Definition of statecraft in English:


Syllabification: state·craft
Pronunciation: /ˈstātˌkraft


  • The skillful management of state affairs; statesmanship: issues of statecraft require great deliberation
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    • Membership in NATO has helped correct these defects of statecraft and government, although much work remains once a nation is included in the alliance.
    • A strategy of disengagement would require bold, risk-taking statecraft of a high order, and much diplomatic competence in its execution.
    • It regards international relations as a ‘society’ of states in which the principal actors are statespeople who are specialized in the practice of statecraft.

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