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hard line

A firm, uncompromising policy or position. For example, The President was taking a hard line on the budget. [c. 1960]
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It would be a right option for Japan to drop its trite, hard-line and conservative approach toward the DPRK,'' it said, referring to North Korea by its official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
While it's true that Reagan's hawkishness almost certainly played a role in helping reformists like Gorbachev overcome more hard-line forces in the former Soviet Union, as Barbara Farnham, a senior associate of the Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University, has written, "He had been transformed from an `essentialist,' who believed that the Soviet Union was governed by an ideology that put no limits on what it could justifiably do to gain its ends of `absolute power and a communist world,' to an `interactionist,' who saw the conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States in terms of mutual misperception.
In the latest demonstration of his administration's hard-line stance on foreign trade, President Clinton called for a review of the accord between the EC and the United States on the Airbus consortium, claiming the subsidized European aircraft manufacturer was responsible for layoffs in the U.
The company is well known for respecting digital rights and it's hard-line stand against piracy.
28 ( ANI ): Iran has ordered supporters of hard-line conservative policies to remove anti-American billboards just days after they went up.
Then, in the north and east of the country, a series of battles erupted between hard-line Islamists and mainstream rebel groups.
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Indonesia's government is moving the final round of the Miss World pageant from main Java island to the resort island of Bali amid protests by hard-line Muslims against the contest.
Walter Siggelkow, founder and president of HLS Hard-Line Solutions, has been nominated by Cambrian College for a Premier's Award.
Iran's presidential election candidates clashed over foreign policy in their last televised debate June 7, with a hard-line front-runner saying a moderate contender had undermined the country through past subservience to the West.
Yesterday's protests marked the beginning of the second week of valleywide protests by people from different walks of life called by the hard-line separatist leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
Summary: A rare bombing in Damascus over the weekend could be sign that Syria is paying a price for moderating its hard-line policies as it tries to boost its international standing.
Mostly silent in recent years, they have begun protesting against the hard-line President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and perhaps fomenting additional, resistance to his rule.
THE INTERNATIONAL community groaned when Tehran's hard-line mayor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, won Iran's presidential election last June.
In a sign of increased tolerance in this hard-line communist nation, an exhibit of photos by the late Robert.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa reiterated his hard-line position against strike threats from a municipal union, saying Tuesday the city has made a fair contract offer and cannot afford to pay more in uncertain financial times.