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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about International relations.
See also changes related to International relations, or pages that link to International relations or to this page or whose text contains "International relations".

Parent topics

  • Nation [r]: A large group of people with a singular, shared, and commonly-accepted historical identity, identified by a universally recognised name. [e]
  • Grand strategy [r]: The application of all national means of affecting the actions of other nations and non-national actors; specifically includes but is not restricted to military means [e]


Formal processes


  • International economics [r]: The study of the patterns and consequences of transactions and interactions between the inhabitants of different countries, including trade, investment and migration. [e]
    • Economic warfare [r]: The use of principally non-military methods to impose national policy, when those methods deal in the broad sense of economics, such as embargoes, freezing assets, and buying up raw materials. It may be complemented by military means such as intercepting supply shipments or attacking factories. [e]


  • International law [r]: The formal conduct of interactions between nation-states, both at the national level and on behalf of their citizens; generally accepted as first formalized by Hugo Grotius. [e]
  • International law enforcement [r]: The practice of cooperation, among nations, to deal with individuals or non-state criminal groups, through police and judicial agencies such as Interpol [e]
  • Universal jurisdiction [r]: A concept in international law that allows a nation to prosecute an individual charged with offenses against humanity, with no requirement that the defendant or victim be a national of the Requesting State or indeed, that there are any links to the Requesting State and the defendant [e]


Other related topics

  • Realism (foreign policy) [r]: A concept, in foreign policy, that actors can cooperate on matters of common external concern, without attempting to reform one anothers' internal structures [e]
  • Detente [r]: A transition of the view of U.S. foreign policy from the Cold War model to one based on "realism", and a balance of power among the U.S., U.S.S.R., and China; most associated with Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger [e]
  • Wilsonianism [r]: Foreign policy principles of President Woodrow Wilson to achieve a world without war; it also assumed altruistic American exceptionalism, opposition to non-democratic rule, national self-determination and opposition to colonial empires; and may involve the use of military force as a last resort, although it did not contemplate preventive war; sometimes called "idealism" in foreign policy, as opposed to a "realistic" foreign policy that seeks to gain specific economic or military benefits for the nation [e]
  • Jacksonian American nationalism [r]: According to Francis Fukuyama, a branch of the U.S. foreign policy tradition of American nationalism, which emphasizes isolationism and nativism [e]
  • Neoconservatism [r]: A political philosophy and ideology which combines many traditional conservative opinions with an emphasis on the importance of foreign policy and using American power to push democracy forward. [e]
  • Neoisolationism [r]: Primarily a U.S. foreign policy associated with the 1950s, a revival of isolationism arising from increased anti-Soviet and anti-European attitudes [e]