Rogue states

Other Names:
Lawless states
Crazy nation-states
Defiance of the international community by national regimes
Outlaw states

"Rogue state" (or sometimes "outlaw state") is a term applied by some international theorists to states that they consider threatening to the world's peace. These states meet certain criteria, such as being ruled by authoritarian or totalitarian governments that severely restrict human rights, sponsoring terrorism, or seeking to proliferate weapons of mass destruction. The term is used most by the United States (although the US State Department officially stopped using the term in 2000); in his speech at the United Nations (UN) in 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump reiterated this phrase. U.S. politicians have used the term to describe countries such as Israel, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Afghanistan, Cuba and Venezuela. The term has been applied by other countries as well.

Rogue states, perceived as defiantly evading responsibilities within the international community or with respect to their citizens or minorities, include such as: the Iraq of Saddam Hussein, Libya, Serbia, Cambodia and Burma. They are dangerous when only armed with conventional weapons, notably when they engage in or support terrorism. but they become especially dangerous when armed with nuclear or biochemical weapons of mass destruction.
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST