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Perilous Partners: The Benefits and Pitfall of America's Alliances With Authoritarian Regimes

Ted Galen Carpenter and Malou Innocent
Format
Book
Published
Washington, D.C. : Cato Institute, [2015]
Language
English
ISBN
9781939709707 (hardback : alk. paper), 1939709709 (hardback : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Washington's questionable Cold War allies
  • Uncle Sam's backyard: friendly Latin American strongmen
  • Chiang Kai-Shek: America's troublesome "free world" client
  • A preference for authoritarians: Washington backs South Korean dictators
  • From Jinnah to jihad: Washington's Cold War relations with Pakistan
  • Cold War to Holy War: the U.S.-Saudi alliance
  • Subverting democracy: supporting the Shah of Iran
  • Navigating a quagmire: sustaining South Vietnamese dictators
  • Heart of darkness: U.S. policy toward Mobutu's dictatorship in Zaire
  • Flying blind in Manila: enabling Ferdinand Marcos
  • The "good communists": Tito and Ceaușescu
  • Playing the China card: strategic rapprochement with Beijing
  • America's authoritarian partners after 9/11
  • Pyramid of cards: Washington's policy toward Egypt from Mubarak to El-Sisi
  • From "golden chain" to Arab Spring: the sordid tale of U.S.-Saudi relations
  • Janus-faced partners: America and Pakistan after 9/11
  • Tangled trails of the Silk Road: Washington and Central Asia's tyrants
  • Closing the values gap: protecting security, preserving values.
Description
ix, 622 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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