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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


The dilemma in American foreign policy has been the clash between our desire to support democratic values and the realpolitik demands of self interest. This volume collects some 20 well-written, effectively edited, and insightful essays that resulted from the Foreign Policy Research Institute's three-year study of American relations with pro-U.S. authoritarian regimes. In part one, policy analysts and practitioners examine historic examples such as the Shah of Iran, Ferdinand Marcos, and South Vietnam in order to deduce lessons applicable to managing current and future cases addressed in part two. Additional essays attempt to generalize and offer policy guidelines. Readers will find little new in the way of theory and minimal references to other literature, but a vast mine of practical detail awaits serious students of American foreign policy. Recommended for academic and larger public library collections.--James R. Kuhlman, Univ. of Georgia Lib., Athens

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