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The Resource Perilous partners : the benefits and pitfalls of America's alliances with authoritarian regimes, Ted Galen Carpenter and Malou Innocent

Perilous partners : the benefits and pitfalls of America's alliances with authoritarian regimes, Ted Galen Carpenter and Malou Innocent

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Perilous partners : the benefits and pitfalls of America's alliances with authoritarian regimes
Title
Perilous partners
Title remainder
the benefits and pitfalls of America's alliances with authoritarian regimes
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Ted Galen Carpenter and Malou Innocent
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Language
eng
Summary
American leaders have cooperated with regimes around the world that are, to varying degrees, repressive or corrupt. Such cooperation is said to serve the national interest. But these partnerships also contravene the nation's commitments to democratic governance, civil liberties, and free markets. During the Cold War, policymakers were casual about sacrificing important values for less-than-compelling strategic rationales. Since the attacks on 9/11, similar ethical compromises have taken place, although policymakers now seem more selective than their Cold War-era counterparts. Americans want a foreign policy that pursues national interests while observing American values. How might that reconciliation of interest and morality be accomplished? In Perilous Partners, authors Ted Galen Carpenter and Malou Innocent provide a strategy for resolving the ethical dilemmas between interests and values faced by Washington. They propose maintaining an arm's-length relationship with authoritarian regimes, emphasizing that the United States must not operate internationally in ways that routinely pollute American values. It is a strategy based on ethical pragmatism, which is the best way to reconcile America's strategic interests and its fundamental values. Perilous Partners creates a strategy for conducting an effective U.S. foreign policy without betraying fundamental American values. -- from dust jacket
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DLC
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Carpenter, Ted Galen
Dewey number
327.73009/04
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E840
LC item number
.C366 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Innocent, Malou
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Authoritarianism
  • Alliances
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Perilous partners : the benefits and pitfalls of America's alliances with authoritarian regimes, Ted Galen Carpenter and Malou Innocent
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn915056929
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 622 pages
Isbn
9781939709707
Lccn
2015025181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781939709707
  • (OCoLC)915056929
Label
Perilous partners : the benefits and pitfalls of America's alliances with authoritarian regimes, Ted Galen Carpenter and Malou Innocent
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn915056929
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 622 pages
Isbn
9781939709707
Lccn
2015025181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781939709707
  • (OCoLC)915056929

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