assertive behavior

assertive behavior

Psychiatry Bold and/or insistent communication of suggestions or actions to others. See Assertiveness training, Passive behavior. Cf Passive-aggressive behavior.
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Its provocative and assertive behavior increases the potential for escalatory actions, especially in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, that threatens US forces and allies in the region," he remarked.
Given this, the Trump administration's response to the Kremlin's increasingly assertive behavior in what was once the Soviet Union's sphere of influence- from Eastern Europe to the Baltics-will also be watched carefully in the coming months.
A confrontation involving Russia could occur over the assertive behavior of Vladimir Putin in Eastern Europe.
Hugh White, a professor in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at The Australian National University, outlines what is known about US strategy for East Asia Forum: "to take advantage of China's own assertive behavior to build anxiety about China's ambitions among its neighbors, and then harness that anxiety to assemble a coalition which will act together diplomatically to compel China to abandon its challenge, leaving the US-led order intact.
The United States is keen to promote ASEAN unity in the face of increasingly assertive behavior by China in pursuit of territorial claims in the South China Sea.
It is also seen by some ASEAN countries as a balancing factor against China's increasingly assertive behavior in disputed territories in the South China Sea.
The assertive behavior is in between aggressiveness and submissiveness.
presence in the south, the Americans would renew a presence elsewhere in the country to help address another security concern -- China's increasingly assertive behavior in the disputed South China Sea, where Beijing, Manila and four other governments have been locked in increasingly tense territorial disputes.
Tokyo has also voiced growing anxiety over China's military buildup and increasingly assertive behavior in a territorial dispute over East China Sea islands.
His other suggestion included assertive behavior by bureaucracy to check political masters whenever required.