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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Preemptive attack (Military science) 3. Intervention (International law) 4. United
States — Foreign relations — Iran. 5. Iran — Foreign relations — United States. 6.
United States — Foreign relations — Iraq. 7. Iraq — Foreign relations — United ...
After the September 11, 2001, attacks, the new threat perception, rhetoric, and
security strategy that emerged swung the political pendu- Alexander T. J. Lennon
is editor-in-chief of The Washington Quarterly and a Ph.D. candidate at the ...
Whether or not one believes that key players in the administration had visions for
preemptively striking and overturning the Saddam Hussein regime prior to the
September 1 1 attacks, the drastic change in the international security context
ith the attacks of September 11, 2001, in mind, the United States has begun to
transform its security strategy — radically altering its postulates but imprecisely
reforming its doctrine and operations. As both friends and foes assess the ...
Anyone who believes that we can wait until we have certain knowledge that
attacks are imminent has failed to connect the dots that led to September 1 1."2
Despite an abundance of similar wording in the president's, vice president's, and
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