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buffer state

Politics a small neutral state between two rival powers
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However, the authors overlooked the relationship between buffer states and channel qualities in the scheme.
Since these weapons have removed the need for direct armed confrontation, the necessity of the buffer state, the perimeter defense, has also been removed.
This sends a message to Russia, that if Moscow wants to use its economic dominance in the region to try to get its preferred buffer states to bend the knee, the West will react to counteract their efforts.
BITTERLY DIVIDED My main fear was that those buffer states joining these Western institutions would disturb Russia.
The connection between the transmitter and the receiver is realized in slow Rayleigh fading channel, while information about the quality of the channel and the buffer state are being interchanged through the control channel.
More than the petro sheikhdoms, guerilla-cum-political movements and superpower financed buffer states, heavy lies the head that wears the crown in Damascus.
For this reviewer, for example, Kentucky in the Civil War was a historical antecedent to contemporary Afghanistan in that both have been politically postured as buffer states during times of political maneuvering.
In Central Europe, its aim is to weaken the ties of such countries as Poland and the Czech Republic to NATO and eventually convert them to buffer states.
The worst possible scenario for the Soviets (and it has come true in this century) was the liberation of buffer states before the final collapse of Germany.
Buffer states that can be strengthened to become more effective insulators against terrorist attacks upon the United States and its interests
This goal is not surprising: Declining or not, Russia has always seen itself as a great power that should be surrounded by buffer states.
David Parnell reexamines the reputation of John II Comnenus, suggesting that the emperor did not want to get rid of the Frankish presence in the Middle East but tried to channel it by establishing Frankish buffer states between the empire and Islam.