Rogue States


 

The concept of "rogue state" plays a pre-eminent role today in policy
planning and analysis. The current Iraq crisis is only the latest example. Washington and
London declared Iraq a "rogue state," a threat to its neighbors and to the
entire world, an "outlaw nation" led by a reincarnation of Hitler who must be
contained by the guardians of world order, the United States and its British "junior
partner," to adopt the term ruefully