Problem

Rogue states

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

Rogue state or outlaw state is a term applied by some international theorists to states they consider threatening to the world's peace. This means being seen to meet certain criteria, such as being ruled by authoritarian or totalitarian governments that severely restrict human rights, sponsoring terrorism and seeking to proliferate weapons of mass destruction. The term is used most by the United States (though the US State Department officially stopped using the term in 2000), and in his speech at the United Nations (UN) in 2017, Donald Trump reiterated this phrase. However, it has been applied by other countries as well.

Incidence:
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
10.07.2004 – 00:00 CEST