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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It would be a bad day for Britain if Cameron joined rogue nations in opting out of a European convention inspired by Winston Churchill to protect individuals from draconian abuses by governments, including this Tory regime.
says Aegis would stave off threats from rogue nations such as North Korea.
Rogue nations and terrorists are born out of fundamentally unsound governments and ones where people feel they have no options or ways to improve their circumstances.
Now we live in a more uncertain world, with the fear that terrorists or rogue nations could acquire nuclear weapons.
The outburst came after Poland signed a deal with the US to accept a missile interceptor base as part of a system that is aimed at blocking attacks by rogue nations such as Iran.
The US says the plan is necessary to prevent missile attacks by rogue nations, pointing to Iran as a particular concern.
Bush is a renowned malapropist; some memorable gaffes include "We cannot let terrorists and rogue nations hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile" and "We need an energy bill that encourages consumption.
Much of the discussion of the US deployment of a missile defense system looks only at how it will affect US security interests against so-called rogue nations.
Thomas points out that within a week of the 9/11 attacks, Rice began "talking to Bush about going after all rogue nations that harbor WMD," rather than focusing specifically on al-Qaeda.
Rogue nations and false creations are undermining the intellectual property regime.
It's intended, instead, to stop a very small number of missiles from rogue nations such as North Korea or Iran.
It also details possible nation-state adversaries (China ranks high on this list) as well as threats from international terrorists and rogue nations.