All seem to agree that Goldstone was a determinant of Israel's relatively restrained attack against Hamas this time around.
Political pressure, economic resources and the ability to navigate into a Kafkaesque bureaucracy play a determinant role.
On 11 August 1947, he told the soon-to-be born nation that religion was not the determinant of Pakistani nationalism.
determinant de·ter·mi·nant (dĭ-tûr'mə-nənt)
An influencing or determining element or factor.