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Rethinking International Organizations

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Rethinking International Organizations

We now live in an age where international organizations have become prominent, playing an active role in many areas on the world stage. In the decades following the conclusion of the Second World War in 1945, many new international organizations were established or updated with a variety of different objectives. These included promoting peace, fostering economic development, managing disputes among nations, and dramatically strengthening international law. Some of the most visible of these international organizations include the United Nations (UN), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Criminal Court (ICC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, the International...

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Why Nations Should Implement Free Trade Policies

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Why Nations Should Implement Free Trade Policies

It can be best stated that free trade provides the most benefits and stability to a nation’s economy over the long term. The vast majority of mainstream economists agree that this is the case, with many of them rejecting protectionist policies. Still, many people have blamed free trade policies for causing the loss of jobs in certain industries and for allowing companies to relocate overseas to better take advantage of cheap labor costs. While there is truth to these criticisms, countries that have implemented free trade policies have mostly seen tremendous economic growth, which has lifted millions of their citizens out...

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What is the Difference Between Unipolarity, Bipolarity, and Multipolarity?

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What is the Difference Between Unipolarity, Bipolarity, and Multipolarity?

In the complex field of international relations, the concept of polarity refers to the current power structure of nations on the international stage. There are three types of polarity systems: unipolarity, bipolarity, and multipolarity. Here is a simple definition of each of the terms: Unipolarity - a system in where a single nation holds dominance over much of the world; the United States found itself in this position after the Cold War, when the Soviet Union collapsed Bipolarity - an international system where two nations hold dominance over much of the world; this was the situation during the Cold War, when the...

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