foreign relations

the dealings and relationships between nations.
the field of foreign affairs: an expert in foreign relations.
the quality or character of foreign affairs as a consequence of foreign policy: a deterioration in their foreign relations.

1800–10, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Its leaders will find foreign relations easier to manage if they draw less on historic grievances.
The plot's variations can be so subtle that it can be worth looking back over the slow history of foreign relations in the region.
Strategic ambiguity is a key tool of foreign relations.
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