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Having or conceiving multiple centers of power or influence: a multipolar world; a multipolar approach to foreign policy.

mul′ti·po·lar′i·ty (-pō-lăr′ĭ-tē, -pə-) n.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a distribution of power between three or more countries, alliances, parties, etc
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Multipolarity was the vision promoted in the 1990s and 2000s.
most is not the multipolarity that has been evolving throughout this century.
Summary: Multipolarity is back, and with it strategic rivalry among the great powers.
What should alarm the US most is not the multipolarity that has been evolving throughout this century.
The leadership and the voice for multipolarity, for the multilateral settlement of the problematic issues which Belarus raises in the international arena, Amina J.
The trends of global multipolarity, economic globalization, IT application and cultural diversity are surging forward; and countries are becoming increasingly interconnected and interdependent.
On the other hand, Nato's encirclement of Russia highlights American attempts to frustrate multipolarity.
Such multipolarity is conducive to building a new just, and reasonable economic-political order, setting up a relatively stable international political framework, and promoting exchanges and cooperation.
This paper contextualizes Chinese economic ascent in the broader framework of multipolarity.
The New World Order is fast moving towards multipolarity, where China is emerging as a more important player.
The trend regionally, as elsewhere, is toward multipolarity, with the West no longer ascendant.
Contemporary thinking is supplementing and sometimes supplanting center/periphery models of exchange with models of circulation, multipolarity, and entanglement, they argue, while the treatment of scale is moving away from nested entities identical except for size or rank, toward the possibility that not everything can be scaled up without other changes occurring.