Print version: O’Rourke, Lindsey A. Covert regime change : America’s secret Cold War. Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 2018 329 pages Cornell studies in security affairs. ISBN 9781501730696
Includes bibliographical references and index
The false promise of covert regime change -- Causes : why do states launch regime changes? -- Conduct : why do states intervene covertly versus overtly? -- Consequences : how effective are covert regime changes? -- Overview of U.S.-backed regime changes during the Cold War -- Fostering communist heresy in Eastern Europe -- Containment, coup d’etat and the covert war in Vietnam -- Dictators and democrats in the Dominican Republic -- Covert regime change after the Cold War.