Reshaping Rogue States: Preemption, Regime Change, and US Policy toward Iran, Iraq, and North Korea / Edition 1

Reshaping Rogue States: Preemption, Regime Change, and US Policy toward Iran, Iraq, and North Korea / Edition 1

by Alexander T.J. Lennon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262621908

ISBN-13: 9780262621908

Pub. Date: 08/01/2004

Publisher: MIT Press

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262621908
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Series:
Washington Quarterly Readers
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction : the Bush revolution in rogue strategy
A work in progress : the Bush doctrine and its consequences3
International law and the preemptive use of military force19
Prevention, not preemption37
The best defense : counterproliferation and U.S. national security50
Redefine cooperative security, not preemption73
What justifies regime change?89
When to target leaders103
Military occupation : legally ensuring a lasting peace121
Lessons from Iran141
Toward a grand bargain with North Korea157
China and the Korean Peninsula : playing for the long term171
A blueprint for U.S. policy toward a unified Korea187
Focus on the future, not the north205
Confronting terrorism227
Debating Iran's nuclear aspirations246
Continuous regime change from within265
Understanding Iran : getting past stereotypes and mythology283
Insurgency and counterinsurgency in Iraq303
Democracy in Iraq?317
Can federalism stabilize Iraq?339
Not in my backyard : Iraq's neighbors' interests357

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