Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The policy or practice of conducting foreign affairs with minimal consultation or cooperation with other nations, including a nation's allies.

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  • noun A tendency of nations to act on their own, or with only minimal consultation and involvement with other nations.

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  • noun the doctrine that nations should conduct their foreign affairs individualistically without the advice or involvement of other nations

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Examples

  • His much exaggerated "unilateralism" is not why the Atlantic seems a little wider every day.

    The Widening Atlantic

  • His much exaggerated "unilateralism" is not why the Atlantic seems a little wider every day.

    The Widening Atlantic

  • George Bush was so right, unilateralism is the way to go.

    Kgirl abandons family to the wolves week, days 4-7

  • George Bush was so right, unilateralism is the way to go.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • The Bush administration's "experiment in unilateralism," he wrote, had merely revealed "the limits of such an approach."

    The Widening Atlantic

  • The Bush administration's "experiment in unilateralism," he wrote, had merely revealed "the limits of such an approach."

    The Widening Atlantic

  • The straight-talking Texan may have made it easier for Europeans to blame their lack of support on U.S. "unilateralism" -- even where there was multilateral agreement, such as on the "good war" in Afghanistan.

    The Limits of Hope

  • We love multilateralism and abhor unilateralism, which is why we do nothing but talk

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • He is the architect of our policy of unilateralism, which is causing us to be hated around the world.

    CNN Transcript Apr 27, 2004

  • It's called unilateralism and what it means is that European leaders have no balls.

    kevynwight Diary Entry

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