By T. Henriksen
The US and the Rogue States strains and examines the guidelines and interplay of the U.S. with the most hostile international locations within the post-Cold warfare period. The ebook concentrates at the 3 significant rogue states-North Korea, Iran, and pre-invasion Iraq. What are termed as lesser rogue nations-Libya, Syria, Cuba, and the Sudan-receive summarized therapy in a single bankruptcy including a quick dialogue approximately why Afghanistan and Venezuela aren't rogues. the writer makes transparent the differences between those confrontational regimes, noting that North Korea, Iran, and Saddam Hussein's Iraq aroused even more anxiousness in Washington than lesser rogues and different frustrating states. After a gap bankruptcy putting the rogue-nation phenomenon in old and present context, the manuscript devotes one bankruptcy every one to the 3 significant antagonistic rogues. a last bankruptcy bargains with the fewer threatening rogue regimes. each one bankruptcy follows a chronological layout with description and research. The paintings is meant for a normal reader drawn to the subject; it will also have allure as a supplemental textual content for collage sessions in diplomacy protecting the interval after the chilly struggle ended.
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President Bill Clinton’s first administration searched for terms to call renegade nations and for policies to deal with the new disorderly postSoviet conditions and the rising rogue militancy. In a notable speech in September 1993, Anthony Lake, the national security adviser, set out a fresh policy direction on the “enlargement” of democratic states for the still-new Clinton administration. ” These regimes, he declared, isolated themselves from the international community. ”30 These were bold, even prescient, words in light of US actions against Afghanistan and Iraq after the September 11 terrorist attack on American soil.
China and Russia, as emerging and reemerging powers respectively, advance their interests, which at times collide with American goals. They are joined by several rising regional powers to include India, Brazil, and Turkey. Even Western Europe, which shares so many American values, took occasional exception to US initiatives toward rogue nations. Geoeconomic and geopolitical aims, rather than communist ideology, infuse the post– Cold War competition. Anti-Americanism or anti-Western feelings among some ascendant protagonists have never reached the coherence or predictability of the communist ideological onslaught.
23 The Bush foreign policy team decided that the defense of Saudi Arabia stood out as the key issue. By putting US oil sources at risk, Iraq directly imperiled American vital interests. As he was wont to do again and again, President Hussein overplayed his hand by endangering the security of the desert kingdom. Should Saudi oil and its revenues fall into the Iraqi tyrant’s hands, then the strategic balance would be tipped against the United States and its allies in the Middle East. Convincing the hesitant Saudis proved more troublesome than warranted by the imminent peril they faced.