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Future Atlas on South Sudan Facebook Campaign

By Martin W. Lewis | April 27, 2012 | 4 Comments

Future Atlas has an interesting new post on a campaign for the recognition of South Sudan—one that petitions not a government but rather Facebook to acknowledge the new country. The same post also discusses the problematic nature of the U.S. Postal Service’s “drop down” geographical menu, which includes such obscure places as the tiny Spanish exclave of Peñón de Vélez …

Mongolia and Taiwan: Geopolitical Ambiguity Squared

By Martin W. Lewis | March 17, 2010 | 2 Comments

As noted yesterday, Taiwan is recognized as the legitimate government of “China” by some two dozen countries. Most are small states in the Pacific, the Caribbean, and Central America. Taiwan has had no success in securing or maintaining recognition by other Asian countries. Most Asian states are too large to be swayed by aid

Taiwan and the Pacific: Contracting for Recognition

By Martin W. Lewis | March 16, 2010 | One Comment

On March 15, 2010, a number of newspapers announced that Taiwanese President Ma Ying-Jeou would visit his country’s allies in the South Pacific: Nauru, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Palau, Tuvalu, and Solomon Islands. Such headlines were doubly wrong. The region specified is not exactly in the South Pacific, and the countries mentioned are not exactly

South Ossetia Gains Recognition

By Martin W. Lewis | December 27, 2009 | 2 Comments

South Ossetia is a self-declared independent country located in what the United States and most of the international community regards as Georgian territory. It has functioned as an autonomous client state of Russia ever since the breakup of the Soviet Union in

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