One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An individual or organization that has significant political influence but is not allied to any particular country or state.
- ‘The inmates at Guantanamo Bay were captured fighting for a non-state actor, by US forces fighting on the territory of a foreign state.’
- ‘Pluralists consider non-state actors very important entities, having transnational impact.’
- ‘Different nonstate actors operate differently in the urban sea.’
- ‘We are therefore largely concerned with persecution by non-state actors.’
- ‘A simple definition of a terrorist might therefore be a nonstate actor employing violence for political ends.’
- ‘In other words, I don't see North Korea acting in the way say a non-state actor, a terrorist group, would act.’
- ‘The potential role of non-state actors has added a further dimension to the nuclear proliferation issue in the post cold-war context.’
- ‘To fight a nonstate actor whose operational actions are planned to achieve strategic goals, the United States must operate similarly.’
- ‘Positive measures of protection are, therefore, required… also against the acts of non-state actors.’
- ‘Under international law, the state has a clear responsibility for human rights abuses committed by non-state actors.’
- ‘A modest expansion of the right imposes the further duty on government to protect a speaker against deliberate interference by nonstate actors.’
- ‘Conflict involving non-state actors would likely occur in the midst of the civilian population.’
- ‘What this calculus doesn't take into account is the prospect of leakage to non-state actors.’
- ‘In certain contexts, such promotion of rights may be a useful or indeed essential path toward their better recognition by nonstate actors.’
- ‘Similarly, it is important to consider the complex challenge posed by the spread of weapons of mass destruction even to non-state actors.’
- ‘The second is the growing power of non-state actors.’
- ‘The wording of the first clause also leaves open the question whether terrorism can be committed by states or only by non-state actors.’
- ‘The focus of the book is on national governments, not nonstate actors.’
- ‘The American capacity to battle nonstate actors is less impressive.’
- ‘Today, a reasonably advanced country - or nonstate actor - could develop a chemical or biological weapon in months.’
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