buffer state


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buffer state

n.
A neutral state lying between two rival or potentially hostile states and serving to prevent conflict between them.

buffer state

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a small neutral state between two rival powers

buff′er state`


n.
a nation lying between larger and potentially hostile nations.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.buffer state - a small neutral state between two rival powers
country, land, state - the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"
Translations
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buffer state

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I took my seat beside him, while the lady, a useful little buffer state, was
Then you really would have something like a puppet regime, a buffer state for Iran against the third [Sunni] component.
However, with the rise of the Ottomans, they became a buffer state between the Ottomans and the Mamluks of Egypt.
To save Ukraine and eventually restore a working relationship with Moscow, the West should seek to make Ukraine a neutral buffer state between Russia and NATO.
The West fears that Russian President Vladimir Putin is doing his best to build a buffer state called Novorossiya or New Russia in eastern Ukraine.
Iraqi Kurdistan is Turkey's energy lifeline and a critical buffer state between Ankara and Tehran, Baghdad and Damascus.
So was the case of Syria-a buffer state between the Empire of Rome and that of Persians.
Khalistan will be a buffer state between India, China and Pakistan, ensuring peace in the entire South Asia region.
Amritsar, June 6 ( ANI ): The president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), Simranjit Singh Mann, on Friday demanded the creation of a state of 'Khalistan' to act as a buffer state between India, China and Pakistan.
Chinese leaders may still view North Korea as a strategic buffer state, but China's status as a global power is pushing them to view the North in a new way.
The idea by some scholars that North Korea is becoming a strategic burden to China rather than a buffer state (between China and South Korea) is now shared by the Chinese leadership," Yun said.
Meanwhile, Chinese leaders are engaged in "balancing" their interest in supporting North Korea as a buffer state with their desire to cooperate on international efforts to discourage its provocations, said Minton.