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Jun 27

America and the Rogue States

In America and the Rogue States, Thomas Henriksen traces and examines the policies and interactions of the United States with adversarial nations in the post-Cold War era. He focuses on key rogue states – North Korea, Iran, and pre-invasion Iraq and also analyzes what are termed lesser rogue players – Libya, Syria, Cuba, Sudan and others. Dr. Henriksen sets these rogue regimes in historical perspective, but he makes clear that the contemporary variant endangers international peace through the export of terrorism and the pursuit of nuclear arms. Additionally, he chronicles and explains why Washington has relied on non-military options (and delves into the Iraq exception) in dealing with rogues while the U.S. militarily struck in a host of countries after the fall of the Soviet Union. Intra-rogue cooperation is described, along with the role some rogues are playing in the Sino-American rivalry. He concludes with a review and assessment of current polices for dealing with rogue states.

Thomas Henriksen is a Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and the U.S. Joint Special Operations University. He specializes in U.S. foreign policy, defense issues, and counter-insurgencies. Author or editor of fourteen books or lengthy monographs and scores of articles, his preceding book was American Power after the Berlin Wall. He is Palgrave’s Series Editor for its new series American Foreign Policy in the 21st Century.

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