Kirkpatrick Doctrine

Kirkpatrick Doctrine

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Kirkpatrick Doctrine was the doctrine expounded by United States Ambassador to the United Nations Jeane Kirkpatrick in the early 1980s based on her 1979 essay, "Dictatorships and Double Standards." The doctrine was used to justify the U.S. foreign policy of supporting Third World anti-communist dictatorships during the Cold War. Kirkpatrick claimed that states in the Soviet bloc and other Communist states were totalitarian regimes, while pro-Western dictatorships were authoritarian ones. According to Kirkpatrick, totalitarian regimes were more stable and self-perpetuating than authoritarian regimes, and thus had a greater propensity to influence neighboring states.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135981927
  • 9786135981926