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Confronting Backlash States

Anthony Lake
Foreign Affairs
Vol. 73, No. 2 (Mar. - Apr., 1994), pp. 45-55
DOI: 10.2307/20045918
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20045918
Page Count: 11
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Confronting Backlash States
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Abstract

Bucking a worldwide trend toward democracy, free markets and civilized conduct, "backlash states" pose a threat to U.S. interests and ideals. The United States must devise strategies to contain and eventually transform these rogue regimes. Iran and Iraq are particularly troublesome since they not only defy nonproliferation efforts but border the vital Persian Gulf. Past attempts to build up Iran to counter Iraq and vice versa have been disastrous. The policy of "dual containment" creates a favorable balance of power in the region by relying on America's strengths and those of its allies, and it is already showing signs of success.

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