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- Democratization, Failed States, and Peace Operations:
THE CHALLENGE OF UNGOVERNABILITY
by Robert H. Dorff
Professor 'Robin' Dorff of N. C. State University discusses U. S. strategies designed to preserve peace and promote market democracies in the post-Cold War world. In his view, chances for success are compromised by the evident inability of many nation states to govern themselves effectively and to sustain themselves as responsible members of the international community.
Dr. Dorff is now associate professor of political science at North Carolina State University, following a two-year stint as Visiting Professor of Foreign Policy at the Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA.
- Jimy Carter and SALT II:
THE PATH TO FRUSTRATION
by Matthew M. Oyos
In Historian Matt Oyos's view, President Carter achieved only limited success on arms control because of the nature of nuclear deterrence. Altering the inflexible arrangements extant by the late 1970s required the settlement of broad military and political issues. These factors, plus his political weakness at home, adversely affected the protracted negotiations on SALT II signed in 1979.
Matt Oyos received his doctorate at Ohio State University. He is now assistant professor of history at Radford University in Virginia.
- Public Opinion on Human Rights in American Foreign Policy (Part II)
by Ole R. Holsti
In this second and concluding segment of his study, Professor Holsti presents a number of major findings on how the end of the Cold War has affected American thinking on human rights in foreign affairs. Tabular information includes, among other valuable polling data, evidence indicating that human rights considerations still rarely take precedence over security issues.
Dr. Holsti is George V. Allen Professor of International Affairs at Duke University and a member of the executive committee of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies.
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