Why do names matter so much?

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When it comes to politics and international diplomacy, names matter.

  • We know they matter because people are always changing them

Two important addresses changed this week.

The Russian embassy in Washington found itself situated not on Wisconsin Street but Boris Nemtsov Plaza, named after a Russian opposition politician.

And in Turkey, the embassy of the United Arab Emirates is now on Fahreddin Pasha Road.

Sard 1aThe Turkish situation was very 2018 in that it was the result of a Twitter feud.

The foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates, Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan, shared a tweet alleging that a century ago, the…

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