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u·ni·lat·er·al·ism

 (yo͞o′nə-lăt′ər-ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
The policy or practice of conducting foreign affairs with minimal consultation or cooperation with other nations, including a nation's allies.

u′ni·lat′er·a·list adj. & n.
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unilateralist

(ˈjuːnɪˈlætərəlɪst)
n
1. a person or organization that believes in acting independently, without reference to other parties
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who believes in or advocates unilateral disarmament
adj
3. in favour of acting independently, without reference to other parties
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) believing in or advocating unilateral disarmament
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unilateralist - an advocate of unilateralism
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
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Translations

unilateralist

[ˈjuːnɪˈlætərəlɪst] Npersona f que está a favor del desarme unilateral, unilateralista mf
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unilateralist

adj policies etcauf einseitige Abrüstung ausgerichtet
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References in periodicals archive ?
Being allied with a party widely regarded as unilateralist has been a great liability for the SDP.
In foreign affairs, the Bush administration has followed a unilateralist policy, creating an image of America as an arrogant superpower bent on moving and shaking the world as it likes, and thus making light of the universal system of international law.
ITEM: In an essay entitled "Partnership and Principle" in the January/February issue of Foreign Affairs (the house journal of the globalist Council on Foreign Relations), Secretary of State Colin Powell sought to dispel the idea that the Bush administration is a collection of unilateralist, anti-UN cowboys.
That would be a dangerously unilateralist course that we hope is avoided at all costs.
Writing to an internationalist audience (Foreign Affairs is the flagship journal of the globalist Council on Foreign Relations), Powell emphatically rejects the familiar caricature of President Bush as a unilateralist cowboy.
And as Tharoor correctly points out, the Bush administration, for all of its unilateralist posturing, is firmly on the side of the UN's architects, rather than the American Founders.
It would take a Republican president generally perceived as conservative, anti-UN, America-First, unilateralist, and pro-military to pull off this CFR-concocted gambit to empower the UN with vast new powers in Africa.
Keynote speaker Robert Scalapino, a professor at California University, Berkeley, said that instability in Northeast Asia will increase if the United States strengthens its unilateralist tendencies.
"But once it was elected, the Bush presidency found it difficult to put this go-it-alone Americanism into practice." Critics of the Bush administration's supposed unilateralist tendencies underestimate "Bush's newfound enthusiasm for the international community," contends Holbrook.
President Bush's March 11th address, which marked the passing of six months from the Black Tuesday attacks, "seemed an attempt to reassure nations unsettled by the unilateralist tone of his State of the Union Address on January 29," observed the New York Times.
"China resolutely opposes the US side harming the interests of China and the world through unilateralist and protectionist policies," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement issued late on Thursday.
Zarif said in several interviews to major international media outlets during the trip that Washington was trying to use Iran's case to advance its unilateralist agenda.

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