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1. The practice of engaging in three-party relations, agreements, or negotiations.
2. The political and economic policy of encouraging friendly relations among three nations or regions, especially the United States, Western Europe, and Japan, or North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim.

tri·lat′er·al·ist n.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the practice of engaging in three-party relations or governance
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The following year, David Rockefeller and Zbigniew Brzezinski created the Trilateral Commission, which meets once a year to discuss such problems.
Another set of candidates are claims that a semi-secret group actually is controlling the world, such as the Trilateral Commission was once believed to do.
He also previously served as the Chairman of the Advisory Committee of Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Chairman of Freedom House, the Vice Chairman of the Asia Foundation, and a member of the Trilateral Commission.
He is the first Asian to be on the board of the Global Reporting Initiative in the Netherlands, an organization which looks at all aspects of a business, and the only Filipino who sits on the board of a top-level think tank, the Trilateral Commission, with headquarters in Washington.
Previously, Dr McKinnell was director of the Trilateral Commission and the Business Council, and Chairman of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Advisory Council, chairman emeritus of the Business-Higher Education Forum, a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, and a member of the Boards of Trustees of the New York City Public Library, the New York City Police Foundation and the Economic Club of New York.
Solicited by the Trilateral Commission, Dobriansky, Olechowski, Satoh, and Yurgens, all experts on Russia, present their reports delineating where Russia is today, domestically and internationally, and what policy approaches the Trilateral countries should pursue toward Moscow, revealing areas of agreement and disagreement among the four authors as they provide analysis and conclusions, discussing, among other things, Putin and Ukraine.
"According to information obtained from the meeting of the Trilateral Commission in Belgrade in early November, only 35 percent of all Europeans support enlargement.
During his visit to the Republic of Serbia, President Ivanov participated in the 38th Meeting of the Trilateral Commission's European Group on 1 November, at which he spoke about the countries of the region on their way to the EU and NATO.
Kerry spoke last week to a group of high-ranking officials from the US, Europe and Japan known as the Trilateral Commission about the failure of his year-long attempt to revive the "peace talks" between Israel and the Palestinians.
Secretary of State John Kerry's remarks last week to the Trilateral Commission predicting Israel's potential transformation into an "apartheid state" should it fail to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians raised howls of protest from American Jewish leaders.
While Burwell was on the MetLife board, MetLife noted that she was a member of the Trilateral Commission.