The ever-shrinking world of the 21st century is sustaining the global village we live in today. The movement of persons, finance and commercial products underscores the significance of reliance and the challenge of attempting to remain self-reliant. No country remains isolated – not even islands – as the multiplicity of cross-cutting sectors and segments of the global community have amalgamated to create a rich diversity, within countries and among them.
This has led to the emergence of the field of International Relations (IR), which is more relevant than ever today. But what does IR comprise of? And why is it ever so important? What are the repercussions it entails?