from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. International diplomacy in which each nation uses or threatens to use military or economic power to further its own interests: "The Cold War undermined the Wilsonian dream of a world beyond power politics” ( Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.)
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- n. Politics with power.
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- n. diplomacy in which the nations threaten to use force in order to obtain their objectives
The even heavier concentration in the area between Lemberg (Lvov) and the upper Prut was partly an extension of Tukhachevski's original plan, partly also a means of strengthening Russia's hand in the intensified power politics that were being played out in the Balkans.
They would pursue a Rockefeller Republican foreign policy, Scowcroft suggested: tough, hardheaded, sort of power politics orientedbut with a relatively low ideological content.