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The State of Secession in International Politics

The State of Secession in International Politics

The proliferation of sovereign states has been a defining feature of the post World War II era. We are living in an age of secession.

Anarchy in the UK? Debating the Scottish Referendum Aftermath: Part 1

Anarchy in the UK? Debating the Scottish Referendum Aftermath: Part 1

The UK public have an appetite for change but not for unpredictability. That makes the whole process a political minefield running up to the 2015 General Election.

‘A Slippery Slope?’ The Impact of Scottish Independence on Wales

‘A Slippery Slope?’ The Impact of Scottish Independence on Wales

With different historical legacies, independence for Scotland would not mean the same for Wales. Though, it might well instigate a break-up of Britain into component, federal parts.

Scotland, Independence and the European Union

Scotland, Independence and the European Union

An unusual situation exists where there seems to be no formal mechanism within the EU over what would happen if Scotland separated from the UK and sought EU membership.

Sudan and South Sudan Still Suffering the Consequences of Divorce

Sudan and South Sudan Still Suffering the Consequences of Divorce

Less than a year following the break up of Sudan into two sovereign republics, it is ticking all the boxes of a bitter and nasty dissolution of marriage.

The 2011 Scottish General Election: Implications for Scotland and for Britain

The 2011 Scottish General Election: Implications for Scotland and for Britain

There is an urgent sense that something massive happened on 5 May, Scotland came close to becoming a one-party state. Independence has in my mind been a practical option for nearly 40 years. Now suddenly, independence is a likelihood. There is a new political landscape.

What the End of Civil War Means for Sri Lanka, and Why it Should Matter to the Rest of the World

What the End of Civil War Means for Sri Lanka, and Why it Should Matter to the Rest of the World

Five years before Hezbollah, ten years before Al Qaeda and Hamas, and 15 years before the Taliban, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam was founded in northern Sri Lanka in 1976, beginning life as one of many militias fighting for Tamil independence from the predominantly Sinhalese Sri Lanka

Assessing the Legality of Kosovo’s Declaration of Independence

On February 17, 2008, the parliament of Kosovo declared Kosovo’s independence from Serbia. This essay considers whether the declaration of independence and the recognition by various states of that declaration can be justified under existing international law.

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