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The Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations is the official publication of the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations. It was founded in 2000 with the Inaugural Issue and continues to be published bi-annually. The John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, or simply the Whitehead School of Diplomacy, is a post-secondary degree-granting institution concentrating in international affairs within Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. ...
The journal provides a unique forum for international leaders in government, the private sector, academia, and nongovernmental organizations to analyze and comment on international affairs. It is now in its seventh edition.
Past contributing authors that have worked with its editorial board include: Secretary-General Kofi Annan; European Court Justice President, Gil Carlos Rodriguez Iglesias; President Oscar Arias Sánchez; Former Director-General of the World Health Organization, Gro Harlem Brundtland; President Khatami; Deputy Secretary of U.S. Treasury Stuart Eizenstat; and Under Secretary of State Thomas Pickering.
InternationalRelations (IR), a branch of political science, is the study of foreign affairs of and relations among states within the international system, including the roles of states, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and multinational corporations (MNCs).
Buzan and Little therefore define an international system as a system in which it is possible to distinguish between an "inside" and an "outside" in political realms and consider an international system to have existed since the rise of civilisation in Sumeria.
Should a state step out of line with the international norms put forth in international law or violate the terms of a treaty, and should diplomacy not prove capable of resolving the conflict, there are a few recourses the offended state can turn to.
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