Why do leaders rely on covert action to overthrow or prop up foreign regimes in some cases but not in others? This seminar proposes a theory that explains how leaders' attitudes toward risk determine whether they will undertake regime change or rescue in public or in secret. Evidence is drawn from four prominent cases of U.S. intervention during the Cold War.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

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