Rogue States and U.S. Foreign Policy: Containment after the Cold War / Edition 1

Rogue States and U.S. Foreign Policy: Containment after the Cold War / Edition 1

by Robert S. Litwak
ISBN-10:
0943875978
ISBN-13:
9780943875972
Pub. Date:
02/14/2000
Publisher:
Woodrow Wilson Center Press

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Rogue States and U.S. Foreign Policy: Containment after the Cold War / Edition 1

President Clinton and other U.S. officials have warned that "rogue states" pose a major threat to international peace in the post-Cold War era. But what exactly is a rogue state? Does the concept foster a sound approach to foreign policy, or is it, in the end, no more than a counterproductive political epithet? Robert Litwak traces the origins and development of rogue state policy and then assesses its efficacy through detailed case studies of Iraq, Iran, and North Korea. He shows that the policy is politically selective, inhibits the ability of U.S. policymakers to adapt to changed conditions, and has been rejected by the United States' major allies. Litwak concludes that by lumping and demonizing a disparate group of countries, the rogue state approach obscures understanding and distorts policymaking. In place of a generic and constricting strategy, he argues for the development of "differentiated" strategies of containment, tailored to the particular circumstances within individual states.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780943875972
Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Publication date: 02/14/2000
Series: Woodrow Wilson Center Press Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviationsxi
Prefacexiii
Introduction1
Part IPolicy Development
1The Post-Cold War Context19
2U.S. Strategy toward Rogue States (1): Origins and Development47
3U.S. Strategy toward Rogue States (2): Assessment and Alternatives74
Part IICase Studies
4Iraq: Containing Saddam Hussein after the Gulf War123
5Iran: Revolutionary State or Ready to Rejoin the "Family of Nations"?158
6North Korea: Limited Engagement by Necessity198
Conclusion238
Appendix256
Index279

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