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Easing the Burden of Socialist Struggle in Laos
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    Issues of the 1950s = 3 Years, 24 Issues, 287 Articles
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                                                  Issues of 1979 = 9 Issues, 86 Articles
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                                                  Issues of the 1980s = 10 Years, 86 Issues, 834 Articles
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                                                    Issues of 1980 = 5 Issues, 46 Articles
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                                                      Issues of 1981 = 9 Issues, 88 Articles
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                                                        Issues of 1982 = 9 Issues, 89 Articles
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                                                          Issues of 1983 = 9 Issues, 87 Articles
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                                                            Issues of 1984 = 9 Issues, 84 Articles
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                                                              Issues of 1985 = 9 Issues, 91 Articles
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                                                                Issues of 1986 = 9 Issues, 87 Articles
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                                                                  Issues of 1987 = 9 Issues, 87 Articles
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                                                                    January 1987 Issue = 10 Articles
                                                                    1. United States Relations with South America by Howard J. Wiarda, pp. 1-4
                                                                    2. Readjusting to Democracy in Argentina by Gary W. Wynia, pp. 5-8
                                                                    3. Bolivia's Economic Crisis by James Malloy, pp. 9-12
                                                                    4. Brazil's Cruzado Plan by Eul-Soo Pang and Laura Jarnagin, pp. 13-16
                                                                    5. Pinochet's Grip on Chile by Pamela Constable, pp. 17-20
                                                                    6. Colombian Politics: Crisis or Continuity? by Bruce Michael Bagley, pp. 21-24
                                                                    7. Paraguay's Stroessner: Losing Control? by John Hoyt Williams, pp. 25-28
                                                                    8. Debt, Democracy and Terrorism in Peru by David P. Werlich, pp. 29-32
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                                                                      Book Reviews by Mary M. Anderberg, pp. 33-42 - 4 Reviews
                                                                      1. Argentina, 1516-1982 by David Rock
                                                                      2. Weavers of Revolution by Peter Winn
                                                                      3. Promise of Development by Peter F. Klaren and Thomas J. Bossert
                                                                      4. Labor in Latin America by Charles Bergquist
                                                                    10. The Month in Review, pp. 43-50
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                                                                    February 1987 Issue = 10 Articles
                                                                    1. The Reagan Administration and the Middle East by Robert E. Hunter, pp. 49-52
                                                                    2. Institutionalizing the New Order in Iran by Shahrough Akhavi, pp. 53-56
                                                                    3. Iraq and the War with Iran by Frederick W. Axelgard, pp. 57-60
                                                                    4. Syria and Lebanon by Itamar Rabinovich, pp. 61-64
                                                                    5. Libya's Qaddafi: Still in Command? by Lisa Anderson, pp. 65-68
                                                                    6. Israel's Year of Transition by Bernard Reich, pp. 69-72
                                                                    7. Jordan's Malaise by Mary C. Wilson, pp. 73-76
                                                                    8. Egypt: Repression and Liberalization by Hamied Ansari, pp. 77-80
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                                                                      Book Reviews by W.W.F., pp. 81-91 - 10 Reviews
                                                                      1. Camp David: Peacemaking and Politics by William B. Quandt
                                                                      2. Revolutionary Iran by R.K. Ramazani
                                                                      3. The Iranian Revolution and the Islamic Republic by Nikki R. Keddie and Eric Hooglund
                                                                      4. Russia and Arabia by Mark N. Katz
                                                                      5. 1949: The First Israelis~~Nineteen Forty-Nine: The First Israelis by Tom Segev
                                                                      6. Libya by Lillian Craig Harris
                                                                      7. The Modern History of Egypt by Panayiotis J. Vatikiotis
                                                                      8. The Modern History of Iraq by Phebe Marr
                                                                      9. Saddam's Iraq: Revolution or Reaction?
                                                                      10. Syria Under Assad by Moshe Maoz and Avner Yaniv
                                                                    10. The Month in Review, pp. 92-98
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                                                                    March 1987 Issue = 10 Articles
                                                                    1. Uneasy Neighbors: Mexico and the United States by Peter H. Smith, pp. 97-100
                                                                    2. Mexico's Development Crisis by James H. Street, pp. 101-104
                                                                    3. The Dilemma of Mexican Labor by Jeffrey Bortz, pp. 105-108
                                                                    4. Mexico's Agricultural Policy by Susan Walsh Sanderson, pp. 109-112
                                                                    5. The Mexican Government's Loosening Grip? by Daniel C. Levy, pp. 113-116
                                                                    6. The Quest for Change in Mexican Education by Karen Kovacs, pp. 117-120
                                                                    7. Mexico and Latin America: The Limits of Cooperation by Carlos Rico F., pp. 121-124
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                                                                      Book Reviews, p. 125 - 20 Reviews
                                                                      1. Intellectuals and the State in Twentieth-Century Mexico by Roderic A. Camp
                                                                      2. Mexico at the Crossroads by Brian Latell
                                                                      3. Distant Neighbors by Alan Riding
                                                                      4. Higher Education and the State in Latin America by Daniel C. Levy
                                                                      5. Impulse to Revolution in Latin America by Jeffrey W. Barrett
                                                                      6. Latin American Views of U.S. Policy by Robert Wesson and Heraldo Munoz
                                                                      7. The Latin American Military Institution by Robert Wesson
                                                                      8. Argentina: Illusions and Realities by Gary W. Wynia
                                                                      9. Guatemala: A Nation in Turmoil by Peter Calvert
                                                                      10. Conquest and Survival in Colonial Guatemala by W. George Lovell
                                                                      11. The Sao Paolo Law School and the Anti-Vargas Resistance, 1938-1945 by John W.F. Dulles
                                                                      12. Factories and Food Stamps by Richard Weisskoff
                                                                      13. The Last Frontier by Susan Branford and Oriel Glock
                                                                      14. Antarctica: The Continuing Experiment by Philip W. Quigg
                                                                      15. The Left in Contemporary Iran by Sepehr Zabih
                                                                      16. Calculated Kindness by Gil Loescher and John A. Scanlan
                                                                      17. American Public Opinion Toward Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict by Eytan Gilboa
                                                                      18. Islam Assembled by Martin Kramer
                                                                      19. Muslim Extremism in Egypt by Gilles Kepel
                                                                      20. Presidents' Secret Wars by John Prados
                                                                    9. Basic Data on Mexico, pp. 126-137
                                                                    10. The Month in Review, pp. 138-146
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                                                                    April 1987 Issue = 10 Articles
                                                                    1. United States Policy in Southeast Asia by Evelyn Colbert, pp. 145-147
                                                                    2. Vietnam Moves toward Pragmatism by William J. Duiker, pp. 148-151
                                                                    3. Easing the Burden of Socialist Struggle in Laos by MacAlister Brown, pp. 152-155
                                                                    4. Stalemate in Cambodia by Elizabeth Becker, pp. 156-159
                                                                    5. The Philippines: Aquino's First Year by David A. Rosenberg, pp. 160-163
                                                                    6. Thailand: Surving the 1980's by Ansil Ramsay, pp. 164-167
                                                                    7. The Politics of Ethnicity in Malaysia by Gordon P. Means, pp. 168-169
                                                                    8. Indonesia's Economic Downswing and Political Reforms by Geoffrey B. Hainsworth, pp. 170-175
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                                                                      Book Reviews by W.W.F., pp. 176-186 - 7 Reviews
                                                                      1. Intervention: How America Became Involved in Vietnam by George McTurnan Kahin
                                                                      2. Crisis in the Philippines by John Bresnan
                                                                      3. Sri Lanka by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah
                                                                      4. Apprentice Revolutionaries by Macalister Brown and Joseph J. Zasloff
                                                                      5. The Geneva Conference of 1954 on Indochina by James Cable
                                                                      6. The "Uncensored War" by Daniel C. Hallin
                                                                      7. Thailand and the Fall of Singapore by Nigel J. Brailey
                                                                    10. The Month in Review, pp. 187-194
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                                                                    May 1987 Issue = 9 Articles
                                                                    1. United States Policy in Southern Africa by Pauline H. Baker, pp. 193-196
                                                                    2. South Africa: Coercion and Demands for Change by Kenneth W. Grundy, pp. 197-200
                                                                    3. Nigeria Between Dictatorship and Democracy by Larry Diamond, pp. 201-204
                                                                    4. Ghana's Shift from Radical Populism by Jon Kraus, pp. 205-208
                                                                    5. Kenya: The Dissolution of Democracy by Michael Paul Maren, pp. 209-212
                                                                    6. Mozambique and the Regional Conflict in Southern Africa by Allen Isaacman, pp. 213-216
                                                                    7. The Post-Ahidjo Era in Cameroon by Mario Azevedo, pp. 217-220
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                                                                      Book Reviews by W.W.F., pp. 221-234 - 9 Reviews
                                                                      1. Soviet Policy Towards South Africa by Kurt M. Campbell
                                                                      2. King Solomon's Mines Revisited by William Minter
                                                                      3. Angola: Politics, Economics and Society by Keith Somerville
                                                                      4. The Political Development of Uganda, 1900-1986 by T.V. Sathyamurthy
                                                                      5. Ghana: Coping with Uncertainty by Deborah Pellow and Naomi Chazan
                                                                      6. Somalia: Nation in Search of a State by David D. Laitin and Said S. Samatar
                                                                      7. Political Domination in Africa by Patrick Chabal
                                                                      8. African Politics: Crises and Challenges by J. Gus Liebenow
                                                                      9. Dictionary of African Historical Biography by Mark R. Lipschutz and R. Kent Rasmussen
                                                                    9. The Month in Review, pp. 235-242
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                                                                    September 1987 Issue = 9 Articles
                                                                    1. The New Era in Sino-Soviet Relations by Thomas W. Robinson, pp. 241-244
                                                                    2. China's Standing in the Developing World by Vaclav Smil, pp. 245-248
                                                                    3. Modernizing Science and Technology in China by Dennis F. Simon, pp. 249-252
                                                                    4. China's Economy at the Crossroads by Chu-yuan Cheng, pp. 253-256
                                                                    5. China's Food Policy and Population by Kuan-I Chen, pp. 257-260
                                                                    6. The Limits of Political Reform by Victor C. Falkenheim, pp. 261-265
                                                                    7. Defending China in 1987 by Harlan W. Jencks, pp. 266-269
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                                                                      Book Reviews by R.S.B., pp. 270-281 - 5 Reviews
                                                                      1. Anvil of Victory by Steven I. Levine
                                                                      2. Mainland China: Politics, Economics, and Reform by Yu-ming Shaw
                                                                      3. Chronology of the People's Republic of China, 1970-79 by Peter P. Cheng
                                                                      4. China Through the Ages by Franz H. Michael
                                                                      5. Class in China by Larry M. Wortzel
                                                                    9. Four Months in Review, pp. 282-306
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                                                                    October 1987 Issue = 9 Articles
                                                                    1. United States-Soviet Relations and Arms Control by Lawrence T. Caldwell, pp. 305-308
                                                                    2. Gorbachev and the Reform Movement by Lars T. Lih, pp. 309-312
                                                                    3. The Two Faces of Soviet Military Power by David R. Jones, pp. 313-316
                                                                    4. The Soviet Economy under Gorbachev by Gertrude E. Schroeder, pp. 317-320
                                                                    5. Soviet Policy in East Asia by Robert C. Horn, pp. 321-324
                                                                    6. The Chernobyl Disaster by David R. Marples, pp. 325-328
                                                                    7. New Directions in Soviet Agriculture by Folke Dovring, pp. 329-332
                                                                    8. The Soviet Union and Afghanistan in 1987 by Louis Dupree, pp. 333-347
                                                                    9. The Month in Review, pp. 348-354
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                                                                    November 1987 Issue = 9 Articles
                                                                    1. Soviet Policy toward East Europe by Michael Kraus, pp. 353-356
                                                                    2. The Warsaw Treaty Organization by Richard F. Staar, pp. 357-360
                                                                    3. Reform and Dissidence in Czechoslovakia by Vladimir V. Kusin, pp. 361-364
                                                                    4. Nation versus Class in Yugoslavia by Robin Alison Remington, pp. 365-368
                                                                    5. The Polish Road to the Abyss by Arthur R. Rachwald, pp. 369-372
                                                                    6. Hungary: Before the Storm Breaks by Ivan Volgyes, pp. 373-376
                                                                    7. East Germany's Economic Model by Thomas A. Baylis, pp. 377-381
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                                                                      Book Reviews by R. Scott Bomboy, pp. 382-394 - 5 Reviews
                                                                      1. Eroding Empire: Western Relations with Eastern Europe by Lincoln Gordon
                                                                      2. Tito, Mihailovic and the Allies, 1941-1945 by Walter R. Roberts
                                                                      3. Tito's Flawed Legacy by Nora Beloff
                                                                      4. USSR Foreign Policies After Detente by Richard F. Staar
                                                                      5. Environmental Management in the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia by Barbara Jancar
                                                                    9. The Month in Review, pp. 395-402
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                                                                    December 1987 Issue = 11 Articles
                                                                    1. United States Policy toward Central America by Eldon Kenworthy, pp. 401-404
                                                                    2. Embattled Nicaragua by Forrest Colburn, pp. 405-408
                                                                    3. The Honduran Dilemma by Richard Millet, pp. 409-412
                                                                    4. The Seven Plagues of El Salvador by Enrique A. Baloyra, pp. 413-416
                                                                    5. Costa Rica's Arias at Midterm by Lowell Gudmundson, pp. 417-420
                                                                    6. Panama's Struggle for Democracy by Steve C. Ropp, pp. 421-424
                                                                    7. Cuba's Declining Fortunes by Juan M. del Aguila, pp. 425-428
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                                                                      Book Reviews by Mary M. Anderberg, p. 429 - 10 Reviews
                                                                      1. The Closest of Enemies by Wayne S. Smith
                                                                      2. Intervention on Trial by Paul Ramshaw and Tom Steer
                                                                      3. Nicaragua and the United States by Andrew C. Kimmens
                                                                      4. Costa Rica Before Coffee by Lowell Gudmundson
                                                                      5. The Cost of Conquest by Linda A. Newson
                                                                      6. Forging Peace by Richard R. Fagen
                                                                      7. The Soviet Union Under Gorbachev by Martin McCauley
                                                                      8. Gorbachev by Zhores A. Medvedev
                                                                      9. Western Europe and the Crisis in U.S.-Soviet Relations by Richard H. Ullman and Mario Zucconi
                                                                      10. Alexander Kerensky: The First Love of the Revolution by Richard Abraham
                                                                    9. Document, pp. 430-438
                                                                    10. The Month in Review, pp. 439-444
                                                                    11. Index---January-December 1987 Volume 86, pp. 445-450
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                                                                  Issues of 1988 = 9 Issues, 87 Articles
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                                                                    Issues of 1989 = 9 Issues, 88 Articles
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                                                                    Issues of the 1990s = 8 Years, 67 Issues, 709 Articles
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                                                                      Issues of 1990 = 9 Issues, 84 Articles
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                                                                        Issues of 1991 = 9 Issues, 94 Articles
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                                                                          Issues of 1992 = 9 Issues, 90 Articles
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                                                                            Issues of 1993 = 9 Issues, 92 Articles
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                                                                              Issues of 1994 = 8 Issues, 100 Articles
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                                                                                Issues of 1995 = 9 Issues, 98 Articles
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                                                                                  Issues of 1996 = 9 Issues, 101 Articles
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                                                                                    Issues of 1997 = 5 Issues, 50 Articles