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Synonyms for belligerency

Synonyms for belligerency

hostile or warlike attitude or nature



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Obama declined to join in any anti-Iranian belligerency. He said, "The purpose of any strategic cooperation [between the United States and the Arab states] is not to perpetuate any long-term confrontation with Iran, or to even marginalize Iran.
He shows how slowly Americans came even to contemplate, let alone favor, belligerency, accepting it with resignation rather than enthusiasm.
While halting al acts of belligerency is deemed essential it would be vital to identify the perpetrators, he went on.
But the Qur'an is clear that defensive belligerency can only take place when there is religious oppression or people have been evicted from their homes.
It is true, as will be observed below, that on a handful of occasions States fighting rebel forces have accepted them as lawful combatants by recognizing a situation of belligerency. Throughout the Charter era, a similar result has at times been brought about by unilateral commitments or by bilateral agreements between the fighting forces.
Beijing, May 14 ( ANI ): Describing Washington's latest remarks on the South China Sea as "inspiring belligerency," Beijing has reportedly urged US to stop fueling maritime provocation.
Political cleavage lines soon became clear: Germany and Russia, both of which possessed large regular armies, intended to keep the definition of lawful belligerency highly restrictive, hence not allowing for a defensive levee en masse or even militia forces.
The remaining legacy of George Bush's simplistic belligerency is no longer the answer.
When he succeeded [the late] Imam Khomeini [in June 1989] he became a craftier merchant, but this time a seller of expensive [Persian] carpets, always raising his price when the potential foreign buyer appeared to be interested, with a degree of belligerency at the beginning [of negotiations], only to come down just as the deal appeared to be on the verge of collapse".
With the ravages of democratic ideas, however, the modern republic cannot go to war under the old conceptions of autocracy and death-dealing belligerency. If a successful animus for war requires a renaissance of state ideals, they can only come back under democratic forms, under this retrospective conviction of democratic control of foreign policy, democratic desire for war, and particularly of this identification of the democracy with the state.
Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie, who lodged the motion calling on Walker to resign, added: "His belligerency to vacate his seat is a flagrant insult to the parliament and to the taxpayer.
She pointed out that recently Indian belligerency against Pakistan has increased tremendously with violations of air space, firing across LoC and international border and with increased efforts to steal Pakistan's river water, especially the Chenab, in clear violation of the Indus Waters Treaty.
That is, was there a recognition of belligerency? Historically, belligerent recognition seems to have been required on the part both of the relevant state-party opponents in the NIAC and of affected neutral powers, although it did not need to be express and could be implied from other acts.
In addition, and as a result, all acts of belligerency, incursion or the so-called hot pursuit practiced by Israel against us must stop.
Some of the memorable phrases used as sub-headings throughout the book indicate its more general tenor: 'deterring democracy', 'the predatory state', 'zones of belligerency', 'frontiers of antagonism', 'imperial overstretch' and 'hegemonic crisis'.