Theory and practice of international relations: political-diplomatic, economic and juridical dimension

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Institute of International Relations of Moldova

Doctoral School "Theory and practice of international relations: political-diplomatic, economic and juridical dimension"

at the meeting of the International Relations Department

  din 20. 10.2017, process-verbal_3_

___________________Head of Department
PhD program: Theory and methodology of international relations and diplomacy
List of questions for the exam by

"Fundamentals of History and the Theory of International Relations and the Diplomatic Service"

(2017 -2018 г)

At the diploma not on a profile of the doctor's program

1. Definition of the term "diplomacy". The etymology of the word "diplomacy".

2. Professional requirements and moral qualities of a modern diplomat.

3. Place and role of diplomats in the implementation of foreign policy and international relations.

4. The art of listening to your companion. Concepts are diplomatic language and diplomatic style.

5. "Shuttle diplomacy": a general characteristic and the forms of its manifestation.

6. The concept of negotiations and their role in the life of the international community.

7. Forms of reaching agreements: compromise, balance of interests.

8. Formation of modern multilateral diplomacy.

9. General characteristics of diplomacy of the states of the Ancient East.

10. Typology and general characteristics of personnel involved in the diplomatic practice of the Ancient East.

11. The treaty between Ramses II and the Het king Hatushil III is a general characteristic. Principles of international law in the treaty 1278 BC.

12. The diplomacy of the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal is a general characteristic.

13. General characteristics of the diplomacy of Ancient Greece. Harold Nicholson on the meaning and lessons of the ancient Greek diplomatic school.

14. General characteristics of the ancient Roman diplomatic practice.

15. General characteristics of the ancient Israeli diplomatic practice. Diplomacy of the kings of David, Solomon and Herod.

16. General characteristics of Byzantine diplomacy. Innovations introduced by the Byzantines in diplomatic practice. Harold Nicholson on the significance and lessons of the Byzantine diplomatic school.

17. Papal diplomacy is a general characteristic of the essence, nature and methods.

18. Diplomacy of medieval Italian cities. Contribution of N. McKiavelli and G. Grotius to the development of diplomacy.

19. General characteristics of the French diplomatic school in the period of modern times (XVII-XIX centuries.). The contribution of Reshellier and Talleyrand in the development of diplomacy.

20. English diplomatic practice of the XVIII-XIX centuries.21. Российская дипломатия XVIII-XIX вв. Вклад Горчакова в развитие дипломатии.

22. "European Concert" 1815 - 1878 years.

23. Characteristic features of the Austrian diplomacy of the first half of the XIX century. The contribution of Metternich to the development of diplomacy.

24. Characteristic features of German diplomacy in the second half of the 19th century. Bismarck's contribution to the development of diplomacy.

25. Constitutional principles of the foreign policy of the Republic of Moldova and the State of Israel.

26. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel: mandate, structure and functions.

27. The Diplomatic Service of the Republic of Moldova and the State of Israel as part of the public service.

28. The Charter of the diplomatic and consular corps of the State of Israel.

29. The role of the president, parliament and government in diplomatic work (on the example of the Republic of Moldova and the State of Israel).

30. Rules of activity and conduct of diplomatic staff of the foreign service of the Republic of Moldova and the State of Israel.

31. Ministry of Foreign Affairs: functions and structure of the central apparatus.

32. Bilateral relations of the State of Israel with the Republic of Moldova.

33. Vienna Convention (1961) on diplomatic relations.

34. Bodies of external relations of the Republic of Moldova and the State of Israel abroad: structure, tasks and powers.

35. Diplomatic relations and the establishment of a diplomatic mission.

36. Employees of diplomatic missions abroad.

37. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation: tasks, functions and structure

38. Diplomatic Corps and the Diplomatic Corps seniority list. Embassies of the Russian Federation and the USA: general characteristics, functions and tasks.

39. Procedure for accreditation of the head of the diplomatic mission.

40. Bilateral relations of the Russian Federation with the Republic of Moldova and the State of Israel.

41. Immunities and privileges of diplomatic representations.

42. Foreign powers of the US President.

43. US State Department: history of establishment, organization and main lines of action

44. Diplomacy ad hoc.

45. President of the French Republic: his role and place in the country's foreign policy mechanism.

46. ​​Preventive diplomacy.

47. French MFA: characteristics, structure and functions.

48. Parliamentary diplomacy (on the example of Moldova and Israel).

49. The role of the King of Great Britain in the foreign policy mechanism of the country.

50. The concept and characteristics of consular law.51. Венская конвенция (1963) о консульских сношениях.

52. Foreign Ministry for Commonwealth Affairs - Foreign Officer: structure and main lines of action.

53. Establishment and termination of consular relations.

54. Diplomatic representation of the EU in the international arena (on the example of Moldova and Israel).

55. Established (career) consular officers and honorary consular officers.

56. European Neighborhood Policy: objectives, principles, content and implementation mechanisms.

57. The policy of European integration of the Republic of Moldova.

58. Diplomacy of the Arab Caliphate in the VII-XI centuries.

59. Council of Europe: structure and composition.

60. Role, composition and powers of the European Commission.

61. Structure and powers of the European Court of Justice.

62. The causes of the crisis and the stages and disintegration of the colonial system of imperialism.

63. Reasons, character, driving forces and significance of bourgeois revolutions of the XVII-XVIII centuries.

64. Association of Italy and Germany in the XIX century. and the implications for international relations.

65. Foreign policy problems of developing countries.

66. Features of the English Revolution of the XVII century.

67. Features of the American Revolution of the XVIII century.

68. The Holocaust during the Second World War: causes, manifestations, consequences.

69. National liberation movement in China after the end of the First World War (1918-1924). Civil wars in China (1925-1937).

70. The Great French Revolution of the XVIII century: its stages and results.

71. Reforms of the late 1970s. - beginning. XXI century. in China and their significance.

72. The goals, nature, significance and consequences of Napoleonic wars.

73. China during the years of the Anti-Japanese War (1937-1945).

74. The Vienna Congress (1814-1815) and the formation of a new system of international relations.

75. Coming to power of the Communists in China (1946-1949). Formation and construction of socialism in the PRC (1949-1978).

76. The causes, character and driving forces of the revolutions of 1848-1849.

77. The social and economic development of the Great Powers in the period 1870-1914.

78. Japan between the two world wars.

79. Contradictions between the great powers in the late XIX - early XX centuries. Formation of antagonistic military-political coalitions in Europe in the late XIX - early XX centuries.

80. Reasons, nature and outcome of the First World War.

81. Japan in the Second World War.

82. Peace treaty with Germany (1919). The essence of the Versailles system.

83. Post-war settlement in occupied Japan (1945-1951)

84. The beginning of the work of the Paris Peace Conference (1919) and the contradictions between the great powers.

85. Japan in the second half of XX - beg. XXI centuries.

86. Contradictions between the great powers in the Far East and in the Pacific basin and an attempt to resolve them at the Washington Conference (1921-1922).

87. Education of the State of Israel (1947-1948).

88. The reasons, character and driving forces of the Russian Revolution of 1917

89. The October Revolution: a conspiracy or the beginning of a great revolution? Estimates of the October Revolution in Historiography.

90. Anti-colonial movement in India in the period between the two world wars.

91. Establishment in the USSR of the totalitarian Stalinist regime: causes, essence, possible alternatives.

92. The final stage of the struggle for the independence of India (1939-1947).

93. The reasons for the establishment of the fascist regime in Germany and its essence.

94. Problems of the development of India in the second half of the XX century.

95. Munich Conference and its consequences. The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and what the parties got as a result of its signing.

96. India's foreign policy at the present stage.

97. German expansion in Europe between 1.IX. 1939 and 22.VI. 1941. The reasons for the "easy" victories of the Wehrmacht.

98. The Kemalist Revolution of 1919-23. and its meaning. Reform of the 1920s. in Turkey.

99. The events of the World War in the period between 22.VI. 1941 and November 1942. The causes of the defeat of the Red Army. Could Germany win the war?

100. The question of the opening of the Second Front (1941-1944).

101. Decisions of the Tehran, Yalta and Potsdam conferences and their historical significance.

102. The causes, essence and beginning of the Cold War (1945-1947). Soviet-American confrontation after the Second World War (1947 - 1949 gg.). The strategy of "deterring communism": the "Truman Doctrine" and the "Marshall Plan". The Caribbean crisis: causes, resolution and lessons.

103. The establishment of communist regimes in Eastern European countries and the role of the Soviet factor in this. The causes and collapse of totalitarian regimes in Eastern Europe in the late 1980s.

104. Socio-economic and political development of France (1944-2017).

105. Political and economic development of Italy in the postwar period (1945-1950). "The Problem of the South."

106. The Islamic Revolution "in Iran (19178-1979 gg.).

107. The West Germanic "economic miracle".

108. The Polish question during the Second World War.

109. Contradictions between the great powers in the middle of the XIX century. Consequences of the Crimean War for the international situation.

110. The processes of economic and political integration in Europe at the present stage.

111. Western, Israeli and Russian political scientists and political scientists on the state of contemporary international relations, the role of the United States, Russia and other great powers in the world today and their relationship.

112. Russian-American contradictions in the question of the principles of the world order: on the example of the Kosovo and Middle East crises.

113. Cooperation between Russia and the United States in the field of strengthening nuclear missile security in the world.

114. The problem of the US withdrawal from the ABM Treaty.

115. International cooperation in the field of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. North Korean nuclear issue.

 116. The Russian-Chinese partnership is one of the strongholds of the emerging multipolar world order.

117. The geopolitical position of Israel and its impact on the national security of the country.

118. Russia's relations with Western countries in the context of NATO's expansion to the East.

119. The essence of the "theory of atlantism" and "theory of neo-Atlanticism."

120. Differences in the views of K. Haushofer and H. Mackinder regarding the concept of "heartland - continental block".

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