States seldom resort to war to overthrow their adversaries. They
are more likely to attempt to covertly change the opposing
regime, by assassinating a foreign leader, sponsoring a coup
d’état, meddling in a democratic election, or secretly aiding
foreign dissident groups.
In Covert Regime Change, Lindsey A. O’Rourke shows us how
states really act when trying to overthrow another state. She
argues that conventional focus on overt... more...