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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2 (Spring 2004); Jon B. Alterman, "Not in My Backyard: Iraq's Neighbors' Interests
," TWQ 26, No. 3 (Summer 2003). Selection and introduction, copyright © 2004 by
The Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Massachusetts ...
... Steven Metz 317 Democracy in Iraq? q Daniel L. Byman and Kenneth M.
Pollack 339 Can Federalism Stabilize Iraq? • Dawn Brancati 357 Not in My
Backyard: Iraq's Neighbors' Interests • Jon B. Alterman Introduction: The Bush
Revolution in ...
Finally, Jon B. Alterman discusses the U.S. vision for Iraq and the region more
broadly from the perspective of Iraq's neighbors. Not only do these Middle
Eastern countries find U.S. plans and especially U.S. rhetoric deeply troubling, he
History may record that only Iraq's regime was preemptively changed because of
its potential to spread WMD technology to terrorist networks. Nevertheless, that
decision has altered the realm of what is considered possible. New calculations ...
The Israelis were not trying to preempt an Iraqi attack but were conducting a
preventive operation, designed to keep an Iraqi nuclear weapons capability "from
happening or existing" a number of years down the road. Regardless of the
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