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The Resource Dealing with dictators : dilemmas of U.S. diplomacy and intelligence analysis, 1945-1990, Ernest R. May and Philip D. Zelikow, editors ; with Kirsten Lundberg and Robert D. Johnson

Dealing with dictators : dilemmas of U.S. diplomacy and intelligence analysis, 1945-1990, Ernest R. May and Philip D. Zelikow, editors ; with Kirsten Lundberg and Robert D. Johnson

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Dealing with dictators : dilemmas of U.S. diplomacy and intelligence analysis, 1945-1990
Title
Dealing with dictators
Title remainder
dilemmas of U.S. diplomacy and intelligence analysis, 1945-1990
Statement of responsibility
Ernest R. May and Philip D. Zelikow, editors ; with Kirsten Lundberg and Robert D. Johnson
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book illustrates the chronic dilemmas inherent in U.S. dealings with dictators under conditions of uncertainty and moral ambiguity. The authors' insights shed new light on critical episodes in U.S. foreign policy and provide a basis for understanding the dilemmas that U.S. decision-makers confronted. The chapters do not focus on whether U.S. leaders made the "right" or "wrong" decisions, but instead seek to deepen our understanding of how uncertainty permeated the process and whether decision-makers and their aides asked the right questions. This approach makes the book invaluable to scholars and students of government and history, and to readers interested in the general subject of how intelligence analysis interacts with policymaking."--BOOK JACKET
  • "The United States continues to proclaim its support for democracy and its opposition to tyranny, but American presidents often have supported dictators who have allied themselves with the United States. This book illustrates the chronic dilemmas inherent in US dealings with dictators under conditions of uncertainty and moral ambiguity.Dealing with Dictators offers in-depth analysis of six cases: the United States and China, 1945-1948; UN intervention in the Congo, 1960-1965; the overthrow of the Shah of Iran; US relations with the Somoza regime in Nicaragua; the fall of Marcos in the Philippines; and US policy toward Iraq, 1988-1990. The authors' fascinating and revealing accounts shed new light on critical episodes in US foreign policy and provide a basis for understanding the dilemmas that US decision makers confronted. The chapters do not focus on whether US leaders made the "right" or "wrong" decisions, but instead seek to deepen our understanding of how uncertainty permeated the process and whether decision makers and their aides asked the right questions. This approach makes the book invaluable to scholars and students of government and history, and to readers interested in the general subject of how intelligence analysis interacts with policymaking."--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
327.73009/045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E840
LC item number
.D392 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1954-
  • 1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • May, Ernest R
  • Zelikow, Philip
  • Lundberg, Kirsten
  • Johnson, Robert David
Series statement
BCSIA studies in international security
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dictators
  • Intelligence service
  • Totalitarianism
  • United States
Label
Dealing with dictators : dilemmas of U.S. diplomacy and intelligence analysis, 1945-1990, Ernest R. May and Philip D. Zelikow, editors ; with Kirsten Lundberg and Robert D. Johnson
Instantiates
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
Introduction : Seven tenets / Ernest R. May and Philip D. Zelikow -- China, 1945-1948 : making hard choices / Ernest R. May, with assistance from Kirsten Lundberg and Robert D. Johnson -- The Congo, 1960-1963 : weighing worst choices / Charles G. Cogan and Ernest R. May, with assistance from Kirsten Lundberg and Robert D. Johnson -- Nicaragua, 1977-1979 : losing "our son-of-a-bitch" / Robert D. Johnson, with assistance from Kirsten Lundberg -- Iran, 1978-1979 : coping with the unthinkable / Gregory F. Treverton, with assistance from James Klocke -- The Philippines, 1983-1986 : arranging a divorce / William E. Kline and James Worthen, with assistance from Kirsten Lundberg and Robert D. Johnson -- Iraq, 1988-1990 : unexpectedly heading toward war / Zachary Karabell ... [et al.] -- Learning from the cases / Ernest R. May and Philip D. Zelikow
Control code
62679945
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 227 pages
Isbn
9780262134590
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005058420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)62679945
Label
Dealing with dictators : dilemmas of U.S. diplomacy and intelligence analysis, 1945-1990, Ernest R. May and Philip D. Zelikow, editors ; with Kirsten Lundberg and Robert D. Johnson
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
Introduction : Seven tenets / Ernest R. May and Philip D. Zelikow -- China, 1945-1948 : making hard choices / Ernest R. May, with assistance from Kirsten Lundberg and Robert D. Johnson -- The Congo, 1960-1963 : weighing worst choices / Charles G. Cogan and Ernest R. May, with assistance from Kirsten Lundberg and Robert D. Johnson -- Nicaragua, 1977-1979 : losing "our son-of-a-bitch" / Robert D. Johnson, with assistance from Kirsten Lundberg -- Iran, 1978-1979 : coping with the unthinkable / Gregory F. Treverton, with assistance from James Klocke -- The Philippines, 1983-1986 : arranging a divorce / William E. Kline and James Worthen, with assistance from Kirsten Lundberg and Robert D. Johnson -- Iraq, 1988-1990 : unexpectedly heading toward war / Zachary Karabell ... [et al.] -- Learning from the cases / Ernest R. May and Philip D. Zelikow
Control code
62679945
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 227 pages
Isbn
9780262134590
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005058420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)62679945

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