unilateralism

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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.

unilateralism

the state of being one-sided. — unilaterality, n.unilateralist, adj.
See also: Government
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unilateralism - the doctrine that nations should conduct their foreign affairs individualistically without the advice or involvement of other nations
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
one-way street - unilateral interaction; "cooperation cannot be a one-way street"
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unilateralism

[ˈjuːnɪˈlætərəlɪzəm] Nunilateralismo m

unilateralism

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Owing to the right to humanitarian intervention in self defence, the right to unilateral intervention is surplus to the security requirements of the Turkish Cypriots and surplus to the lawful prevention of enosis since such an act would in any event be considered a casus belli -- an act justifying the use of force.
lu, in the context of statements he made yesterday in Cte d'Ivoire that it wasn't possible, at the Geneva Conference, for Turkey to accept a "foolish proposal" that provided for the abolition of the "right" to unilateral intervention, abolition of the guarantees, and withdrawal of the Turkish occupation troops from Cyprus on a timeframe is the greatest proof of Turkey's clear responsibility for the impasse at the Conference on Cyprus and the collapse of the talks.
For all the appearance, to destroy the threat embodied in ISIL requires approaching the task as one of true counter-terrorism and not unilateral intervention.
But it's wrong to expect that Turkey would undertake such a unilateral intervention in the immediate term if there is no such risk.
Kiev said earlier that it had managed to halt a Russian convoy through diplomatic channels, after the United States warned that any unilateral intervention by Moscow would be "deeply alarming" and considered an invasion.
Therefore any further unilateral intervention by Russia into Ukrainian territory, including one under the guise of providing humanitarian aid, would be completely unacceptable and deeply alarming and it would be viewed as an invasion of Ukraine," she said.
It has also called for the "removal of the existing Secretary of State unilateral intervention power in the case of functions relating to water".
Ban also wants the Western nations to cool their rhetoric, fearing that unilateral intervention in Syria could unleash more turmoil and bloodshed.
On Wednesday, the Chilean Senate issued a "strong" condemnation of the alleged chemical attacks, saying chemical warfare constitutes a "crime against humanity," but lawmakers rejected unilateral intervention in the Middle Eastern country.
The French military is expanding a unilateral intervention into Mali, a former colony in West Africa, to roll back the Islamist extremists who had already seized half the country," notes Max Fisher for the Washington Post.
With the expectation that the euro zone crisis could escalate further, this is likely to push the yen up sharply and unilateral intervention is unlikely to be that much of an offset on its own.
The US government recently suggested that the option of unilateral intervention will be considered if Khartoum continued to resist calls for allowing aid groups to access the two states.

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