cordon sanitaire


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cor·don san·i·taire

(kōr-don' san-i-tār'),
The barrier erected around a focus of infection.
[Fr., sanitary barrier]

cordon sanitaire

(kôr-dôN′ sä-nē-târ′)
n. pl. cordons sanitaires (kôr-dôN′ sä-nē-târ′)
1. A barrier designed to prevent a disease or other undesirable condition from spreading.
2. A chain of buffer states organized around a ideologically dangerous or potentially hostile nation.
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Cordon sanitaire politics can, ironically, end up making these far-right critiques of the establishment more true, by ensuring that mainstream parties really do have to embrace similar positions to reach consensus, and by setting up the political system as the far-right versus everyone else.
However, at the same time, what the Yellen confirmation process showed is that the return to the old days of a cordon sanitaire between the federal government and state insurance regulation is over.
I think you could use an ERRB warhead to create a cordon sanitaire around various borders where people are causing trouble these days," he said, citing the mountainous border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan as an example, where he said no one was living 'except a few goats'.
Forte du score de sa candidate Marine Le Pen a la presidentielle francaise (17,9% des voix), l'extreme droite compte jouer les trouble-fete aux Legislatives 2012 et obtenir quelques sieges malgre le cordon sanitaire maintenu vaille que vaille autour d'elle par la droite classique.
Air power then creates a cordon sanitaire around rebel enclaves to prevent slaughter by the dictator, buying time for rebels to constitute themselves into a fighting force and form an interim government.
That means declaring a cordon sanitaire around every polling station sufficiently encompassing as to allow voters free access.
It is safe to say that a theological cordon sanitaire had been erected around me by both the Jewish and the Christian mainstreams.
To combat future inflationary bubbles national governments beyond Europe's cordon sanitaire could be encouraged to establish new national units of account (NUA) indexed to inflation.
Most analyses of South Korea's rise, including Chang's, ignore the vital fact that South Korea was one of the countries selected by the USA--in a chain extending all the way down from Finland, Sweden, Norway and Germany to Taiwan, Japan, etc--that were given economic, military and political help to grow into economic powerhouses in order to act as a cordon sanitaire against the spread of communism.
Since then, the policy has moved inexorably forward, through the so-called Security Fence (which serves to unilaterally confiscate yet more land), the continuation of settlements, and the completion of Israel's cordon sanitaire around East Jerusalem.
The first requirement of a cordon sanitaire, however, would be to cut all air links, which would require carrier air strikes to destroy the Sudanese air force's 51 combat aircraft, 25 transports, and 44 helicopters; its fuel munitions, and maintenance facilities; and the few runways capable of supporting heavy transports and fighters.
Attraction between those of the same sex is as old as the Pyramids and probably reaches further back than Imperial Egypt, where incidentally, incest was actively encouraged to keep the royals within a marital cordon sanitaire.