international relations


plural in form but singular in construction
: a branch of political science concerned with relations between nations and primarily with foreign policies

Examples of international relations in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beyond that, the race features former President Donald Trump and his ardent anti-immigrant beliefs, said Fernando Guerra, a political science and international relations professor at Loyola Marymount University. Mathew Miranda, Sacramento Bee, 7 June 2024 But his competitive spirit, and a dream of global birdwatching, pushed him toward a career in international relations. Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun, 26 Feb. 2024 But the expansion of engagement in international relations from the elites to the masses has deeper and more predictable causes. Rohan Mukherjee, Foreign Affairs, 4 Apr. 2024 Armed conflict, new protectionist regulations, and worsening international relations are snarling the flow of goods, services, and people across borders. Nicholas Gordon, Fortune, 1 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for international relations 

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of international relations was in 1914

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“International relations.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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