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- n. Alternative form of détente.
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- n. the easing of tensions or strained relations (especially between nations), as by agreement, negotiation, or tacit understandings.
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- n. the easing of tensions or strained relations (especially between nations)
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Through this offensive, originally carried out in secret, which it described as detente, the racist regime sought to isolate the ANC from independent
Dog/cat detente is still on the level of demilitarized zones, alas.
While we remained on the defensive or engaged in detente with the communists during the Cold War, the enemy continued to war against us indefinitely.
The word detente was hers, as are many of the other words he remembers from her sentences.
Now 20 months into the Obama presidency, the question is this: After Obama's "detente" - and after alienating our two closest allies - how does the Arab and Muslim world now view America?
If we do not reach a complete understanding on values and do not agree that there are no grounds for conflict here, we would end up building a "peaceful coexistence" model similar to the 1970s "detente" - under a best-case scenario.
So essentially, after everybody shouting at each other all week, the attorney general went up there to try and explain his side, listen to Senator Frist's side and call a detente, if you will, until they can negotiate something.
The United States recognizes Iran's importance in the gulf and we've worked hard in the past to improve difficult relationships with many other countries whether the approach used has been called detente or principled engagement or constructive dialogue or something else.
America and Western Europe, has been unleashed on our people, designed to make them relax to false hopes of "change" within the general context of a spirit of so-called detente, whereby, fascism, with all its unchanging nature, is expected by some miracle to make a voluntary and even unsolicited surrender of its power and domination in peaceful response to demands by some spokesmen.
As for relations between Russia and the West, there is a return to what was traditionally known as detente, most notably the signing of the renewed START treaty and the ongoing Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty conference in New York, where the main agenda item is to make Israel join, with both the US and Russia in agreement.