NAIMUN LXI 2024 | Washington D.C. 2024-02-15 | 2024-02-15 | mymun

Conference

Washington D.C., United States

Feb 15 - Feb 18, 2024

$101.70

3300 delegates expected

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Delegates

May 7, 2023 - Feb 19, 2024

Faculty Advisor

May 7, 2023 - Feb 1, 2024

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Dear advisors, delegates, and friends of NAIMUN, 

Greetings from Washington, D.C.! As the Secretary-General and Executive Director of NAIMUN LXI, we cannot wait to welcome you to the 61st iteration of the North American Invitational Model United Nations, held at the Washington Hilton from February 15-18, 2024. For more information regarding this year's conference, please reference our website: naimun.modelun.org

At this time, NAIMUN LXI has reached its full conference capacity, and we are no longer accepting applications. 

If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns regarding the upcoming conference, please do not hesitate to contact our Director of Registration, Roma Jha, at naimun@modelun.org

All the best, 

Romita Chattaraj and Daniel Wachman

Executive Director and Secretary-General, NAIMUN LXI

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Committees

General Assemblies: World Trade Organization (WTO)
General Assemblies: International Organization for Migration (IOM), 1975 - Double Delegation
Economic & Social Councils: Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) - Double Delegation
Economic & Social Councils: Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) - Double Delegation
Economic & Social Councils: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) - Double Delegation
Economic & Social Councils: United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD)
Economic & Social Councils: African Union (AU) - Double Delegation
Economic & Social Councils: Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) - Double Delegation
Economic & Social Councils: Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) - Double Delegation
Historical Crisis: JCC: Boxer Rebellion, 1899: Chinese Court
Historical Crisis: JCC: Boxer Rebellion, 1899: Eight-Nation Alliance
Historical Crisis: “Ireland, Unfree, Shall Never Be at Peace": The First Dáil Éireann, 1919
Historical Crisis: Retracting Radcliffe: Sindh Partition, 1947
Historical Crisis: X Marks the Spot: Ming Treasure Voyages, 1403
Historical Crisis: Las Soldaderas: Heroines of the Mexican Revolution, 1910
Historical Crisis: Giustizia e LibertĂ : Italian National Liberation Committee, 1943
Contemporary Crisis: United Nations Security Council: Albanian Civil War, 1997 - Double Delegation
Contemporary Crisis: The Highest of "Steaks": JBS S.A. Board of Directors, 2017
Contemporary Crisis: "Fowl" Weather: Operation Thunderball, 2019
Contemporary Crisis: Fission Française: Tahiti Antinuclear Movement, 1995
Contemporary Crisis: The Fall of Kafala: Global Union Federation on Qatari Labor Rights, 2018
Contemporary Crisis: From 1MDB to IMDb: 1Malaysia Development Berhad Scandal, 2015
Contemporary Crisis: Dangerous Precedent, No President: Lebanese Cabinet, 2014
Non-Traditionals: Ad hoc Committee of the Secretary-General
Non-Traditionals: Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), 2024
Non-Traditionals: International Court of Justice (ICJ)
Non-Traditionals: Press Corps
Non-Traditionals: Apna Time Aayega: Azadi Records, 2022
Non-Traditionals: Freezing Cold Assets: The Icelandic Financial Collapse, 2008
Non-Traditionals: JCC: Basque Independence, 1981: Gabinete del Primer Ministro Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo
Non-Traditionals: JCC: Basque Independence, 1981: Cabinet du Président François Mitterrand
National Security Apparatus: The Third Taiwan Strait Crisis, 1993: United States National Security Council
National Security Apparatus: The Third Taiwan Strait Crisis, 1993: United States Defense Policy Board
National Security Apparatus: The Third Taiwan Strait Crisis, 1993: Taiwan National Development Conference
National Security Apparatus: The Third Taiwan Strait Crisis, 1993: Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party
National Security Apparatus: The Third Taiwan Strait Crisis, 1993: People's Liberation Army
General Assemblies: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - Double Delegation
General Assemblies: First Committee: Disarmament and International Security (DISEC)
General Assemblies: Third Committee: Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian (SOCHUM)
General Assemblies: Fourth Committee: Special Political and Decolonization (SPECPOL)
Economic & Social Councils: British House of Commons (BHOC)
General Assemblies: 27th Special Session of the General Assembly, 2002: World Summit for Children - Double Delegation
General Assemblies: World Trade Organization (WTO)
General Assemblies: International Organization for Migration (IOM), 1975 - Double Delegation
Economic & Social Councils: Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) - Double Delegation
Economic & Social Councils: Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) - Double Delegation
Economic & Social Councils: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) - Double Delegation
Economic & Social Councils: United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD)
Economic & Social Councils: African Union (AU) - Double Delegation
Economic & Social Councils: Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) - Double Delegation
Economic & Social Councils: Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) - Double Delegation
Historical Crisis: JCC: Boxer Rebellion, 1899: Chinese Court
Historical Crisis: JCC: Boxer Rebellion, 1899: Eight-Nation Alliance
Historical Crisis: “Ireland, Unfree, Shall Never Be at Peace": The First Dáil Éireann, 1919
Historical Crisis: Retracting Radcliffe: Sindh Partition, 1947
Historical Crisis: X Marks the Spot: Ming Treasure Voyages, 1403
Historical Crisis: Las Soldaderas: Heroines of the Mexican Revolution, 1910
Historical Crisis: Giustizia e LibertĂ : Italian National Liberation Committee, 1943
Contemporary Crisis: United Nations Security Council: Albanian Civil War, 1997 - Double Delegation
Contemporary Crisis: The Highest of "Steaks": JBS S.A. Board of Directors, 2017
Contemporary Crisis: "Fowl" Weather: Operation Thunderball, 2019
Contemporary Crisis: Fission Française: Tahiti Antinuclear Movement, 1995
Contemporary Crisis: The Fall of Kafala: Global Union Federation on Qatari Labor Rights, 2018
Contemporary Crisis: From 1MDB to IMDb: 1Malaysia Development Berhad Scandal, 2015
Contemporary Crisis: Dangerous Precedent, No President: Lebanese Cabinet, 2014
Non-Traditionals: Ad hoc Committee of the Secretary-General
Non-Traditionals: Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), 2024
Non-Traditionals: International Court of Justice (ICJ)
Non-Traditionals: Press Corps
Non-Traditionals: Apna Time Aayega: Azadi Records, 2022
Non-Traditionals: Freezing Cold Assets: The Icelandic Financial Collapse, 2008
Non-Traditionals: JCC: Basque Independence, 1981: Gabinete del Primer Ministro Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo
Non-Traditionals: JCC: Basque Independence, 1981: Cabinet du Président François Mitterrand
National Security Apparatus: The Third Taiwan Strait Crisis, 1993: United States National Security Council
National Security Apparatus: The Third Taiwan Strait Crisis, 1993: United States Defense Policy Board
National Security Apparatus: The Third Taiwan Strait Crisis, 1993: Taiwan National Development Conference
National Security Apparatus: The Third Taiwan Strait Crisis, 1993: Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party
National Security Apparatus: The Third Taiwan Strait Crisis, 1993: People's Liberation Army
General Assemblies: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - Double Delegation
General Assemblies: First Committee: Disarmament and International Security (DISEC)
General Assemblies: Third Committee: Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian (SOCHUM)
General Assemblies: Fourth Committee: Special Political and Decolonization (SPECPOL)
Economic & Social Councils: British House of Commons (BHOC)
General Assemblies: 27th Special Session of the General Assembly, 2002: World Summit for Children - Double Delegation
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The World Trade Organization (WTO) establishes the rules of global commerce. Its original mission was to promote trade liberalization by encouraging its member states to lower their import barriers an...

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is a UN agency focused on issues concerning migration, including displaced people, refugees, and migrant workers. This committee, set in 1975, will b...

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The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) with the purpose of promoting gender equality and women’s rights globally. Togethe...

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The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) is a coalition of coastal states that are particularly vulnerable to the consequences of climate change while contributing the least to global greenhouse ga...

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The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is a UN regional commission established in 1984 to promote the economic ideas of liberalization. In addition to collaborating with o...

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The United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) is a body under the UN Economic and Social Council which debates issues related to science, technology, and development. ...

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The African Union (AU) is a continental organization founded in 2002 to promote unity, cooperation, and development among African nations. The mission of the AU, whose 55 member states cover the entir...

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The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) is a multilateral development financial institution established in 1975 to foster economic development and social progress in its member countries. With headquarter...

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Due to a series of unequal treaties, China was essentially divided into areas of influence between various European nations, wherein these states conducted trade and various missionary activities. Fol...

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Due to a series of unequal treaties, China was essentially divided into areas of influence between various European nations, wherein these states conducted trade and various missionary activities. Fol...

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In 1918, following the end of World War I, Ireland was granted an election with greatly expanded suffrage by the British government. The result: overwhelming defeat for the moderate Irish Parliamentar...

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In British India, the Sindh province was majority Muslim, with the Muslim League winning provincial representation in the final Indian elections under British colonial rule in 1946. As the movement fo...

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In 1403, at the height of the Ming Dynasty's power, Emperor Yongle ordered the construction of a grand treasure fleet. This fleet was intended to project Chinese power, strength, and wealth to the kno...

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In 1910, Mexico was plunged into an almost decade-long war that was ignited by popular discontent with dictator Porfirio Díaz’s elitist policies. The conflict brought together distinct revolutionary f...

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After the fall of Mussolini in summer of 1943, an ideologically diverse coalition of Christian democrats, liberals, socialists, and communists joined together to form the Comitato di Liberazione Nazio...

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In 1992, Albania, a former state in the USSR, conducted their first free elections and began the transition to a market economy. It wasn’t long, though, before the rudimentary financial system became ...

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Initially established in 1953 as a slaughtering business, the Brazilian company of JBS SA has grown to be the largest supplier of animal protein in the world and the second-largest producer of beef an...

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Operation Thunderball was a series of global missions in 2019 to free both poached animals and illegally trafficked products. Coming after Operation Thunderbird in 2017, Thunderball operated out of Si...

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Between 1966 and 1996, France conducted 193 nuclear tests in French Polynesia. One of these tests, codenamed “Centaure,” was intended to be launched on the uninhabited atoll of Mururoa in 1974, roughl...

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In November of 2017, the Qatar government signed an agreement with the International Labor Organization (ILO) to address labor exploitation within the country and conform to global labor standards. Th...

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In 2009, after Najib Rasak became Prime Minister of Malaysia, the 1Malaysia Development Berhad Fund was set up to promote economic development within the country. Over the next few years, the fund inv...

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In May 2014, a fifth failed attempt to elect a successor to Lebanese President Michel Suleiman before his term expired left a national political vacuum. Merely 48 hours before Suleiman was expected to...

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The Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary-General at NAIMUN brings the most competitive crisis delegates from around the world to compete in a specially-designed simulation that combines fast-paced and ex...

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Carrying on one of NAIMUN’s well-valued traditions, the Supreme Court of the United States committee places delegates in the positions of the justices and advocates as they discuss the year’s most pre...

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The United Nations is the foremost institution in the world for securing and maintaining international peace. It was created to protect nations, groups, and individuals from persecution and human righ...

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Press Corps allows delegates to obtain first-hand experience reporting on committees and writing hard news and feature pieces as the stories break. Each delegate will assume the position of a unique m...

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This committee focuses on Azadi Records, a record label founded in 2019 that features a slate of new, up-and-coming rappers and hip hop artists. Created to provide a space for artists to produce inten...

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Iceland’s 2008 banking collapse was the largest experienced by any country in history, relative to the size of its economy. As the rest of the world neared the end of the 2007-2008 global financial cr...

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Blurb on the concept of Trilingual JCC: NAIMUN traditionally runs a Spanish/English bilingual committee in the Non-Traditionals organ, providing an innovative and uniquely accessible committee experie...

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Blurb on the concept of Trilingual JCC: NAIMUN traditionally runs a Spanish/English bilingual committee in the Non-Traditionals organ, providing an innovative and uniquely accessible committee experie...

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President Clinton’s National Security Council (NSC), like all those before it, suffered from issues in policy coordination and bureaucratic obstacles. Domestic politics, now dominated by a Republican ...

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Established in 1972, the Defense Policy Board serves to provide the Secretary of Defense independent, informed advice on American defense policy. The Board is oriented towards planning the DoD’s strat...

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Taiwan, officially the Republic of China, is in a pivotal moment in its history. With its first direct presidential election coming up in 1996, the Kuomintang (KMT) is under its first real threat of l...

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The Politburo, the principal decision-making body for the Chinese Communist Party, consists of 24 officials who oversee party and central government affairs. Though its authority has been challenged b...

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The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is the principal military force of the People's Republic of China (PRC). Historically, the PLA has suffered from fundamental problems in its power projection and cap...

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes international cooperation in education, science, culture, and ...

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The First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly: Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) convenes every year to discuss issues related to nuclear weapons, weapons of mass d...

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The Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly: Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM) discusses issues regarding human rights and other humanitarian problems. Its primary r...

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The Fourth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly: Special Political Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL) targets various political issues, including decolonization and its effects, as well as...

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The British House of Commons is a chamber of the UK Parliament where 650 elected Members of Parliament (MPs) gather to debate and pass laws, scrutinize government policies, and overall, represent the ...

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In May 2002, a special session of the General Assembly convened, serving as a follow-up to the 1990 World Summit for Children, which adopted the Declaration on the Survival, Protection, and Developmen...

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Expanding Trade Capacity in Agriculture

Pharmaceuticals & Intellectual Property Rights

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Forced Migration

Violence Against Migrant Women

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The Feminization of Poverty

Structural Violence and Femicide

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Natural Disaster Resilience in the Pacific

SIDS’ Right to Water

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Improving Health Equity for Indigenous People

Erosion of Election Security

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The STEM Gap: Bridging Gender Discrepancies

The Role of AI in Sustainable Development

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The Natural Resource Curse in Africa

The Democratization of Africa

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Technical Development of Employment Opportunities

Resource Mobilization for Emergency Relief in Yemen

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The Blue Economy: Balancing Trade and the Environment

The Mediterranean as a Gateway for Refugees

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Future of the Qing Dynasty

Providing Support to the Boxer Movement

Pushing Back Against Foreign Influence

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Rethinking Missionary Efforts

Economic Responses to the Boxer Movement

Political Responses to the Boxer Movement

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Gaining Independence from Great Britain

Achieving International Recognition and Building An Irish State

Averting Civil War

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Prioritizing Local Needs in the National Debate on Partition

Overcoming British Interference in Indian Politics

Sindh’s Future: Autonomy or Integration?

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The Emperor of Perpetual Happiness and The Tributary System

Politics on the Maritime Silk Road

Legacy of the Treasure Voyages

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Gendered Violence and Exploitation

Securing Labor and Political Rights

Women’s Post-Conflict Representation and Leadership

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Coordinating the Resistance

Governing After Liberation and Republic or Monarchy?

Italy on the World Stage

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Addressing Economic Devastation and Funding State-Sponsored Reimbursements

Preventing the Spread of Unrest Beyond Albania’s Borders

Restoring the Rule of Law and Providing Humanitarian Aid

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Repairing the Global Public Image of JBS S.A. and Addressing the Collusion of Board Members with Brazilian Legislators

Responding to “Operation Bullish” and Investigating Illegal Financing

Moving Forward: Internal Restructuring and Building Ethical Supply Chains Internationally

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Coordinating the Rescue of Trafficked Animals

Decreasing Global Demand for Illegally Derived Animal Products

Promoting International Awareness of Animal Conservation

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Expanding the Impact and Scale of the Protests and Improving Nuclear Impacts in French Polynesia

Determining the Status of Foreign Travelers and the International Airport

Determining the Future of French Presence & Coordinating with International Allies

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Labor Camps and Working Conditions

Migrant Worker Protections & Unionization

FIFA and Foreign Relations

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Bringing Charges Against Implicated Individuals and Corporations

Addressing Unrest within Malaysia

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Ending the Presidential Vacuum and Ameliorating Sectarian and Political Divisions

Addressing the Political, Economic, and Humanitarian Consequences of the Influx of Syrian and Palestinian Refugees

Maintaining the Stability of the Democratic Electoral System and Preventing Future Political Crises

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To Be Released at the Start of Session I

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Lindke v. Freed

Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo

Acheson Hotels LLC v. Laufer

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Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons (1995)

Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

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The Modern Indian Music Industry and the Role of Independent Studios

Crackdowns on Freedom of Speech in Modern India

Leveraging Music as a Means of Political Expression

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Rehabilitating and Reinforcing Iceland’s Banking System

Addressing Political Unrest and Reactionary Movements

Reconsidering and Restoring Iceland’s Place in the World

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Breaking the ETA’s Support Network in France

Addressing Discontent Over ETA Attacks and the Amnesty Declaration

Legitimizing the Spanish Government in Light of Franco’s Legacy

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Addressing Discontent over ETA Attacks and the French Response

Disagreements Between the French and Spanish Governments

Implementing the Policy Goals of the New Socialist Government

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US Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region and Global Democratization and Alliance-Building

Economic Recovery After 1990-1991 Recession

Presidential Perception in Light of the Upcoming Election

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Role of the Military in a Post-Cold War Order

1996 Fiscal Year Budgeting

Redefining How the Resources of the Military Can be Used During Peacetime

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Independence vs. The One China Policy

Navigating the Possibility of Full Democratic Transition

Security Relationship with the United States

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Defining Chinese Communism Post-1989 and Navigating Economic Transition

Addressing Corruption within the Party Apparatus and the Government

National Security and Espionage

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Eliminating Corruption in Government

Democracy Movements within China

Territorial Security in the First Island Chain

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Deep Sea Mining & Biodiversity of the Sea Floor

Governance of Online Misinformation

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Water Weaponization

Addressing Remnants and Effects of Armed Conflicts

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Impact of Drug Trafficking in Latin America and the Caribbean

Arbitrary Deprivation of Civil Liberties

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Neocolonialism in Development Loan Programs

Evaluating Special Political Missions in the Middle East

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Modern Reparations in Caribbean States

Rising Childcare Costs and Maternal Stigmas

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Protecting Children from Harm and Exploitation

Advancing Comprehensive Development for Every Child

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