containment, policy of
A United States foreign policy doctrine adopted by the Harry S. Truman administration in 1947, operating on the principle that communist governments will eventually fall apart as long as they are prevented from expanding their influence.
From “Great Society” to “Green New Deal”: How Do Politicians Name Policies?If the success of a political program is at least partly dependent on what it's called, what does it take for a name like the Green New Deal to stand out?
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