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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Even as managing head of the BOI, Panlilio disdained being surrounded by a cordon sanitaire. He prefers spontaneity, and delivers his speeches extemporaneously.
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.
A potential Kurdish republic could be an important component of a cordon sanitaire around Iran.
This critical cordon sanitaire however, does not insulate the PRC from criticism, or outright anger, from the ethnic or religious counterparts of minorities within China such as the Uyghurs, whose appearance in jihadist circles from Syria to Pakistan and Afghanistan have brought an unwelcome spotlight on Chinese policies in Xinxiang throughout the Muslim world.
This racial and economic divide was intensified by a cordon sanitaire, a border zone that promoted division through desire.
Corporate and Russian propaganda would have the German public believe that Nord Stream 2 is to be a kind of energy cordon sanitaire, insulating Germany from the troubles of its eastern neighbors, even though they may be fellow EU members.
None of these were ever agreed on, thus leaving only the French strategy to isolate the Bolshevik regime economically and politically (the Cordon Sanitaire) as the ultimate policy of the Allies concerning Russia.
He considers the Syrian colonial legacy dating from the French mandate of the League of Nations, followed by Syrian independence in 1946, with discussion of the roles of the Bedir Khan brothers, Osman Sabri, Hajo Agha, the political party Khoybun, and the first leaders of independent Syria, as well as how the Syrian Arab government tried to make the Kurds in Syria invisible through the 1963 report by the Syrian Arab official Muhammad Talab Hilal, Decree 93, the creation of the Arab Belt as an artificial cordon sanitaire of Syrian Arabs between foreign Kurds living in Turkey and Iraq and Syria, and other measures, as well as the proliferation of small Kurdish political parties.
EU countries loathe the possibility that these destitute refugees might reach the shores of "Fortress Europe." Turkey has become a convenient cordon sanitaire absorbing all of the negative effects of hosting such a large number of refugees.
With her country under threat, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has imposed emergency measures including the community quarantine and a "cordon sanitaire" -- a system of medical roadblocks to prevent the infection reaching cities, widely used against the Black Death in Medieval times.
Les presidents guineen, Alpha Conde, sierra-leonais, Ernest Bai Koroma, et liberienne, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, ont decide, a l'issue d'un sommet a Conakry, d'imposer un cordon sanitaire a frontiere commune.