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Somaliland’s Sovereignty and the Pandora Thesis

By Martin W. Lewis | May 18, 2010 | 3 Comments

Those opposed to diplomatic recognition of Somaliland often warn that violent secession movements could break out in other countries if separatist leaders see the possibility of gaining international legitimacy. The frequently deployed Pandora’s Box metaphor attributes substantial powers to diplomatic actions: by withholding

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