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unilateral

adjective independent, lone, not recippocal, one-sided, single, singular, unaided
Associated concepts: unilateral action, unilateral contract, unilateral mistake
See also: ex parte

unilateral

‘one way’.
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The 1980 and 1981 Annual Conferences passed resolutions favouring unilateral nuclear disarmament, but it was not until the 1982 Conference that unilateralism was approved by the two-thirds majority necessary for it to become part of the party's official policy.
He writes that through ''failure of unilateralism,'' Americans will learn to grapple with the many problematic issues by cooperating with other countries to utilize and strengthen international organizations.
Bush called for assembling global democratic unity, underscoring his two-pronged soft and hard-line approach as opposed to his first-term unilateralism that led to souring ties, mainly with Europe.
For all its fervor, however, the transatlantic debate over unilateralism has been intellectually rather superficial, with little serious discussion of the political, economic, and legal questions that arise in connection with the practice of multilateralism in a world of sovereign states.
Lake examines three "defining moments" when the nation has chosen unilateralism or cooperation at junctures that defined the parameters of diplomacy for years to follow.
President Bush did not hesitate to address head-on the perceptions held by some Europeans and by some Americans as well of American disengagement from the world and of unbridled unilateralism.
The sanctions regime is now widely ignored; US European allies, led by the French, are furious at Washington's unilateralism (even Tony Blair's foreign minister was preparing to relax sanctions).
concern over American unilateralism, dating in particular from
Lebanon will be the country to benefit the most in a balanced world, for it paid a huge price because of political unilateralism (.
Iyad Alawi, rejected unilateralism in governing the state and denominationalism.
In October, former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad underscored the age-old and cordial relations between Tehran and Seoul, and said both Iran and South Korea oppose unilateralism and seek a fair world order.
Individual chapters focus on the alliance between neoconservatives and liberal hawks and their differing approaches to the idea of "humanitarian intervention," the centrality of ideological combat to the neoconservative view of politics, neoconservative support of unilateralism and rejection of a balance-of-power international system, and neoconservative belief in the value of displaying American military power.

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