Centre for Monitoring, Analysis and Consultancy in International Relations

International relations (IR) is a branch of political science. It studies the foreign affairs and global issues among states within the international system, including the role of states, intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and multinational corporations (MNCs).
It is both an academic and a public policy field that seeks to analyze as well as formulate the foreign policy of particular states.
Apart from political science, IR draws upon such diverse fields as economics, history, law, philosophy, geography, sociology, anthropology, psychology and cultural studies. It involves a diverse range of issues, from globalization and its impacts on societies and state sovereignty to ecological sustainability, nuclear proliferation, nationalism, economic development, terrorism, organized crime, human security and human rights.
The term of International Relations refers to all interactions inside the international system. In the Anglo-Saxon academic environment, the terms used for university programs in the area of International Relations are International Studies, International Politics or International Affairs. In Romania, the study of this field of expertise is usually combined with European studies.

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