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Account Migration[edit]

Hi there everyone, just to let you all know for future reference, I am migrating my G. R. Allison account to MrGRA (talk). G. R. Allison (talk) 08:29, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Power in international relations articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

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Blue Water Navy dispute[edit]

Problem details

Where is the dispute? Blue-water navy

What is the dispute? The article is a description of what a blue water navy is followed by a listing of current blue water navies. The issue centres around the removal of a section called "Navies with limited expeditionary capabilities". It is the opinion of myself and another user that this section is original research as all sources given do not contain anything that cites the navies listed in the section as having limited expeditionary capabilities (limited consensus was reached as to the removal of the section). Personally I believe that such a section, properly sourced or not, does not belong in a description of what constitutes a blue water navy as it is a breeding ground for nationalist edits. A single user now disagrees with that reasoning and reverts any attempt to remove it.

I believe it to be in the best interests of the article if the section (Navies with limited expeditionary capabilities) value be judged.

It was advised to seek mediation with regards to the content in the section involved and this should provide a bottom line with regards to the dispute.

Thanks for any help. G.R. Allison (talk) 17:46, 31 December 2010 (UTC)


Anyone interested in updating the United Nations Development Group article?Other dictionaries are better (talk) 09:08, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Anyone?Other dictionaries are better (talk) 19:24, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Great power article[edit]

Once again there's an issue with the great power article and once again we have an annon IP editor (who I suspect is an "old friend" - I'm sure you know who I speak of) who is being ridiculous. Can other editors help sort things out/get the article protected again? David (talk) 16:09, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Does no one care? David (talk) 21:40, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

CfD discussion for societies and cultures[edit]

There is a discussion going on right now at WP:Categories for discussion that involves changing the category names for all cultures, from, for example, "Afghan society" to "Society of Afghanistan". I can see that next will be changing "German culture" to "Culture of Germany" and the like. This would be for all ethnicities, nationalities and cultures.
If you would like to weigh in, the conversation is occurring at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2014 March 27#Society by country. Liz Read! Talk! 15:04, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject Power in International Relations at Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Adikhajuria (talk) 15:44, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Article needs help - Pariah state[edit]

I don't know whether this article falls under this WikiProject, but I am asking for help. (Seems to me the opposite of a superpower is a pariah state - opposite ends of the same scale?) I think it can be greatly improved, but it just recently emerged from an AfD discussion with no consensus. I believe it just needs content help. Please have a look at the article, decide if it falls under this WikiProject, and even if it doesn't, please see if you can give it a helping hand. Thanks! Dcs002 (talk) 12:21, 12 August 2014 (UTC)