When diplomacy ends, War begins.

I learned how fast you can go from being an international hero to being a reference in a joke on a late night talk show.

Peace, in international affairs, is a period of cheating between two periods of fighting.

There is a need for more effective dialogue.

.. between the government and the international community.

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Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.

But you are absolutely right that when the international community decides to help in a meaningful manner a country like Afghanistan, then coordination between the various actors that are involved in these processes is very, very difficult indeed.

We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries.

Alliance - in international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.

International business may conduct its operations with scraps of paper, but the ink it uses is human blood.

The international game has changed for bidding cities.

Masood Ahmed brings to the position of director of external relations extensive experience gained in a range of senior positions in international finance and development.

If we really wish to put an end to our ongoing international and social problems we must eventually declare Earth and all of its resources as the common heritage of all the world's people.

After all these years, I'm finally into soccer.

The World Cup is on, and my band is an international group - they're all around me, cheering in the hotel bars.

It is not right to associate the fight against international terrorist networks with an imaginary crusade against Islam.

A war in the Taiwan Strait would destroy China's international relations overnight. It would destroy Chinese - Japanese relations, not to mention Chinese - American relations.

Everything has to be done to build some sort of international democracy.

We've seen only the tiniest beginnings of that.

I write box notes for Kino International, which specializes in distributing foreign films.

It is not our affluence, or our plumbing, or our clogged freeways that grip the imagination of others. Rather, it is the values upon which our system is built. These values imply our adherence not only to liberty and individual freedom, but also to international peace, law and order, and constructive social purpose. When we depart from these values, we do so at our peril.

So let us here resolve that Dag Hammarskjold did not live, or die, in vain.

Let us call a truce to terror. Let us invoke the blessings of peace. And, as we build an international capacity to keep peace, let us join in dismantling the national capacity to wage war.

Perfectionism, no less than isolationism or imperialism or power politics, may obstruct the paths to international peace. Let us not forget that the retreat to isolationism a quarter of a century ago was started not by a direct attack against international cooperation but against the alleged imperfections of the peace.

A time will come when a politician who has wilfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with mens lives should not stake their own.

The decadent international but individualistic capitalism in the hands of which we found ourselves after the war is not a success. It is not intelligent. It is not beautiful. It is not just. It is not virtuous. And it doesn't deliver the goods.

The world is waiting ... for new saints, ecstatic men and women who are so deeply rooted in the love of God that they are free to imagine a new international order.

Other nations of different habits are not enemies: they are godsends.

Men require of their neighbours something sufficiently akin to be understood, something sufficiently different to provoke attention, and something great enough to command admiration. We must not expect, however, all the virtues.

According to the United Nations' latest count, of the approximately 3,000 languages spoken in the world today, only some 78 have a literature. Of those 78, a scant five or six enjoy a truly international audience.

We have actively sought and are actively seeking to make the United Nations an effective instrument of international cooperation.

Science is the search for truth - it is not a game in which one tries to beat his opponent, to do harm to others. We need to have the spirit of science in international affairs, to make the conduct of international affairs the effort to find t he right solution, the just solution of international problems, not the effort by each nation to get the better of other nations, to do harm to them when it is possible.

I have condemned Khomeini's fatwa to kill Salman Rushdie as a breach of international relations and as an assault on Islam as we know it in the era of apostasy. I believe that the wrong done by Khomeini towards Islam and the Muslims is no less than that done by the author himself. As regards freedom of expression, I have said that it must be considered sacred and that thought can only be corrected by counter-thought. During the debate, I supported the boycott of the book as a means of maintaining social peace, granted that such a decision would not be used as a pretext to constrain thought.

The more dubious and uncertain an instrument violence has become in international relations, the more it has gained in reputation and appeal in domestic affairs, specifically in the matter of revolution.

The chief reason warfare is still with us is neither a secret death-wish of the human species, nor an irrepressible instinct of aggression, nor, finally and more plausibly, the serious economic and social dangers inherent in disarmament, but the simple fact that no substitute for this final arbiter in international affairs has yet appeared on the political scene.

Projectile - n. the final arbiter in international disputes. Formerly these disputes were resolved by physical contact of the disputants with such arguments as the rudimentary logic of the times would supply - sword, spear, and so forth. With the growth of prudence in military affairs the projectile came more and more into favor, and is now held in high esteem by all. Its capital defect ( in Bierce's day ) has been that it requires personal attendance at the point of launch.

I have known war as few men now living know it.

It's very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes.

What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live, but the things which enable it to make war. Petrol is more likely than wheat to be a cause of international conflict.

Marine organisms do not care about international boundaries; they move where they will.

I don't think anyone sets out to malign poor people but certainly that's what we do through organizations such as the World Trade Organization, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

International relationships are preordained to be clumsy gestures based on imperfect knowledge.

International lending banks need to focus on areas where private investment doesn't go, such as infrastructure projects, education and poverty relief.

There's definitely a world view among college students that appreciates the need to act in the international community.

The economy in Ireland has been rampaging ahead for the last 15 years.

Barring an international, political or natural catastrophe, things can only get better for the Irish.

The alliance should agree... to an effective NATO role against the new threats presented by international terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.

Together with international unity and resolve we can meet the challenge of this global scourge and work to bring about an international law of zero tolerance for terrorism.

Challenging the integrity of the non-proliferation regime is a matter which can affect international peace and security.

I don't plan on going back to legal work.

I wanted an international career, and finance seemed to be where some interesting career opportunities were.

There is much to be said for having an experienced international jurist who is entirely unconnected with the allied invaders, on the tribunal.

This is a historic moment in global public health, demonstrating the international will to tackle a threat to health head on.

Clearly it is better that, when someone is wanted by the international police, and this person travels, and a country knows about it, that country reports the fact.

The Iranian government intends to use the nuclear program for peaceful purposes, but must convince international public opinion of that.

When you sit down and focus on the matches and series that took place during the 12 month period it strikes you just how broad the talent pool is in international cricket is today.

The leader of Iran made one of the most repugnant remarks the international community has heard since Adolf Hitler.

English policy may not yet have made the definite decision to attack us;

but it doubtless wishes, by all and every means, even the most extreme, to hinder every further expansion of German international influence and of German maritime power.