment of corruption court. Since 2009, the corruption court has been existing as a special judicative...

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Legal Certainty in the Use of Certification of Trustworthiness by Indonesian E-Commerce Business

  • Muhamad Amirulloh
  • Vidya Noor Rachmadini
The development of information and communication technology has changed various patterns of human life, one of which is electronic commerce (e-commerce) which has many advantages but is also quite vulnerable to the problems and losses it causes. One of the problems that often occurs in Indonesia is the...

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The Force of Strategic Infrastructures: The Role of Public-Private-Partnership to Strengthen Sustainable Developments in Indonesia

  • Prita Amalia
  • Danrivanto Budhijanto
The Republic of Indonesia as greatest archipelago state in the world with over 260 million people, facing various of challenge in the infrastructure sector. Nowadays, the growth of infrastructures has been the focus of the Indonesian government. Infrastructure means not only for transporting people,...

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Use of Non-Disclosure Agreement as Legal Protection in Trade Secrets to Investment Security

  • Ranti Fauza Mayana Tanwir
  • Daniel Hendrawan
The world of investment and business is growing very rapidly. These developments occur both in Indonesia and internationally. Many investment actors want to keep the secrecy of the products or services they trade. Most of the things that these investors have are a novelty, but there are also not necessarily...

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Religious-Cosmic Based Philosophical Foundation of Environmental Development Law in Sundanese Local Wisdom

  • Mella Ismelina Farmas Rahayu
  • Anthon F. Susanto
  • Liya Sukma Muliya
The philosophical foundation of environmental development law in Indonesian society currently is still dominated by western philosophers who are capitalistic, liberalist and individual, who emphasize on human aspect as creatures who are free to exploit their living environment, so that it tends to be...

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Horizontal Consistency of the Settings of the Exception in Carrying Out a Notary’s Official Pledge

  • Agus Setiawan
Article 17 Law no. 8 of 2010 on Prevention and Eradication of Money Laundering Criminal Act (“LPEMLCA”) in conjunction with article 3 letter b. Government Regulations No. 43 of 2015 on Complainant in the Prevention and Eradication of Money Laundering Criminal Act (‘GR No. 43/2015’); it is obligatory...

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Legal Higher Education in Indonesia in Facing ASEAN Economic Community

  • Pan Lindawaty Suherman Sewu
The society’s need for law in the modern era is increasing; therefore, the need for Law graduates is increasing as well. Professions in the field of law are professions that appeal to many people in Indonesia. One of the reasons is because this profession is considered a profession with an income that...

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