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a small neutral state between two rival powers

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It would be a buffer state between, Pakistan, China and India, all three of which are lanced with nuclear power.
would exceed the short-term tactical benefits to be derived from continuing to support the North as a buffer state, especially given China's deepening relationship with South Korea.
He covers Asiatic Russia, the absorption of Siberia, the conquest of the Khanates, the taking of Turkomania, the partition of Persia, Russian policy in Asia, the march on India, Russia in China, conquest by railway, Russia and England face to face, the theory of a buffer state, the secret of success, and the outlook.
Sutherland's description of Kentucky alone and how it was utilized as a buffer state between the Union and the Confederacy is fascinating and causes the reader to critically think about how our contemporary operating environment may be better understood through the study of history.
Canadian boundary and they insisted that their Indian allies in the northwest be protected - in effect, they wanted a buffer state of Indian tribes that would include most of what is now Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan.
Right now, Beijing has an (admittedly wacky) Commie buffer state on their border.
The first Great Game was resolved a century ago by making Afghanistan a buffer state in which outsiders did not interfere.
Then Myanmar, on its own, will be an isolated buffer state sandwiched between China and India, each of which eyes the other very carefully,'' he said.
There are at least four opinions defended in current scholarship: (1) He was in fact a Nubian general of the Egyptian Pharaoh Osorkon I; (2) Shishak had established a buffer state around Gerar, protected by Nubian mercenaries [the inhabitants of Gedor=Gerar in 1 Chr 4:40 are called Hamites], who eventually attacked Judah; (3) Cush does not refer to Nubia but to an otherwise unknown bedouin group living in the vicinity of Judah (note the reference to tents, sheep, goats, and camels in 2 Chr 14:15); or (4) Zerah is largely fictitious, but this battle may represent a skirmish in the vicinity of Mareshah in the postexilic period.
The problem is getting to the point where "Korea would become a neutral buffer state and, as such, would be a stabilizing force in Northeast Asia" as long as both the ROK and DPRK exist, which may very well persist for a long time, as Part One advises.
Tibet would serve as a buffer state and, being deliberately undeveloped, would be fertile ground to demonstrate the benefits from a progressive socialist state.
Following the experience of a new kind of divine-action-for-deliverance in history, Moses' rag-tag band of Exodus people entered that small buffer state between Egypt and Assyria, bearing witness to an unheard of kind of God, who listens to the cry (saaq) not primarily of the kings and rulers but of slaves and sojourners and op pressed little people (Exod.
Paths to Conflagration is organized into nine chapters, each covering a different episode of the period, examined step-by-step, and turns from one incarnation of Vientiane to another--from victim to provocateur to buffer state.
The Search for Peace in Afghanistan: From Buffer State to Failed State Barnett R.
Jordan has gone from being a "front-line" state in the Arab cold war against Israel to a buffer state between Israel and Iraq.