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near abroad Explained

near abroad at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Alternative forms

* near-abroad

Etymology

Calque of Inter: etyl » ru|en Inter: l » ru|ближний|ближнее Inter: l » ru|зарубежье (blížneje zarubéžʹje).

Noun

Inter: en-noun » head=near abroad|-
  • The other countries and political regions which are in the vicinity of a country or political region.
    1. 2004 Dec. 6, Paul Quinn-Judge and Yuri Zarakhovich, "The Orange Revolution," Time, p. 20:
    2. : In his first term, George W. Bush was willing to give Putin a free hand in what Russia calls the near abroad, the states that spun off from the broken Soviet Union.
    3. 2011 May 18, Category: w - :Timothy Garton Ash|Timothy Garton Ash, "Obama can now define the third great project of Euro-Atlantic partnership," The Guardian (retrieved 9 Jan 2013):
    4. : North Africa and the Middle East are, after all, Europe's near-abroad.
    5. 2013 Jan. 5, "Japanese foreign policy: Down-turn Abe," The Economist (retrieved 9 Jan 2013):
    6. : Japan has island disputes with all three of its neighbours, Russia, South Korea and China, leaving it diplomatically isolated in its near-abroad.

      Usage notes

      * Originally used to refer to the newly-established independent republics surrounding Russia after the dissolution of the former Soviet Union, but now used to refer to other regions of the globe as well.

      Antonyms

      * far abroad

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » the other countries and political regions which are in the vicinity of a country or political region


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: l » ru|ближний|ближнее Inter: l » ru|зарубежье (blížneje zarubéžʹje) {{n}}


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    References

    * Inter: R:OneLoo » k
    Category: Category:en:Politics -