Tony Johannot, “Faust and Mephisto in Faust’s Study” (Wikimedia Commons)
A New Kirkpatrick Doctrine
How Should America Deal with Authoritarian States?

It’s a classic, bipartisan, and ongoing dilemma—but revisiting the wisdom of Jeane Kirkpatrick’s “Dictatorships & Double Standards” can help us navigate it.

Appeared in: Volume 15, Number 5 | Published on: March 13, 2020
Svante E. Cornell is director of the American Foreign Policy Council’s Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and a co-founder of the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Stockholm. He is the author of Azerbaijan Since Independence (2011) and, with S. Frederick Starr, of Long Game on the Silk Road: U.S. and EU Strategy for Central Asia and the Caucasus (2018).
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