International Relations: Definition, History & Scope

  1. Gold: Gold refers to the pursuit of economic interests by a nation-state. It could be a pursuit for a physical asset like hydrocarbon resources/water or access to market for selling your goods and services or an intangible asset like graining foothold of a geostrategic location/denying it to your opponents etc.
  2. God: God refers to all those religious/cultural norms and values you consider superior to others and are desirous of spreading them I.e., Islam/ Christianity/communism,/liberal democracy, etc
  3. Glory: Glory stands for considering yourself superior to others either personal aggrandizements like Alexander’s or hegemonic designs of the ruling elite of a country like the USA


  1. What is National Interest? How is it Determined?



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