International relations quotes

Here are a selection of quotes on international relations.

“Power tends to corrupt. Absolute power corrupts absolutely”

– John Dalberg Acton, 1st Lord Acton

Lord Palmerston

“We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow.”

“Kita tidak punya sekutu abadi, dan kita tidak punya musuh abadi. Hanya kepentingan kita yang abadi dan selamanya, dan adalah tugas kita untuk memenuhi kepentingan tersebut.”

– Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

“When diplomacy ends, war begins.”

“Ketika diplomasi berhenti, perang dimulai.”

– Adolf Hitler

Hans J. Morgenthau

“International politics, like all politics, is a struggle for power.”

“Politik internasional, seperti politik lainnya, adalah perjuangan mendapatkan kekuasaan.”

– Hans Joachim Morgenthau

Madeleine Albright

“A lot of people think international relations is like a game of chess. But it’s not a game of chess, where people sit quietly, thinking out their strategy, taking their time between moves. It’s more like a game of billiards, with a bunch of balls clustered together.”

“Banyak orang mengira hubungan internasional seperti permainan catur. Tapi itu bukan permainan catur, di mana orang-orang duduk tenang dan memikirkan strategi, dan menggunakan waktu yang cukup untuk melakukan gerakkan. Ia lebih mirip permainan bola biliar, dengan bola-bola yang bergerombol bersama.”

– Madeleine Albright

Fareed Zakaria

“Foreign policy is made not by the nation as a whole but by its government. Consequently, what matters is state power, not national power. State power is that portion of national power the government can extract for its purposes and reflects the ease with which central decision makers can achieve their ends.”

“Politik luar negeri tidak dibuat oleh suatu bangsa secara keseluruhan melainkan hanya oleh pemerintahnya. Maka, yang penting adalah kekuatan negara, bukan kekuatan nasional. Kekuatan negara adalah bagian dari kekuatan nasional yang dapat digunakan pemerintah untuk tujuannya dan menggambarkan mudahnya para pengambil kebijakan dapat mencapai tujuannya.”

– Fareed Zakaria

Mahmoud Abbas

“We always have hoped that American diplomacy deploys itself in dialogue and persuasion rather than by ultimatums. That is the path we want in international relations.”

“Kami selalu berharap diplomasi Ameirka akan menggunakan dialog dan persuasi dan bukannya ultimatum. Jalan inilah yang kami inginkan dalam hubungan internasional.”

– Mahmoud Abbas

Karl Popper

“The history of power politics is nothing but the history of international crime and mass murder.”

“Sejarah politik kekuasaan tidak lebih dari sejarah kejahatan internasional dan pembunuhan masal.”

– Karl Popper

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