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We are all part of international relations because of our identities, religion and cultural backgrounds, places where we live and choices that we make. Even if we are not interested in international relations, international relations are interested in us. Modern international relations give us deep cultural understanding that is a foundation for interaction with cultures with different values and beliefs. And we, as well as countries, need to communicate to survive. All nations depend on the trade and exchanges with others can be beneficial in many ways.
Naturally, foreign relations are based on this international communication. No or poor communication between countries has proven to lead to terrible consequences in the past. For example, World War I was partially caused by bad relations between Germany, England and France at that time. Better international communication could have prevented one of the most destructive wars that human kind has faced so far.
At the same time, today's world is rapidly changing. As a new countries becoming more powerful and significant on the international stage, the developing world continues to grow. Center of gravity has shifted in international affairs, moving towards Pacific which itself defines new roles for almost all major actors . The global scene is more fluid than ever before in human history. All these changes are starting to have profound impact on foreign relations in the decades to come. That's what makes international relations so inspiring and intriguing, not to mention important nowadays.
The field of international relations is becoming more and more relevant in society today. Effective communication between countries is a key for making beneficial relationships and ensuring a safer world as a result. In short, international relations are all about power and weakness, war and peace, conflicts and cooperation and put simply, understanding of these behavior patterns is the only way to change it. And there is so much to be changed!