The "Axis of Evil" is a term that was coined by President George W. Bush in his State of the Nation address in January, 2002. Before that, Iraq, Iran and North Korea were three more States of the world.
Today, Iraq is a violent mess that will take some 20 years to recover (best-case scenario), Iran is determined to obtain nuclear weaponry, and North Korea has tested a nuclear weapon this week.
How to solve this potentially devastating global scenario?
I once heard, by a US antropologist (I wish I remembered his name) that the US always needed to create an enemy to justify its military beligerance.
It is an educational problem: if you have been raised and educated to believe that military might is the way to make friends and be loved around the world, there is something terribly wrong there.
If you have never heard about Johan Galtung's 14 reasons to justify the fall of the US Empire, I promise to post them here soon.