rogue state

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rogue state

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a state that conducts its policy in a dangerously unpredictable way, disregarding international law or diplomacy
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Noun1.rogue state - a state that does not respect other states in its international actions
body politic, country, nation, res publica, commonwealth, state, land - a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land"
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Assassinations, kidnappings, torture - the actions of uncivilised pirates, barbaric criminals and rogue governments.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States as an organization supports our government efforts to combat terrorism and deal with terrorists and those rogue governments that support them.
Poorer countries need help in creating sustainable agriculture suitable to their environments and the stronger powers must act, instead of looking the other way, when rogue governments effectively starve their own people by stealing or destroying resources, of failing to develop them.
Since the 1980s, China has exchanged materials and technologies for weapons of mass destruction to rogue governments in the Middle East which funnel arms to the Taliban.
Of course, investors have to be protected against rogue governments seizing their property.
DANCING WITH THE DEVIL: THE PERILS OF ENGAGING ROGUE REGIMES is a pick for collections strong in international politics, and considers world interactions with rogue governments and groups outside the diplomatic norm who sponsor terrorism and threaten the U.
And on the international level, the government needs to warn those rogue governments behind the failed attempts, notably Iraq and Iran.
abroad, and are often targeted by rogue governments and interest groups.