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

  • In a stroke of unilateralism the White House announced it wouldn't even try to fix a decade-in-the-making international agreement, the Kyoto Protocol, to address global warming.
  • It was judicious but unapologetic unilateralism.
  • The practical costs of the last plank of the Bush Doctrine--unilateralism--may have finally persuaded the Administration to jettison that too.
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    Let's be honest: after eight years of George W. Bush in the White House, when regime change wars and unilateralism, torture and Guantanamo, had alienated the publics of many of Washington's long-standing allies, it was too easy to fantasize that a new cast of characters, led especially by an African-American liberal Democrat, might rapidly restore American standing.
    Nov. 6, 2013 - Foreign Relations

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