Causes Of Cold War

Causes of the Cold War

International relations were very much influenced by the cold war that dominated the international scene, particularly after World War II. The two great conflicts of the second half of the twentieth century are the discord between East and West and the clash between the rich nations of the North and the developing nations of the … Read more

Types Of Foreign Policy and Choices

Types Of Foreign Policy

A nation formulates its foreign policy, keeping in View its various national interests and objectives. In this formulation, general, internal, and external determinants also play varying degrees of the role. These were discussed in detail in the previous article. Under the influence of these factors, foreign policy takes different forms and shapes in different countries. … Read more

Determinants of Foreign Policy

Determinants of Foreign Policy

Determinants of Foreign Policy. It is a known fact that government formation is essential to run a state, and no state can live without maintaining interstate relations, which have become so essential these days. Every government has to formulate a foreign policy like internal and domestic policies, industrial policy, agricultural policy, defense policy, education policy, … Read more

Theory and Approaches of International Politics

theory of international politics

International relations is far behind other social sciences in the development of theories. It is quite natural as this discipline is of recent origin. Notwithstanding this limitation, some remarkable developments have already taken place in the sphere of the theory of international politics building. The works of William Fox, Stanley Hoffmann, Klaus Knorr, Sydney Verba, … Read more

Balance of Power

Balance of power

The balance of power is one of the oldest concepts of international relations. It at once provides an answer to the problem of war and peace in international history. It is also regarded as a universal law of political behavior, a basic principle of every state’s foreign policy through the ages, and, therefore, a description … Read more

National Interest

Definition of national interest

National interest is the most crucial concept in international relations. It is the key concept in foreign policy as it provides the material based on which foreign policy is made. While formulating foreign policy, all statesmen are guided by their respective national interests. It is the purpose of foreign policy to conduct foreign relations to … Read more

Elements Of National Power

Elements Of National Power

National power can be equated with the entirety of a state‚Äôs effectiveness in international politics. The content of National power relies on the combination of so many elements and relative factors that it is tough to find out any accurate and final list at any given period of time. Despite this difficulty, there has been … Read more

Concept of Power in Political Science

Concept of Power in political science

Power is the crux of politics, local, national, and international. Since the beginning of human power has been occupying the central position in human relations. To comprehend international politics and relations, studying the concept of power in political science is a must. The relation between the state and power is very close. In the words … Read more

The Functions of International Organizations

functions of international organizations

The Basis of International Organizations I ARGUED in an earlier Article of this website that the scale of modern civilization has made the national and sovereign State an institutional expedient of which the political unwisdorn and moral danger are both manifest. We are committed to international experiment by the facts about us. We have been … Read more

Nature, Purpose and Scope of International Relations

international relations

Foreign policies To define the meaning and nature of international relations is a ticklish job. It has been a complex work owing to many reasons. First, the terms international politics and international relations were and still are used interchangeably and loosely. For many years scholars remained confused over the contents of these terms. They were … Read more