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

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.

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

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