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Vasilis Dimitriadis

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Basic principles shape and force international relations Diplomacy State purpose –To fight for its own survival and to maintain the political identity Not the democracy or dictator…its OWN survival National security and interest Security = immediate well-being of state Old society = Land military Technology change = cyberspace, air force = protect the air Interest = long term well-being of the state Plan for the future to make its own foreign policy 2 ways - Diplomacy – negotiations over common interest or conflict Deterrence - if the other state does this, make consequences outweighs benefits You have to do it if you said you would, otherwise no one will take you seriously Best solution = Diplomacy - Less finances and costs of destruction LAST ACTION A STATE CAN RESERVE TO - Apply full military force...WAR To destroy everything of the other state WAR can never be guaranteed that the sought after results will be given No matter how much you dominate i.e. US vs Iraq US = dominant but did not achieve the goals and the war and still on…entire Middle East vs US If you have the wrong strategy, you will end up a can never guarantee a war 100% What is STRATEGY? War can be the biggest
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