destabilization destabilization  /di ˌsteɪ bə lə ˈzeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an event that causes a loss of equilibrium (as of a ship or aircraft)
  2. (n) the action of destabilizing; making something less stable (especially of a government or country or economy)

Usage(s):

  1. But as campaigning goes forward for parliamentary elections now slated for February 18, many similar opportunities for further destabilization will present themselves.
  2. We do not want our way of life jeopardized by risky foreign policies, economic experimentation and fiscal destabilization.
  3. Now the forces aligned against him are using religion and ethnicity as weapons of destabilization.

News

  1. Gbagbo-allied youth leader arrested in Ivory Coast

    A government spokesman in Ivory Coast says that authorities had arrested a youth leader from former President Laurent Gbagbo's political party on suspicion that he was involved in "destabilization activities" last month.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. Gbagbo-allied youth leader arrested in Ivory Coast - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) - A government spokesman in Ivory Coast says that authorities had arrested a youth leader from former President Laurent Gbagbo's political party on suspicion that he was involved in "destabilization activities" last month.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

Quotes

  1. "This is slander, this is a systematic destabilization campaign," Prime Minister Francois Fillon said. "We will not be intimidated by these methods and I want to say that those who are involved in this manhunt, or slanderous accusations,...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Francois Fillon Source: Vancouver Sun

  2. "We have made clear to the Turkish government that we continue to be concerned about anything that could lead to innocent civilian casualties or to a destabilization of the north," Rice said at a televised news conference today in Baghdad.
    on Dec 18, 2007 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Bloomberg

  3. "The group declared that such a withdrawal would `almost certainly produce greater sectarian violence' and lead to `a significant power vacuum, greater human suffering, regional destabilization and a threat to the global economy,'" Bush said,...
    on Dec 9, 2006 By: President Bush Source: Washington Post

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