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African Crisis Areas and U.S. Foreign Policy
African Crisis Areas and U.S. Foreign Policy
Edited by Gerald J. Bender, James S. Coleman and Richard L.
University of California Press, 1985, 373 pp

Once again "regionalists" feel impelled to make the case against excessive anti-Sovietism in U.S. policy toward Third World areas and in favor of careful calculation of elements "on the ground" in each crisis situation. In this volume a number of experts scrutinize African trouble spots and recommend policies for promoting U.S. interests based on sensitive analysis of local situations. Globalists also have a chance to argue their case, but all in all the book provides a salutary antidote to the increasingly fashionable anti-communist strategies currently being applied to the most obscure of the globe's conflicts.