With the removal of not only Saddam Hussein but also Jean-Betrand Aristide, as well as the ongoing civil war against Charles Taylor in Liberia, much has changed in the world of dictators since the first publication of this work less than a year ago. Drawing on his 25 years of extensive diplomatic experience, Ambassador Palmer asks us to embrace a bold vision of a world made safe by democracy. This is the story of the remaining dictators, the strategy and tactics to oust them, and the need to empower the people of every nation to control their own destinies.
Mark Palmer has an extensive record of government service, including four years as ambassador to Hungary, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Soviet Relations, and a speechwriter for three presidents and six secretaries of state, including chief speechwriter for Henry Kissinger. Palmer has founded independent national television stations in six countries. He is the vice chairman of Freedom House, one of the oldest human rights organizations in America. He currently resides in Washington, D.C.
Chapter 1 The Real Axis of Evil Part 2 The Future with Dictators Part 3 A Democratic World Chapter 4 Ousting the Last Forty-Five Part 5 Power in the Modern World Part 6 Sanction Dictators, Not Peoples Chapter 7 Communities of Democracies and Democrats Part 8 The New Architecture of International Power Part 9 Freedom Caucuses Part 10 Global Security Alliance and Coalitions of the Willing Part 11 International Criminal Tribunals Part 12 International Parliamentary Cooperation Part 13 Monarchs for Democracy Part 14 The Nongovernmental Dimension Part 15 The Stakes Chapter 16 Opening Closed Societies Part 17 Presidential Leadership Part 18 Outsiders' Toolbox for Promoting Democracy in Dictatorships Chapter 19 Democracy Development Plans and Action Programs Part 20 Stages of Economic Growth Part 21 Who Will Conduct: The International Dictatorship-to-Democracy Center Part 22 Why Engage? Chapter 23 Embassies as Freedom Houses, Ambassadors as Freedom Fighters Part 24 Extraordinary Opportunity for Creativity Part 25 Dealing Directly with Dictators Part 26 Ambassadors in Action Chapter 27 The Use of Nonviolent Force Part 28 Two-Stage Campaigns to Oust Dictators Part 29 People Power: Two Battlegrounds Part 30 Appendix: The Methods of Nonviolent Action Chapter 31 The Forty-Five Least Wanted Part 32 Personalistic Dictatorships Part 33 Monarch Dictators Part 34 Military Dictators Part 35 Communist Dictators Part 36 Dominant-Party Dictators Part 37 Theocratic Dictator: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran Chapter 38 Out by 2025 Part 39 Asia Part 40 The "Stans," the Middle East, and North Africa: The Heart Part 41 Sub-Saharan Africa Part 42 The Last Dictators in Europe and the Americas Part 43 Afterword Part 44 Epilogue and Action Agenda