One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A nation or state regarded as breaking international law and posing a threat to the security of other nations.
- ‘More significantly, it first thrust the United States into the unsought role of enforcer of international law against rogue states in league with terrorists.’
- ‘The governor is a proponent of early deployment of missile defenses to meet the threat that is emerging and growing from rogue states.’
- ‘Experts warn the base's use for the US missile defence system will make it a target for "rogue states" or terrorists.’
- ‘The test sparked political outrage worldwide and heightened fears that the rogue state was close to becoming a nuclear power.’
- ‘Cuba has provided dual-use biotechnology to other rogue states.’
- ‘Rogue states are dwindling in number and are weakened by flawed economic policies, isolation, and illegitimacy.’
- ‘The fact is that the war critics have nothing to offer on the single most urgent issue of our time - rogue states in pursuit of weapons of mass destruction.’
- ‘The commissioner said it was not known whether weapons of mass destruction were falling into the hands of terrorists from rogue states.’
- ‘A nuclear North Korea rogue states are terrorists armed with dirty nukes.’
- ‘The dominant powers of the time - the US, Britain and Russia - saw Germany as a ' rogue state ' which must be crushed.’
- ‘Rogue states on Europe's periphery pose potential threats to European interests as much as or more than to U.S. interests.’
- ‘National missile defense is very useful against rogue states or inadvertent launches by more responsible powers.’
- ‘None of the so-called "rogue states" (Iran, Iraq, North Korea, etc) have any capacity what-so-ever to threaten the US.’
- ‘These weapons may also allow these states to attempt to blackmail the United States and our allies to prevent us from deterring or repelling the aggressive behavior of rogue states.’
- ‘The danger of nukes falling into wrong hands or being smuggled to other rogues states is an over increasing reality.’
- ‘All this in a world where the biggest problem comes from terrorists and rogue states for whom treaties are meaningless.’
- ‘No combination of world powers has been able or willing to hold this rogue state accountable for its transgressions.’
- ‘If nuclear attack by a rogue state were a real danger, it would be logical to develop a broad international response.’
- ‘In the future, and likelier than not, democratic regimes will be pitted against totalitarian regimes or leaders in "rogue states."’
- ‘It is hard to imagine a more prudent form of prevention than this program to keep terrorists and rogue states from getting hold of the leftover Soviet arsenal.’
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