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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The articles in Part One assess preemption's efficacy in deterring the acquisition,
distribution, or possible use of weapons of mass destruction; the potential for
preemptive threats, as opposed to actual operations, to serve these purposes;
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 ...
... 1998.3 There has been no official word on what the new doctrine means for
force postures or for the actual conduct of military operations (at least not yet)
beyond those undertaken against Al Qaeda in response to the September 1 1
... the document is limited to statements such as building "better, more integrated
intelligence capabilities" and continuing "to transform our military forces to ensure
our ability to conduct rapid and precise operations to achieve decisive results.
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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