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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Anthony Clark Arend's discussion of international law and the use of force
analyzes preemption in the paradigm of the UN Charter but ultimately concludes
that, for all practical purposes, that paradigm is outdated. He calls on the United
... about the military use or misuse of the Osirak facility), the UN Security Council (
including the United States) roundly rejected Israel's invocation of the right to self-
defense under Article 51 of the UN Charter to justify its anticipatory action.
As the NSS accurately states, preemption based on imminent threat has an
established place in international law, specifically in Article 51 of the UN Charter.
Furthermore, by adopting Resolution 1368 the day after the September 11
attacks (at ...
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103. tier the United Nations Charter paradigm for the use of. Reshaping Rogue ...
tier the United Nations Charter paradigm for the use of force, unilateral
preemptive force without an imminent threat is clearly unlawful. But if the charter
framework no longer accurately reflects existing international law, then the Bush
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