Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs

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Pluto Press, 2000 - Political Science - 252 pages
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Noam Chomsky argues that, contrary to popular perception, the real ‚__rogue‚__ states in the world today are not the dictator-led developing countries we hear about in the news, but the United States and its allies. He challenges the legal and humanitarian reasons given to justify intervention in global conflicts in order to reveal the West‚__s reliance on the rule of force.He examines NATO‚__s intervention in Kosovo, the crisis in East Timor, and US involvement in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Latin America. Chomsky relies on both historical context and recently released government documents to trace the paths of self-interest and domination that fuelled these violent regional conflicts. Throughout, he reveals the United States‚__s increasingly open dismissal of the United Nations and international legal precedent in justifying its motives and actions. Characteristically incisive and provocative, Chomsky demonstrates that the rule of law has been reduced to farce.
 

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Contents

Rogues Gallery Who Qualifies?
1
Rogue States
12
Crisis in the Balkans
34
East Timor Retrospective
51
Plan Colombia
62
Cuba and the US Government David vs Goliath
82
Putting on the Pressure Latin America
93
Jubilee 2000
101
The United States and the Challenge of Relativity
124
The Legacy of War
156
Millennium Greetings
174
Power in the Domestic Arena
188
Socioeconomic Sovereignty
199
Notes
215
Index
242
Copyright

Recovering Rights A Crooked Path
108

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Jenny Clegg is a Senior Lecturer in International Studies, and a China specialist, at the University of Central Lancashire. She first visited China in the 1970s and has followed developments closely ever since. Jenny is also active in the peace movement.

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