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Friendly Tyrants : An American Dilemma - Daniel Pipes

Friendly Tyrants

An American Dilemma

By: Daniel Pipes (Editor), Adam M. Garfinkle (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st October 1991
ISBN: 9780333543757
Number Of Pages: 542

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What do the South Vietnamese government, the Shah and Ferdinand Marcos have in common? All were allied to the United States; all defied democratic and liberal norms; and all three fell in a blaze, creating problems for the United States. In each case the problem arose in large part because Washington pursued security interests, while the public reacted against humanitarian abuses; and the contradiction led to disaster. These three cases - and another eighteen more - are the subject of "Friendly Tyrants", the first study to survey the problem of U.S. government relations with pro-American authoritarian rulers. Working over a three-year period, a group of specialists and government officials draw conclusions that offer guidelines to help understand the problem and to make policy for the future.

Editors' Preface - Introduction; A.Garfinkle & D.Pipes - Notes on Contributors - PART 1 A TROUBLED HISTORY - Foreword to Part 1; L.S.Eagleburger - Friendly Tyrants and American Interests; H.J.Wiarda - The Forties, Fifties and Sixties - The First Friendly Tyrants; A.Garfinkle & A.H.Luxenberg - South Vietnam: Autopsy of a Compound Crisis; D.Pike - The Nadir of Greek Democracy; A.Garfinkle - In the Seventies - Why Turkey is Not a Friendly Tyrant; P.B.Henze - The Collapse of the Somoza Regime; J.Theberge - Too Little Too Late: American Policy and the Shah of Iran; B.Rubin - Into the Eighties - Argentina Under the Junta, 1976-82; M.Falcoff - Malign Neglect: U.S. Policy Toward Haiti Under the Duvaliers; G.Fauriol - Timely Daring: Ferdinand Marcos and the United States; T.Friend - Friendly Tyrants: Historical Reconning; A.Garfinkle - PART 2: CURRENT CHALLENGES - Foreword to Part 2; J.J.Sisco - Reflections on the Friendly Tyrants Dilemma Today; M.Mandelbaum - Latin Labyrinth - Uncomfortable Allies: U.S. Relations with Pinochet's Chile; M.Falcoff - Paraguay Without Stroessner; R.Roett - Mexico: The Unraveling of a Corporatist Regime?; H.J.Wiarda - East Asian Troubles - South Korea Under Military Rule: Friendly Tyrant?; E.A.Olsen - Taiwan under the Kuomintang: America and the China Puzzle; M.L.Lasater - Indonesia Under Soeharto: The Quiet Tyrant; G.Pauker - African Cases - South Africa Under Apartheid; R.N.Haass - Zaire Under Mobutu: Consistencies and Contradictions of U.S. Policy; M.G.Schatzberg - In the Middle East and Southwest Asia - When the Friendly Tyrants Debate Doesn't Matter: Jordan Under the Hashemites; R.Satloff - The United States and Pakistan: The Zia Era and the Afghan Connection; C.Baxter - Friendly Tyrants: A Policy Primer; R.N.Haass - Index

ISBN: 9780333543757
ISBN-10: 0333543750
Series: American Dilemma
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 542
Published: 31st October 1991
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.81  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.87
Edition Number: 2