statecraft

noun
state·​craft | \ˈstāt-ˌkraft \

Definition of statecraft 

: the art of conducting state affairs

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Scholars’ opinions of the effectiveness of different tools of statecraft by hawk/dove and social ideology Scholars believe multilateralism is effective. Susan Peterson, Washington Post, "Experts don’t like Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran deal — or his foreign policy in general," 16 May 2018 Kim is, essentially, upsetting two decades of carefully choreographed North Korean statecraft and stepping into the unknown. Fox News, "Isolated Kim takes big gamble leaving home for Trump summit," 10 June 2018 Kim is, essentially, upsetting two decades of carefully choreographed North Korean statecraft and stepping into the unknown. Washington Post, "Isolated Kim takes big gamble leaving home for Trump summit," 10 June 2018 Kim is, essentially, upsetting two decades of carefully choreographed North Korean statecraft and stepping into the unknown. Fox News, "Isolated Kim takes big gamble leaving home for Trump summit," 10 June 2018 Kim is, essentially, upsetting two decades of carefully choreographed North Korean statecraft and stepping into the unknown. Fox News, "Isolated Kim takes big gamble leaving home for Trump summit," 10 June 2018 Kim is, essentially, upsetting two decades of carefully choreographed North Korean statecraft and stepping into the unknown. Fox News, "Isolated Kim takes big gamble leaving home for Trump summit," 10 June 2018 Kim is, essentially, upsetting two decades of carefully choreographed North Korean statecraft and stepping into the unknown. Washington Post, "Isolated Kim takes big gamble leaving home for Trump summit," 10 June 2018 Kim is, essentially, upsetting two decades of carefully choreographed North Korean statecraft and stepping into the unknown. Fox News, "Isolated Kim takes big gamble leaving home for Trump summit," 10 June 2018

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1642, in the meaning defined above

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statecraft

noun

English Language Learners Definition of statecraft

: the art or skill of conducting government affairs

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