the study of how global actors' activities entail the exercise of influence to achieve and defend their goals and ideals, and how it affects the world at large.
the process of reasoning by which new information is interpreted according to a memory structure, a schema, which contains a network of generic scripts, metaphors, and simplified characterizations of observed objects and phenomena.
the general psychological tendency to deny discrepancies between one's preexisting beliefs (cognitions) and new information.
the tendency of states and people in competitive interaction to perceive each other similarly ---- to see others the same hostile way others see them.
prolonged competition fueled by deep-seated mutual hatred that leads opposed actors to feud and fight over a long period of time without resolution of their conflict.
the decisions governing authorities make to realize international goals.