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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DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced the establishment of the CWMD, citing "rising danger from terrorist groups and rogue nations who could use chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents to harm Americans".
says Aegis would stave off threats from rogue nations such as North Korea.
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.
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.
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.
It calls into question the whole doctrine of pre-emptive strikes against rogue nations, so beloved of Dubya Bush and Tony Blair.
In fiscal year 2005, the bureau will continue the effort to prevent, contain, and reverse the possibility that any WMD or their means of delivery might become available to rogue nations or non-state terrorist organizations.
In Blair's eyes, the rise of international islamic terrorism as well as the presence of rogue nations, failed states, and easily obtainable weapons of mass destruction posed an existential threat not just to Britain or the United States, but to the international system that gives both individual prosperity and national strength.
Any person who reads the news knows that the rogue nations were clearly defined: Libya, Iraq, and North Korea among others.