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Alliance

Alliance   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
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Social sciences, Politics
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579 words

An alliance is a cooperative security relationship between two or more states, usually taking the form of a written military

alliance

alliance n.   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Current Version:
2002

a union or association formed for mutual benefit, especially between countries or organizations: a defensive alliance between Australia and New Zealand...

balance of power

balance of power  

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Probably the oldest concept in the study of International Relations going back at least to the work of Thucydides. It is closely associated with both diplomatic parlance and realist theory. Its logic ...
Gaullism

Gaullism  

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A French political movement with a diffuse ideology. Although it has developed into a movement on the political right, it contains elements drawn from across the political spectrum, from the Action ...
international Relations

international Relations  

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The discipline that studies interactions between and among states, and more broadly, the workings of the international system as a whole. It can be conceived of either as a multidisciplinary field, ...
Security

Security  

Although a concept that is crucial to an understanding of international politics, as is the case with most fundamental concepts, “security” is ambiguous and elastic in its meaning. In the ...

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