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    rogue state?

    what does "rogue state" mean?

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    Re: rogue state?

    Quote Originally Posted by chen View Post
    what does "rogue state" mean?
    Rogue State is a nation that harbors terrorists and poses serious security threat to its neighbours.
    It's a term applied by some international theorists to states considered threarening to the world's peace.
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    Re: rogue state?

    Hi,
    I've been hearing this collocation a lot in the past 4 or 5 years. It's the label the US administration sticks on those they don't like, in other words, baddies.

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    Re: rogue state?

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Hi,
    I've been hearing this collocation a lot in the past 4 or 5 years. It's the label the US administration sticks on those they don't like, in other words, baddies.
    Me too. I think it was formed on the analogy of another collocation - 'rogue elephant' (one that is unpredictable, unreliable, and dangerous). (Elephant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia )

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    Re: rogue state?

    From Cambridge dictionary
    rogue
    adjective
    1 behaving in ways that are not expected or not normal, often in a destructive way:
    a rogue state
    rogue cells

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