Reshaping Rogue States: Preemption, Regime Change, and US Policy toward Iran, Iraq, and North Korea
Alexander T.J. Lennon, Camille Eiss
MIT Press, Jul 9, 2004 - Political Science - 392 pages
An analysis of the policies of preemption and regime change as well as an examination of US policy options for dealing with each country in the "axis of evil."
In January 2002, President George W. Bush declared Iran, Iraq, and North Korea constituents of an "axis of evil." US strategy toward each of these countries has clearly varied since, yet similar issues and policy options have emerged for US relations with all three. Reshaping Rogue States seeks to improve our understanding of Iran, Iraq, and North Korea as well as of current and future policy options to combat the threats these nations pose. The book's comprehensive analysis of preemption and regime change debates the circumstances under which each policy might be justified or legal under international law. Prominent strategists and policymakers consider alternatives to preemption—including prevention, counterproliferation, and cooperative security—and draw conclusions from efforts to bring about regime change in the past. Reshaping Rogue States also reviews the differing policy challenges presented by each so-called axis member. Specifically, it considers how the United States might strike a balance with North Korea through multilateral negotiations; the changes within Iran that call for changes in US policy; and the dilemmas the United States faces in post-Saddam Iraq, including continuing insurgency, instability, and the feasibility of democracy.
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states that "stand outside the ... against them, and the various policies proposed
or enacted to combat them have evolved from administration to administration.
... "evil empire," President George W. Bush's 2002 State of the Union address
candidly redefined the enemy in precisely three ... 8 To the alarm of much of the
international community, the administration's subsequent National Security
Its declared national security strategy of preemption, more than anything,
arguably will distinguish the Bush administration from its predecessors in the
history books. Whether or not one believes that key players in the administration
Heisbourg calls the Bush doctrine a "work in progress" that will require further
clarification — in definition and scope ... he argues that the United States must
move beyond traditional nonproliferation approaches, as the administration did.
In Parts Three and Four on North Korea and Iran, respectively, authors deal with
the threats posed by the two remaining members (what some now call the "axle
of evil") vilified by the Bush administration in early 2002, while Part Five
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