hawkish hawkish  /ˈhɔ kɪʃ/


  • (adj) disposed to warfare or hard-line policies



  1. Ross has been hawkish on Iran, but he agrees with Obama's pledge to start talks.
  2. On key policy issues, Jones, Gates and Clinton aren't significantly more hawkish than Obama.
  3. For one thing, its hawkish Vice President may have wanted some company given that the more dovish Colin Powell had been tapped as Secretary of State.


  1. GOP Rep. Peter King To Anderson Cooper: Journalists Should Be Punished For Exposing Classified Info

    Members of Congress seem to be playing a game of one-upsmanship in their increasingly hawkish reactions to the NSA leaks. Democrat Dianne Feinstein said whistleblower Edward Snowden committed an act of treason, and now Republican Peter King has decided that any journalists who reported the information leaked by Snowden should face criminal prosecution.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Mediaite

  2. QE “Quicksand” Puts Bernanke in a Corner, Says PIMCO’s Gross

    Bill Gross, the founder and co-CIO of PIMCO, does not envy Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. Hawkish members of the central bank are publicly suggesting an exit from the Fed’s three-year stimulus program, also known as quantitative easing. Bernanke and Fed Vice Chair Janet Yellen are expressing more caution and have indicated that the bank’s $85 [...]
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Yahoo! Finance: The Daily Ticker


  1. "This issue (the elections) is not a purely domestic issue for America, but it is the defeat of Bush's hawkish policies in the world," Khamenei said in remarks reported by Iran's student news agency ISNA on Friday. "Since Washington's hostile...
    on Nov 10, 2006 By: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Source: Reuters AlertNet

  2. Talking to the Jerusalem Post before his U-turn, Costello argued: "The people who call for a boycott of Israel own the narrow view that performing there must be about profit and endorsing the hawkish policy of the government. It's like never...
    on May 26, 2010 By: Elvis Costello Source: The Guardian (blog)

  3. "The [Post] editorials during December [2002] and January [2003] numbered nine, and all were hawkish," wrote Columbia University journalism professor Todd Gitlin. "This editorial mood continued into February, culminating in a blast at the...
    on Feb 8, 2005 By: Todd Gitlin Source: Consortium News

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