Robert Litwak is Director of the Division of International Studies at the Woodrow Wilson Center and author of Rogue States.

In the 1950s repressive states with hostile intentions were called "Pariah States." Now – in the post cold War Era – belligerent states with massive weaponry and threatening intentions are called "Rogue States." The U.S. has "one size fits all" way of dealing with them. Robert Litwak questions its utility.