The portrayal of rogue states as a serious threat to global security remains part of a unique US security discourse. While the rogue states image is a central continuity in US strategic discourse after the end of the Cold War characterising states supporting terrorism and seeking the acquisition of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), the reception of rogue states in Germany could not be more different within the transatlantic security community. After having been largely ignored, its late reception has been marked by scepticism, irony and open hostility towards the US, criticising the United States of stigmatising other nations and separating the world into dichotomous spheres of good and evil. German politicians, academics and political lobbyists talking about rogue states can hardly be found.