The author discusses various security threats and how a state acts in the international arena when they are likely to prevent the danger by overthrowing the regime. The book discusses offensive and preventive threats facilitating conditions to undertake necessary actions.
Assembling the dataset of all American regime change operations, the author establishes that the USA was more likely to covert than overt regime change during the cold war. Does the book offer novel insights into Why was the United States committed to regime change? And why did it choose covert action? By providing such valuable insights, the book inspires international relations experts and historians to relate, understand and comprehend the different aspects of historical perspectives on international relations theories.