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  • noun A state or nation acting outside of the accepted international norms and policies.

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  • noun a state that does not respect other states in its international actions


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  • States ruled by authoritarian regimes that severely restrict human rights, sponsor terrorism, and seek to proliferate weapons of mass destruction. They are generally considered a threat to world stability.

    January 29, 2008

  • Often used as a propagandist phrase for imperialist behavior.

    December 2, 2008