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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]


Angelika Nußberger

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 August 2019

Sovereignty — Self-determination — Recognition of states — States, independence — State succession — Statehood, legitimacy — Armed forces — Collective security — Disarmament — Humanitarian intervention — Peace treaties — Weapons

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The Russian Federation (‘RF’) as the continuator State of the Soviet Union is one of the major players in international relations, especially on the basis of its veto power in the Security Council ( United Nations, Security Council ) and its nuclear potential, and exerts a dominant influence on the development of international law. As the centre of the socialist block and the main opponent of the United States of America during the Cold War (1947–91) the Soviet Union had tried to define specific rules of international law on the basis of the socialist doctrine,...
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