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"
Translations

unilateralism

[ˈjuːnɪˈlætərəlɪzəm] Nunilateralismo m

unilateralism

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