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 2003); Jason D. Ellis, "The Best Defense: Counterproliferation and U.S.
National Security," TWQ 26, No. 2 (Spring 2003); Gu Guoliang, "Redefine
Cooperative Security, Not Preemption," TWQ 26, No. 2 (Spring 2003); Pascal
... and the Preemptive Use of Military Force • Anthony Clark Arend 37 Prevention,
Not Preemption • Lawrence Freedman 50 The Best Defense: Counterproliferation
and U.S. National Security • Jason D. Ellis 73 Redefine Cooperative Security, ...
First Impressions The president's State of the Union address on January 29, 2002
, conveyed the gist of the new U.S. defense strategy in two concise sentences: "
We must prevent the terrorists and regimes who seek chemical, biological, ...
1 Later, on June 1, 2002, Bush clarified the implications of the strategic shift in his
West Point commencement speech, where he compared today's security
situation to the Cold War: "For much of the last century, America's defense relied
on the ...
... 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.
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