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Political Instability And American Foreign Policy: The Middle Options
Political Instability And American Foreign Policy: The Middle Options
By John David Orme
St. Martin's, 1989, 219 pp.

After demolishing the cliché that the United States has consistently supported repressive right-wing regimes in the Third World, the author surveys the mixed results of other options followed in dealing with unstable regimes: reformist intervention, encouragement of liberalization, a negotiated political solution and conciliation.