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Among his recent books are Damascus Courts the West: Syrian Politics, 1989–1991; Friendly Tyrants: An American Dilemma(co-edited with Adam Garfinkle). Research for this article was made possible by fellowships from the Japan Society, New York, and the National Institute for Research Advancement, Tokyo. A grant from the Olin Foundation supported the writing.

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Pipes, D. Japan invents the future. Soc 29, 60–70 (1992).

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