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

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Overview

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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"[A]n inspiring and well-organized text drawing on diverse perspectives." — Giwoong Jung, Journal of Peace Research
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262621908
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Series: Washington Quarterly Readers Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Alexander T. J. Lennon is the editor-in-chief of The Washington Quarterly, the flagship journal of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He is also a fellow in the international security program at CSIS, and an adjunct professor in Georgetown University's Security Studies program. He is the editor of The Epicenter of Crisis: The New Middle East; Reshaping Rogue States (MIT Press, 2008) : Preemption, Regime Change, and U.S. Policy Toward Iran, Iraq, and North Korea (MIT Press, 2004) ; The Battle for Hearts and Minds: Using Soft Power to Undermine Terrorist Networks (MIT Press, 2003) ,What Does the World Want from America? and Contemporary Nuclear Debates (MIT Press, both 2002) , and the coeditor (with Michael T. Mazarr) of Toward a Nuclear Peace (St. Martin's Press, 1994).

Camille Eiss is associate managing editor of The Washington Quarterly, the journal of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : the Bush revolution in rogue strategy
A work in progress : the Bush doctrine and its consequences 3
International law and the preemptive use of military force 19
Prevention, not preemption 37
The best defense : counterproliferation and U.S. national security 50
Redefine cooperative security, not preemption 73
What justifies regime change? 89
When to target leaders 103
Military occupation : legally ensuring a lasting peace 121
Lessons from Iran 141
Toward a grand bargain with North Korea 157
China and the Korean Peninsula : playing for the long term 171
A blueprint for U.S. policy toward a unified Korea 187
Focus on the future, not the north 205
Confronting terrorism 227
Debating Iran's nuclear aspirations 246
Continuous regime change from within 265
Understanding Iran : getting past stereotypes and mythology 283
Insurgency and counterinsurgency in Iraq 303
Democracy in Iraq? 317
Can federalism stabilize Iraq? 339
Not in my backyard : Iraq's neighbors' interests 357
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