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  • n. Plural form of unilateralist.


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  • And this really is a perfect opportunity -- I'm not sure it's the intention, but I think it will probably happen -- to stamp out what the military likes to call unilateralists, which is people operating on their own.

    CNN Transcript Mar 14, 2003

  • The "unilateralists," principally Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his brainy deputy, Paul Wolfowitz, have asserted that the United States, as the world's "hyperpower," should look after its own interests and not worry so much about Russia, which they regard as a corrupt has-been.

    A Steely Southerner

  • Administration officials keep saying that those of us who criticize them for failing to lead the world are "unilateralists," like the dreaded George W. Bush.

    Who's on First?

  • Dr Julian Lewis, a former Tory defence spokesman, said: What is shocking is that this is clearly designed as some form of appeasement of the Liberal Democrats who are, and always have been, covert unilateralists ...

    David Cameron to delay Trident replacement

  • Bush-administration unilateralists, some analysts say, regarded the U.N. as an obstacle to American foreign policy.

    North Korea Crisis Tests Obama's Reliance on U.N.

  • Rather than retreat into isolationism, as we have often done in our history, or go it alone as the unilateralists advocated disastrously in the past decade, we need to commit ourselves to a national strategy of smart engagement with the rest of the world.

    We Should Talk to Our Enemies

  • Voting "aye" were Ted Kennedy, John Kerry and Harry Reid, among other noted unilateralists.

    Bush the Multilateralist

  • Pitted against Blair and Powell were the usual unilateralists: Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and their aides, who maintained it was enough to say that the United States would work with the Security Council.

    Selling The World On War

  • Still, after four years of lost opportunities, even Bush's armor-plated unilateralists are beginning to feel badly dented.


  • State Department officials tend to want multilateral help and a drawn-out political process; Pentagon unilateralists tend to want an all-American effort, to install favorites like exile leader Ahmad Chalabi and to make a quick exit.

    Our New Civil War


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