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Reimagining Neutrality and its Research
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Reimagining Neutrality and its Research

2024 International Academic Conference Kyoto UniversityOctober 23 – 25, 2024 Call for Papers Neutrality is an age-old idea. We find it across different periods and cultures. From Thucydides in ancient Greece and Kautilya in the Maurya Empire to more or less every modern war since the creation of the Westphalian system. It exists in many forms…

A Duty of the Citizens of the World to Stop the Carnage of Human Beings by the State of Israel: A Call for Universal Practical Activism

The following is a letter by an anonymous viewer of the neutrality studies youtube channel, published here for the purpose of an open discussion. To send your own letter, please contact the editor. Letters to the Editor do not reflect the opinions of neutralitystudies.com or its editors. All views are those expressed by the author….

Thailand’s Ideological Divide and the US-China Rivalry

Thailand’s Ideological Divide and the US-China Rivalry

In Thailand’s democratic history, no foreign influence was ever as impactful in shaping the country’s political structure as that of the United States. Bilateral relations peaked during the anti-communist alliance during the Vietnam War. But despite Thailand’s geopolitical neutrality since then, the Sino-US rivalry is being recontextualized under the country’s ideological divide.

Turkmen Neutrality: A Way to Survive

Turkmen Neutrality: A Way to Survive

On December 12, 2023, Turkmenistan celebrated the 28th anniversary of its neutrality. Since the UN General Assembly adopted a special resolution on Turkmenistan’s Permanent Neutrality in 1995, the principle has become a key feature of Ashgabat’s foreign policy, squaring several geopolitical circles for the young state. A geopolitically difficult position.

Georgia in the New Balance Of Power

Georgia in the New Balance Of Power

Morality and international politics do not mix easily. For good reason. War is the distinguishing trait of relations among states. And war is all about killing and maiming other human beings. Of course, war is episodic rather than continuous. But the ubiquity of conflict situations remains the hallmark of inter-state relations. Violence is omnipresent – in mind if not in act.

Assessment of Nuclear Conflict Risks at the Present Geopolitical Climate

The following is a letter by an anonymous viewer of the neutrality studies youtube channel, published here for the purpose of an open discussion. To send your own letter, please contact the editor. Letters to the Editor do not reflect the opinions of neutralitystudies.com or its editors. All views are those expressed by the author….

In Support of Switzerland’s Neutrality Initiative
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In Support of Switzerland’s Neutrality Initiative

A group of engaged citizens in Switzerland has started the process for a political initiative with the goal of writing a definition of the country’s signature foreign policy into its constitution. If the initiative is signed by 100’000 eligible voters by May 2024, this will lead to a mandatory referendum in a few years time….