unilateralist

unilateralism

[yoo-nuh-lat-er-uh-liz-uhm]
noun
the advocacy or pursuit of a unilateral policy, especially in disarmament.

Origin:
1925–30; unilateral + -ism

unilateralist, noun, adjective
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unilateralism [(yooh-nuh-lat-uhr-uh-liz-uhm)]

Action initiated or taken by a single nation rather than by two nations (see bilateralism) or several (see multilateralism). For example, a nation might choose to disarm unilaterally in the hope that others will follow. (See recognition.)

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