footdragger

footdragger

(ˈfʊtˌdræɡə)
n
informal a person who is slow to take action
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becomes a footdragger in the WTO, it could impede U.S.
the United States, the principal footdragger" in the push for global restraints,
In fact the Asian financial crisis has not derailed AFTA as some expected, as both Indonesia and Thailand are under International Monetary Fund conditionality to liberalise in any event: a renewed commitment to AFTA by previous footdragger, Indonesia, is essentially a byproduct of its liberalised eco-nomy under IMF auspices.
However, this has not stopped some footdraggers from exploiting the EU power market for their own ends.
It was ignored because the bureau was viewed by neocons inside and outside the administration as a bastion of Arabist footdraggers committed to preserving the status quo in the Middle East.