mini-state


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mini-state

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) same as microstate
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He writes: "She wanted a return to pre-1910 South Africa, with a white mini-state partitioned from neighbouring black states.
Describing her views on South Africa, Sir Patrick wrote: "She wanted a return to pre-1910, with a white mini-state partitioned from black states.
And from his testimony, the proposed mini-state appears to be a project with many ambitious goals, which involves the efforts of diplomats, intelligence officers and military commanders.
The officials told MEE Abbas was aware of the new US peace plan but regarded it as a copy of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's vision, a mini-state on half of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, without Jerusalem, refugees, borders and water.
According to the reports, Praljak was originally sentenced in 2013 for his involvement in a campaign to drive Muslims out of a would-be Bosnian Croat mini-state in Bosnia in the early 1990s
In this context, he attacked Hezbollah, "a mini-state that confiscates strategic decisions, those of war and peace, and acts as it wishes, even if the results of its actions have repercussions on all the Lebanese people.
The newspaper, reputed to reflect the views of Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, claims Turkey is trying to establish a foothold for itself in Syria to bolster the position of "moderate" anti-Bashar Al-Assad forces while preventing Syrian Kurds from creating an autonomous mini-state of their own along the border.
Mukalla, capital of the vast eastern province of Hadramout and an important shipping hub, was the center of a wealthy mini-state that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) built up over the past year as it took control of an almost 600-km (370-mile) band of Arabian Sea coastline.
Hizbullah has used this government to consolidate its project of a mini-state.
British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond said Tuesday that Russia may try to carve out an Alawite mini-state in Syria for its ally Bashar Al-Assad by bombing the opposition instead of fighting the "Islamic State" (IS) militants.
It was confirmed in the first week of July that MB's Gaza unit Hamas and Israel were secretly and indirectly negotiating establishment of a Palestinian mini-state in the Gaza Strip - taking advantage of the Sissi-MB war's escalation - and thus exposing the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority (PA), Fatah (the chief rival of Hamas) and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) leadership in the occupied West Bank to a potential war with the Jewish state.
It was confirmed in the first week of July that MB's Gaza unit Hamas and Israel were secretly and indirectly negotiating establishment of a mini-state in the Gaza Strip - taking advantage of the Sissi-MB war's escalation, and thus exposing the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority (PA), Fatah (the chief rival of Hamas) and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO).