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Entries Tagged as 'Deterrence'

Indonesian – Penangkalan

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Deterrence, Indonesian

Penangkalan Relates to deterrence; prevention Even though the concept has been used and understood mostly by the limited communities who deal with international relations and military affairs, the Indonesian language has a problem translating the term ‘deterrence’.  Almost all written materials would use the English term ‘deterrence’ or if they give a translation, the English […]

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Chinese – Wēishè

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Chinese, Deterrence

威懾 (威慑) Wēishè Relates to deterrence The term is composed of two characters. 威 (威) – wēi – a power which makes people fearful and obedient; the force; to threaten[1] 懾 (慑) – shè – fear; to yield because of fear[2] 威懾 (威慑) – wēishè – using force or power to make opponents fear and […]

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Karen – Ta Traw Ka

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Deterrence, Karen

Ta Traw Ka Relates to deterrence The word for deterrence is actually a direct translation from the Burmese and shares a similar meaning with the Karen word for defence. Literally: – Ta Traw Ka – Obstruct Neither this term nor the concept it refers to can be found in the Karen Dictionary, even in its most […]

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