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The Role of Buffer States in International Relations Regulation: a New Approach to Establishing Functions

Zhang Zihao

The work focuses on the way proactivity of buffer states acts upon two or more neighbouring great powers or blocs competing in the region. The effects of buffer states’ performance are sure to enhance peaceful coexistence and international cooperation reaching far beyond the original value of the buffer state.

About the Authors

Zhang Zihao, Postgraduate, School of International Affairs, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, 20, Myasnitskaya st., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation, e-mail: zhangzihao0710@gmail.com

For citation

Zhang Zihao. The Role of Buffer States in International Relations Regulation: a New Approach to Establishing Functions. The Bulletin of Irkutsk State University. Series Political Science and Religion Studies, 2020, vol. 32, pp. 52-58. https://doi.org/10.26516/2073-3380.2020.32.52 (in Russian)

geopolitics, buffer state, proactivity, sense of security, peaceful coexistence, international cooperation
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