from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Failure or refusal to intervene, especially in the affairs of another nation.
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- n. Alternative spelling of non-intervention.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or habit of not intervening or interfering.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or policy of not intervening or not interfering; specifically, systematic non-interference by a nation in the affairs of other nations, or in the affairs of its own states, territories, or other parts.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a foreign policy of staying out of other countries' disputes
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US "nonintervention" appears to be a highly flexible concept.
Any analysis of this must necessarily include the actions of those who act or try to act with absolute disregard of the standards established in international law, such as nonintervention, or with the absurd and dangerous expedient of the extraterritoriality of a nation's internal legislation.
"nonintervention," and its real aim to secure Kansas a pro-slavery character avowed.
Libya has been a major test for China's longstanding foreign policy of nonintervention.
The upside of nonintervention in these Arab revolutions is that we will finally be forced to "walk the walk" we "talk" so well.
While ASEAN has reportedly implemented 75 percent of the blueprint it passed in 2008 to create a regional trade bloc, unlike the EU, it also remains committed to a principal of nonintervention in the affairs of members, known as the "ASEAN Way."
China "expressed regret" over the use of military force in Libya even as it decided last week not to block authorization of strikes at the U.N. Security Council, a rare acquiescence that moved it further away from its foreign policy based on nonintervention.
But last week, Mr. Lavrov for the first time seemed to distance Moscow from the Assad regime, saying the Kremlin was seeking to defend the principle of nonintervention, not Mr. Assad personally.
Instead, he said, the Security Council should have considered a Russian draft resolution that called for nonintervention in Syria's affairs and for a negotiated settlement of the civil conflict.
Sovereign equality: Article 1:1 of the UN Charter guarantees each state nonintervention, regardless of the nature of their political systems -- whether democratic, authoritarian or despotic.