isolationism(redirected from Ostrich policy)
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A national policy of abstaining from political or economic relations with other countries.
i′so·la′tion·ist n. & adj.
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a policy of nonparticipation in or withdrawal from international affairs
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an attitude favouring such a policy
ˌisoˈlationist n, adj
i•so•la•tion•ism(ˌaɪ səˈleɪ ʃəˌnɪz əm, ˌɪs ə-)
the policy or doctrine that peace and economic advancement can best be achieved by isolating one's country from alliances and commitments with other countries.
i`so•la′tion•ist, n., adj.
the policy or doctrine directed toward the isolation of a country from the affairs of other nations by a deliberate abstention from political, military, and economic agreements. — isolationist, n.See also: Politics