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America and the Rogue States traces and examines the policies and interactions of the United States with adversarial nations in the post-Cold War era. The book focuses on the key rogue states-North Korea, Iran, and pre-invasion Iraq. What are termed lesser rogue players-Libya, Syria, Cuba, Sudan and others-are also analyzed. The book sets rogue regimes in historical perspective but it makes clear the contemporary variant endangers international peace through the export of terrorism and the pursuit of nuclear arms. It 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. The work concludes with a review and assessment of current polices for dealing with rogue states.