Gullible Superpower: U.S. Support for Bogus Foreign Democratic Movements

Gullible Superpower: U.S. Support for Bogus Foreign Democratic Movements

by Ted Galen Carpenter


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944424923
Publisher: Cato Institute
Publication date: 02/19/2019
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 1,294,816
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Ted Galen Carpenter is senior fellow for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. He is the author or editor of 18 books on international affairs.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Betraying a Wise Tradition of Caution and Skepticism Chapter 1: The Nicaraguan Contras: The “Moral Equal of America’s Founders”? Chapter 2: The Afghan Mujahidin: Holy Warriors, Not Freedom Fighters. Chapter 3: Jonas Savimbi: The Reagan Doctrine’s Greatest Embarrassment. Chapter 4: Washington Empowers the Ruthless Kosovo Liberation Army. Chapter 5: Color Revolutions Produce Bleak Outcomes. Chapter 6: The Iraqi National Congress Cons Washington into War. Chapter 7: More Suspect Freedom Fighters: Iran’s MEK. Chapter 8: The Obama Administration’s Humanitarian Crusade in Libya Chapter 9: Washington Backs Ukraine’s Murky Maidan Revolution. Chapter 10: Into the Syrian Maelstrom and another Vain Search for Freedom Fighters. Conclusion: Needed: A New Policy of Skepticism and Restraint.

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