isolationism


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i·so·la·tion·ism

 (ī′sə-lā′shə-nĭz′əm)
n.
A national policy of abstaining from political or economic relations with other countries.

i′so·la′tion·ist n. & adj.

isolationism

(ˌaɪsəˈleɪʃəˌnɪzəm)
n
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-)

n.
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.
[1920–25, Amer.]
i`so•la′tion•ist, n., adj.

isolationism

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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.isolationism - a policy of nonparticipation in international economic and political relations
foreign policy - a policy governing international relations
Translations
izolacionizam
izolacionizmus

isolationism

[ˌaɪsəʊˈleɪʃənɪzəm] Naislacionismo m

isolationism

[ˌaɪsəˈleɪʃənɪzəm] nisolationnisme m

isolationism

isolationism

[ˌaɪsəˈleɪʃˌnɪzm] nisolazionismo
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Islamabad, Oct 2(ANI): The writing on the wall could not be clearer that Pakistan, whose policy of exporting terrorism has made it a terrorist haven, is heading towards isolationism, an editorial in a Pakistani newspaper has said.
of the sort of foreign policy isolationism in vogue with the Tea Party.
I AM always saddened when I read Mailbag and find the vociferous correspondence espousing isolationism.
The financial crisis, which has hit the US hard, accompanied by increasing frustration at the lack of progress in Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran's nuclear programme and many other world crises, have led to the rise of isolationism amongst the US public.
The Republicans - and some Democrats - will try to tear him apart for this, tarring him with the brush of isolationism.
Yet now, along with UKIP, the Tories are rapidly becoming the party of isolationism.
America's entry into the First World War was not delayed, the American people wanted isolationism.
accepted the New Deal in principle, and had little affection for the kind of isolationism that then permeated American conservatism.
ISOLATIONISM will weaken America's ability to conquer global terrorism, a White House diplomat warned last night.
Summing up Shrum's history Klein writes, "[T]here was a whiff of classic know-nothingism to Shrumclone candidates--nativism, isolationism, protectionsm, paranoia.
The loyal opposition (Republicans in the late '90s, Democrats now) has to be dragged into supporting a war or major troop deployment, while the commander-in-chief can be counted on to invoke Munich and warn against isolationism.