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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References in classic literature ?
I took my seat beside him, while the lady, a useful little buffer state, was
Wedged between India and China, Nepal needs to balance ties, but the outcome of the election could determine which of the Asian giants gets the upper hand in the battle for influence in the buffer state.
By changing the international balance of power and removing the risk of Soviet penetration, the USSR's fall eliminated Iran's value to the United States even as a buffer state.
China has geopolitical reasons for wanting to keep North Korea a buffer state and prevent a mass migration crisis on its border with North Korea.
This would strengthen insurgent groups' control over border areas, effectively creating a buffer state between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
China opposes proliferation, but not as much as it wants to maintain a divided Korean Peninsula and ensure that North Korea remains a stable buffer state on its borders.
Incluso, se puede pensar que durante la Guerra Fria Mexico no fue un pais neutral, fue un buffer state ("Estado colchon"), termino diplomatico que se referia a los Estados en donde podian operar los servicios estadounidenses de manera amplia sin que ello involucrara expresamente al gobierno local en un bando dentro de la Guerra Fria.
Ankara fears the possible creation of a Kurdish buffer state on its border supported by the US and Russia.
Therefore, Israel is the perfect buffer state for them.
So that Bolton can ensure the complete dismantling of the region in favor of Israel and that a buffer state can be established to block the Iranian influence in Syria and Lebanon?
Since these weapons have removed the need for direct armed confrontation, the necessity of the buffer state, the perimeter defense, has also been removed.
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.