unilateralism


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to unilateralism: bilateralism

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"
Translations

unilateralism

[ˈjuːnɪˈlætərəlɪzəm] Nunilateralismo m

unilateralism

References in periodicals archive ?
Lebanon will be the country to benefit the most in a balanced world, for it paid a huge price because of political unilateralism (.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani expressed concern over the spread of unilateralism in the contemporary world order, and called on international bodies, elites, intellectuals and political figures to do their best to establish a more fair global system.
SUNA) -The Prominent figure of the Popular Congress Party, Kamal Omer has stated that they want to break up the dialogue unilateralism and move to the concept of collective governance through the implementation and achievement of the six points of dialogue .
ARBIL/ Aswat al-Iraq: Kurdish Alliance MP Khalid Shwani attributed the failure of partnership government to the lack of implementation of programmes, negligence and unilateralism.
The source added that President Abbas signed letters of accession to 15 international conventions and treaties to assure that this is an essential right for the Palestinian people, while Israel considers the move as unilateralism and a red line.
He added: "The unilateralism of the Prime Minister arrived to a level that the political process would be lost, running the State is not Maliki's only, but for all Iraqis and all the political components, so when there is any agreement he must take the other political forces into account.
WJC also raises concerns about Palestinian unilateralism at 1.
He covers the doctrine of self-defense and its limits in criminal law, the laws of war and the roots of international self-defense, a critique of the prevention of war doctrine from sovereignty to unilateralism, and the role and rationale of the imminence requirement in national and international law.
But if, for the sake of argument, one were to accept the view expressed by President Obama - that unilateralism is a flawed political approach - then one should survey the history of unilateral moves within the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and examine the US response towards them.
It's not just brute force, it's not just unilateralism, it's being smart enough to say: 'You know what?
We are going to the international community to tell them that we are part of this community, and that we want a solution based on the international law and not on the balance of powers or Israel's unilateralism.
The problem of unilateralism permeates a number of other essays as well.
Full browser ?