Rogue States is a collection of essays written by Chomsky in the late 1990s, all of which subvert the United States foreign policy discourse and the notion of the "rogue state", turning the focus of criticism inwards and demonstrating how Western powers fail to uphold their own standards of conduct. Among the topics considered are the Balkans Crisis, the embargo against Cuba, and US intervention in Latin America, all of which provide important lessons for today from one of our most eminent and insightful teachers.
Noam Chomsky is a world renowned linguist and one of our foremost social critics. He is Institute Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT and the author of numerous books for Pluto Press.
New introduction by the author Part. 1. Policy development 1. The post-Cold War context 2. U.S. strategy toward rogue states (1) : origins and development 3. U.S. strategy toward rogue states (2) : assessment and alternatives Part. 2. Case studies 4. Iraq: containing Saddam Hussein after the Gulf War 5. Iran: revolutionary state or ready to rejoin the 'family of nations'? 6. North Korea : limited engagement by necessity.