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Even if ISIS is conclusively defeated there, which is by no means assured, the country’s six-year civil war will remain a multilateral stalemate with no end in sight.
That contrasts with Barack Obama, who sought to neutralize Iran’s nuclear program through diplomacy, and despite reaching a multilateral deal to achieve this is widely seen in the region as an appeaser.
However, EFI is not shying away from responding to Trump’s recent promise to pull out of the Paris Agreement, the multilateral agreement that Moniz worked on as energy secretary.
For Canada that course must be the renewal, indeed the strengthening, of the postwar multilateral order.
But this was not wanting to be involved in a multilateral agreement.
China, over the last decade or so, has been prioritizing bilateral and multilateral relations, rather than alliances.
Miller has filled a policy void left by a weak multilateral affairs division in the White House, and a secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, who has shown little interest in refugees, according to a U.S. official.
There was no specific change in bilateral or multilateral trade arrangements announced on the trip.
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Since lateral means "side", multilateral means basically "many-sided". The philosophy of multilateralism claims that the best solutions generally result when as many of the world's nations as possible are involved in discussions, and multilateralists often favor strengthening the United Nations. Today multilateralism can be seen at work in, for example, the World Health Organization, the World Trade Organization, and the International Criminal Court. But the U.S. doesn't always join the major multilateral organizations, instead often behaving as if a unilateral approach—that is, going it alone—was best for the interests of a powerful nation.
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