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- n. A state or nation acting outside of the accepted international norms and policies.
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- n. a state that does not respect other states in its international actions
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We also covered Iran’s nuclear weapons program, a good example of a rogue state threat, and our worries about Russian-Iranian cooperation.
Asked about this new locution, State spokesman Richard Boucher said of Iraq, a hard-core rogue state in the earlier formulation, that it had become “a state previously known as rogue.”