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Welcome to the International relations WikiProject!


  • The main goals of this WikiProject are made up of two parts:
    • to create a detailed account of diplomatic relations between countries both in the past and present
    • to define in detail diplomatic processes, its parts, and the occupations involved



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Sometimes, translators are needed to read speeches and other material by foreign diplomats in order to obtain information that wouldn't otherwise be available in English. Please use the following format:

# '''Foreign language spoken''' {{user|USERNAME}}
  1. Chinese, Japanese AQu01rius (talk · contribs)
  2. Spanish Ed (talk · contribs)
  3. Spanish Zleitzen (talk · contribs)
  4. Arabic Ammar shaker (talk · contribs)
  5. Spanish & Greek Kimon (talk · contribs)}
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  17. German, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish ScierGuy (talk · contribs)
  18. See my userpage for the list (I can also fluently read, but not write Slovenian) Admiral Norton (talk · contribs)
  19. French Brunswickian (talk · contribs)
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  28. Ukrainian, French Jurisdr1975 (talk · contribs)
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  31. Polish, French Fanzine999 (talk · contribs)
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  34. French, Hindi AnyaTiwari (talk · contribs)
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Requested articles[edit]

Article alerts[edit]

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Importance scale[edit]

For the quality scale, see the Version 1.0 Editorial Team's grading scheme.

Label Criteria Reader's experience Editor's experience Example
Top The article is one of the core organizations in international relations or is a very broad overview article with many sub-articles. A reader who is not involved in international relations will have high familiarity with the subject matter and should be able to relate to the topic easily. Articles in this importance range are written in mostly generic terms, leaving technical terms and descriptions for more specialized pages. International relations, Diplomacy, UNESCO, History of the United Nations
High The article covers a topic that is vital to understanding specific topics about international relations or general topics about parts of international relations Most readers will have some knowledge of the subject Articles at this level cover particular issues related to international relations, specific terms are used to detail the topic Political realism, Kyoto Protocol, Ban Ki-moon
Mid The article covers a topic that has a strong but not vital role in international relations. Many readers will be familiar with the topic being discussed, but a larger majority of readers may have only cursory knowledge of the overall subject Articles at this level will cover subjects that are well known but not necessarily vital to understand international relations. Due to the topics covered at this level, Mid-importance articles will generally have more technical terms used in the article text. Democratic peace theory, Uruguay Round, Koichiro Matsuura
Low The article is not required knowledge for a broad understanding of international relations, but may cover topics directly related to it. Few readers outside of the topic area may be familiar with the subject matter. It is likely that the reader does not know anything at all about the subject before reading the article. Articles at this range of importance will often delve into the minutiae of international relations, using technical terms (and defining them) as needed. Northwest Passage, Franco-Japanese relations, Dan Gillerman

Suggested standards[edit]

Note that these are only suggested standards! These instructions are not set in stone.

Bilateral relations[edit]

All articles regarding the bilateral relations between two countries should follow this format in order to have an organization within all such articles:

  • Country names are to be placed in alphabetical order.
  • Following community discussion (here) neither the noun (e.g. Germany–Italy relations) or the adjective form (e.g. German–Italian relations) is preferred.

All articles regarding the bilateral relations between two countries should roughly have met any of these criteria in order to meet notability for the bilateral relational articles.

  1. They have been engaged in a war.
  2. They engage in significant trade.
  3. They have been/are in an alliance.
  4. They share a border.
  5. They have been engaged in a significant diplomatic conflict.
  6. They have been engaged in a significant trade dispute.


  • resident representatives
  • state visits
  • nationals of the other country
  • treaties
  • common memberships in multilateral organizations

Topics to cover:

  • date of recognition
  • diplomatic and consular representations and representatives (embassies, consulates)
  • cultural and scientific cooperation
  • non-governmental actors
  • trade volumes
  • state visits
  • bilateral agreements and treaties
  • nationals resident in the other country, migration between the two countries


  • directories of representations
  • trade, population statistics
  • studies on immigration/emigration
  • news reports on state visits
  • corpus of treaties
  • diplomatic cables

Embassy naming conventions[edit]

Suggest that all articles about a diplomatic mission building be named according to this naming convention:

{country adjective} {type of mission}, {name of city}

For example:

In case adjectives are too cumbersome or unusual, use

{type of mission} {country}, {city}

For the institution of a diplomatic mission, use

{type of mission} of {country} to {country}

Lists of diplomatic missions[edit]

  • Country names are to be placed in alphabetical order. If grouping countries by continent or region, place countries in the region their capital is in (which is usually the city where missions will be located).




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