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Afghanistanism is a term, first recorded in the United States, for the practice of concentrating on problems in distant parts of the world while ignoring controversial local issues. In other contexts, the term has referred to "hopelessly arcane and irrelevant scholarship," "fascination with exotic, faraway lands," or "Railing and shaking your fist at an unseen foe who is quite unaware of your existence, much less your fury."

All Roads Lead to Rome (2015 film)

All Roads Lead to Rome is a 2015 romantic comedy film directed by Ella Lemhagen and written by Josh Appignanesi and Cindy Myers. The film stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Raoul Bova, Rosie Day, Paz Vega, and Claudia Cardinale.


Balkanisation, or Balkanization, is a geopolitical term for the process of fragmentation or division of a region or state into smaller regions or states that are often hostile or uncooperative with one another.


Copenhagenization is a term coined in the early 19th century, and has had occasional use since. It alludes to the Bombardment of Copenhagen in 1807, during the Napoleonic Wars.

Crossing the Rubicon (disambiguation)

Julius Caesars Crossing the Rubicon river was an event in 49 BC that precipitated the Roman Civil War. Crossing the Rubicon may also refer to: Metaphorically, a point of no return

Facts on the ground

Facts on the ground is a diplomatic and geopolitical term that means the situation in reality as opposed to in the abstract. The term was popularised in the 1970s in discussions of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict to refer to Israeli settlements built in the occupied West Bank, which were intended to establish permanent Israeli footholds in Palestinian territory. Rashid Khalidi wrote in 2010: One reason Israel continues to build settlements is that, according to the so-called Clinton parameters laid down in 2000, a final Israeli–Palestinian agreement would grant sovereignty over Jewish-occ ...