I’ve noticed that many articles use the words “the rogue state” to indicate North Korea on second reference. But what is a “rogue state”? If memory serves, the term was coined in the Reagan era to refer to Iran, Sudan or other states that seemed then to be defying the international order.
It would seem that a country whose leader has hinted at nuclear war, pulled out of the Paris environmental accords, withdrawn from the Iran nuclear deal and launched a trade war with allies would qualify. Are we not then living in a “rogue state”?
Mark Chalkley, Baltimore