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Chapter 9 International Relations

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International relations—relations between states—is an important subfield of political science and a part of politics that nobody can ignore. The goals of international policy for most nations are fairly simple: peaceful and prosperous relations between nations. And yet, throughout human history, perhaps nothing has been more difficult to achieve. In this chapter, we’ll try to understand why.