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multilateral

of or involving more than two nations or parties
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This multilateralist approach adopted by Roh has basically resulted in a dual-track policy--a mixture of independence and cooperation--toward the United States.
These advocates of "hard" power are prepared to override the concerns of the moderate multilateralists, doubters in the U.
All of these qualifications do not justify the multilateralist cop-out as an excuse for American inaction against Saddam Hussein.
To put it crudely, if both men become multilateralists, then these nominations could improve the U.
For committed multilateralists, multilateralism is a universal moral imperative, based on the primacy of international law and the notion that there is universal jurisdiction that should supersede national boundaries.
In principle, there is no reason why the leading power in a unipolar order cannot pursue a multilateralist foreign policy or, conversely, why the great powers in a multipolar system necessarily must be multilateralists.
In either case, Canadians are multilateralists by vocation, and this, right off the bat, differentiates them from Americans.
But September 11 empowered the administration's unilateral interventionist wing, and pushed isolationists and multilateralists to the sidelines.
Table 1 illustrates where, at Point 1, we find unilateralists who seek to disengage with the UN; at Point 2, unilateralists who engage with the UN for the sole purpose of furthering US foreign policy interests; at Point 3, multilateralists who are somewhat interested in furthering common interests, but who are more concerned with US interests; and, at the furthest point, multilateralists who are more global minded and see multilateral engagement as a central US interest.
When it comes to Iran, no single act would do more to empower Washington's own multilateralists, or at least to temper the influence of its unilateralist hawks.
It wasn't the Democrats who forced the hawks to rethink, however, but a combination of pressure from within by multilateralists like Colin Powell and pressure from outside by establishment Republican critics like Brent Scowcroft.

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