Concepts and Techniques of Foreign Policy

It is almost impossible for any state to live in isolation from international politics in today’s world. Interdependence among states has increased tremendously. Each state strives to establish healthy relations with other states. Consequently, a country’s foreign policy has assumed enormous significance, much like its domestic policy. A country’s image and prestige, as well as the survival of its government, very often rests on its foreign policy. Every state therefore wants to formulate a definite foreign policy to interact with fellow states in international politics. But a country’s foreign policy is not an abstract phenomenon. It is very carefully formulated by the government in the national interest, ...

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