International Relations

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International relations has been a rapidly growing field within political science. It is concerned with the interactions of different governments of different countries. Being a subfield of political science, international relations also uses scientific methods to answer its large questions and make forecasts about future events. Political scientists who specialize in international relations examine alliances between countries, international hostility, treaties and pacts, and wars, in order to determine the causes for these different types of relationships.

At the practical level, international relations has a humanistic undertone. Rapid globalization has necessitated the emergence of international peace-keeping organizations such as the United Nations. These organizations, which nations elect to be a part of, seek to maintain and facilitate cooperative relationships among different countries.

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