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Americans need to educate themselves, from elementary school onward, about what their country has done abroad. And they need to play a more active role in ensuring that what the United States does abroad is not merely in keeping with a foreign policy elite's sense of realpolitik but also with the American public's own sense of American values.
Mohsin Hamid

Meaning of "realpolitik" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD REALPOLITIK

German: politics of realism.
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PRONUNCIATION OF REALPOLITIK

realpolitik  [reɪˈɑːlpɒlɪˈtiːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF REALPOLITIK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Realpolitik is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES REALPOLITIK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Realpolitik

Realpolitik is politics or diplomacy based primarily on power and on practical and material factors and considerations, rather than explicit ideological notions or moral or ethical premises. In this respect, it shares aspects of its philosophical approach with those of realism and pragmatism. The term Realpolitik is sometimes used pejoratively to imply politics that are coercive, amoral, or Machiavellian.

Definition of realpolitik in the English dictionary

The definition of realpolitik in the dictionary is a ruthlessly realistic and opportunist approach to statesmanship, rather than a moralistic one, esp as exemplified by Bismarck.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH REALPOLITIK


antique
ænˈtiːk
autocritique
ˌɔːtəʊkrɪˈtiːk
boutique
buːˈtiːk
critique
krɪˈtiːk
machtpolitik
ˈmɑːxtˌpɒlɪtiːk
mystique
mɪˈstiːk
plastique
plæsˈtiːk
politique
ˌpɒlɪˈtiːk
pratique
ˈprætiːk
steek
stiːk
teak
tiːk
teek
tiːk
triptyque
trɪpˈtiːk
Weltpolitik
ˈvɛltpolitiːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE REALPOLITIK

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WORDS THAT END LIKE REALPOLITIK

batik
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naik
Nalchik
Pernik
Reykjavik
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Sputnik
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Synonyms and antonyms of realpolitik in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «realpolitik» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF REALPOLITIK

Find out the translation of realpolitik to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of realpolitik from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «realpolitik» in English.

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现实政治
1,325 millions of speakers

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realpolitik
570 millions of speakers

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realpolitik
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

राजनीति
380 millions of speakers
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الواقعية السياسية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

реальная политика
278 millions of speakers

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realpolitik
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাস্তববাদী রাজনীতি
260 millions of speakers

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realpolitik
220 millions of speakers

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Realpolitik
190 millions of speakers

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Realpolitik
180 millions of speakers

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現実的政治
130 millions of speakers

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현실 정치
85 millions of speakers

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Realpolitik
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

chính sách thực dụng
80 millions of speakers

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யதார்த்த
75 millions of speakers

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रियालिटीक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

reel politik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

realpolitik
65 millions of speakers

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realpolitik
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

реальна політика
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Realpolitik
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

realpolitik
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

realpolitiek
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

realpolitik
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

realpolitikk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of realpolitik

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «REALPOLITIK»

The term «realpolitik» is regularly used and occupies the 96.436 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «REALPOLITIK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about realpolitik

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QUOTES WITH «REALPOLITIK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word realpolitik.
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Mohsin Hamid
Americans need to educate themselves, from elementary school onward, about what their country has done abroad. And they need to play a more active role in ensuring that what the United States does abroad is not merely in keeping with a foreign policy elite's sense of realpolitik but also with the American public's own sense of American values.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «REALPOLITIK»

Discover the use of realpolitik in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to realpolitik and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Reconstructing Realpolitik
An empirically based critique of realism
Frank Whelon Wayman, Paul Francis Diehl, 1994
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Realpolitik Ideology: Indonesia's Use of Military Force
Presents research on the Indonesian military (TNI) going beyond traditional scholarship on the TNI's dual function or dwifungsi which has been one of the dominating fields of analysis in Indonesian studies since the 1970s.
Leonard C. Sebastian, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2006
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Faith-Based Diplomacy : Trumping Realpolitik: Trumping ...
It is long overdue. This book looks at five intractable conflicts and explores the possibility of drawing on religion as a force for peace.
Douglas Johnston International Center for Religion and Diplomacy, 2003
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German Realpolitik and American Sociology: An Inquiry Into ...
A critical history of the sociologies of conflict of Lester Ward, Albion Small, Robert Park, and Arthur Bentley all of whom fell under the influence of German sociologists who explicitly approached the study of conflict from the perspective ...
James Alfred Aho, 1975
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Between Ideology and Realpolitik: Woodrow Wilson and the ...
Provides a concise, readable interpretation of Wilson's Russian policy, challenging the thinking that his response to the October Revolution was entirely ideological.
Georg Schild, 1995
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Morality and Foreign Policy: Realpolitik Revisited
Focusing on post-World War II American foreign policy and its intellectual architect, George Kennan, this volume explores the moral dimensions of realpolitik and the ethical dilemmas posed by present-day politics.
Kenneth Martin Jensen, Elizabeth P. Faulkner, 1991
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Realpolitik in the Eastern Mediterranean: from Kissinger and ...
In-depth study of the events leading up to the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in the summer of 1974.
Christos P. Ioannides, 2001
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Resources, Realpolitik, and Rebellion: Rethinking Grievance ...
This paper engages operationalized discourses from economics and political science on resources and conflict using anthropological theory and ethnographic techniques.
Joshua Holst, 2008
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Reason and Realpolitik: U.S. foreign policy and world order
Med baggrund i den merikanse udenrigspolitik og atomstrategi vil forfatteren vise, at der intet konstruktivt opnås med den nuværende magtpolitik og de konsekvenser denne politik har medført for f.eks. civilbeskyttelse og ...
Louis René Beres, 1984
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Diplomacy
A brilliant, sweeping history of diplomacy that includes personal stories from the noted former Secretary of State, including his stunning reopening of relations with China. The seminal work on foreign policy and the art of diplomacy.
Henry Kissinger, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «REALPOLITIK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term realpolitik is used in the context of the following news items.
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Preventive Wars: The Antithesis of Realpolitik
Incurring the costs of war to avert a speculative future threat which may never materialize is the antithesis of realpolitik. Otto von Bismarck, one of history's great ... «The National Interest Online, Jul 15»
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Interview: Thomas Pickering on diplomacy, Iran, Korea, Russia …
... scientists, North Korea's weaponry, Russia's attitudes toward the West, the effectiveness of realpolitik, and the possibilities for eliminating all nuclear weapons. «Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Jun 15»
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Israel's realpolitik embraces regional extremes
Such a policy stems from a realpolitik approach. But this approach has brought about the laundering of Hebrew terms, intended to adulate and whitewash the ... «Al-Monitor, May 15»
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Palestinians, Israelis, the Nakba and Realpolitik
Palestinians, Israelis, the Nakba and Realpolitik .... "Realpolitik" is a German word which has entered the world lexicon; and which means that a nation's politics ... «American Thinker, May 15»
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Analysis: Sweden vs Saudi Arabia or the triumph of realpolitik
... decision to cut services to Palestinian population · Jerusalem Post · Middle East. Analysis: Sweden vs Saudi Arabia or the triumph of realpolitik. Middle East. «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Mar 15»
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Obama's Middle East Gamble
Realpolitik gets real: A Yemeni man in military fatigues surveys debris at the site of a Saudi airstrike against Huthi rebels near Sanaa Airport on March 26, 2015, ... «Slate Magazine, Mar 15»
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Why no one likes a realpolitik foreign policy
Where things get messy for realism is when concrete U.S. foreign policy actions look realpolitik. This is a world in which there are no permanent friends, just ... «Washington Post, Mar 15»
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Realpolitik trumps a Shinzo Abe apology before US Congress
They just don't recognise the reality of realpolitik in the region. This article appeared in the South China Morning Post print edition as Realpolitik trumps an Abe ... «South China Morning Post, Mar 15»
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Obama's Brutal Foreign Policy
What is on offer here is the American left's version of realpolitik. The decision by the Obama White House not to deploy American resources is thought-out, brutal ... «Wall Street Journal, Feb 15»
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[Opinion] Syria: The ultimate example of cynical realpolitik
With the roar of conflict in eastern Ukraine, some disquieting developments in the Middle East might have been recently overlooked. Yet, interviews by Syrian ... «EUobserver, Feb 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Realpolitik [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/realpolitik>. Jul 2019 ».
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