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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3 (Summer 2003); David B. Rivkin Jr. and Darin R. Bartram, "Military Occupation:
Legally Ensuring a Lasting Peace," TWQ 26, No. 3 (Summer 2003); Barry Rubin,
"Lessons from Iran," TWQ 26, No. 3 (Summer 2003); Michael O'Hanlon and ...
Pascal Boniface 103 When to Target Leaders q Catherine Lotrionte 1 2 1 Military
Occupation: Legally Ensuring a Lasting Peace • David B. Rivkin Jr. and Darin R.
Bartram 141 Lessons from Iran • Barry Rubin PART ///: NORTH KOREA 157 ...
... contrary are either misinformed about historical precedent and doctrine or are
employed as pseudolegalistic assertions to object to a war opposed for other
reasons. In the end, they argue, what matters is to legally ensure a lasting peace.
... term and complicated, leading to a longer hierarchy of objectives. Derek J.
Mitchell's blueprint for U.S. policy toward a unified Korea provides guiding
principles for planning for this contingency today to help ensure regional stability,
Here, force posture and structure implications remain sketchy at best; the
document is limited to statements such as building "better, more integrated
intelligence capabilities" and continuing "to transform our military forces to ensure
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