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Information and information technologies are steering international relations as they have fostered collaborations and even wars. Competition for information and information products have resulted in massive cyber-attacks and information wars. Information is being used by different countries for economic and political gains and this has brought about information theft and manipulation over the cyber. Information has become a central and key driver in international relations. However, different countries are not aware of the exact extent of the importance of information in international relations. This has made them not pay attention to securing their information and information products and even not seeking to maximise the use of information as a resource to foster economic and political development. This study sought to establish the importance of information in international relations. This study applied a literature review which sought to bring out the importance of information and information communication technologies in international relations.