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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1 (Winter 2003-04); Daniel L. Byman and Kenneth M. Pollack, "Democracy in Iraq
?" TWQ 26, No. 3 (Summer 2003); Dawn Brancati, "Can Federalism Stabilize Iraq
?" TWQ 27, No. 2 (Spring 2004); Jon B. Alterman, "Not in My Backyard: Iraq's ...
... and Mythology • Mahmood Sariolghalam PART V: IRAQ AFTER SADDAM 303
Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Iraq • Steven Metz 317 Democracy in Iraq?
q Daniel L. Byman and Kenneth M. Pollack 339 Can Federalism Stabilize Iraq?
In the two years that have passed since, the United States has preempted and
overturned one government, seeks to foster democratic trends while working with
the International Atomic Energy Agency and its European allies to root out
Ansari's historical analysis suggests that regime change in Iran has been a
continuous process and that the democratic tendency introduced during the
Constitutional Revolution in 1906 may not have lost its way, while Sariolghalam
Beyond the militant promotion of freedom, democracy, and free enterprise in the
president's cover letter, the strategy itself makes no other mention of the
anticipatory use of force except to combat imminent and emerging threats: For
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