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Sansa freed herself from a bunch of male abusers, got schooled in realpolitik and became an able and sure-handed leader, disabused of the naïve courtly fantasies that used to seduce her.
Kurdish leaders are well aware that realpolitik, not ideals, will determine the success of their independence bid, said Morgan L. Kaplan, a political scientist who studies the Kurdish independence movement.
Nor was this a story limited to the realpolitik of the elite.
Meanwhile, those who had hoped to drive out Assad see a bleak realpolitik playing out among countries that the opposition counted as backers.
There is also, Trauss suggested, an element of realpolitik.
During this period, the party demonstrated a skill for realpolitik that Debs and Thomas were incapable of.
And Schlesinger quickly became an isolated figure in J.F.K.’s White House, unable to supplant Theodore Sorensen as lead speechwriter and uncomfortable with the reigning ethos of realpolitik in foreign affairs.
In the world of realpolitik, some powers may value their ties with Burma more than those with Bangladesh and choose to look aside as the Burmese government carries out crimes against humanity.
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