Roberta Salper

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Influence on Carter Foreign Policy

The contribution of the Institute for Policy Studies to President Carter's foreign policy, came out in its report, "The Southern Connection".

The report suggested that;

The new thrust of US policy in Latin America should be to support the ideologically diverse and experimental approaches to development around the world. Underlying this recognition and response must be the acceptance of ideological pluralism in both economic and political affairs....The United States must not intervene to shape governments and societies to our views and preferences.

I.P.S.' views mirrored many of those of the Linowitz Commission. Several people who contributed to to the I.P.S. project were also members of, or consultants to the Linowitz Commission - including Robert Pastor, Abraham F. Lowenthal, Richard Fagen and Guy F. Erb.

Robert Pastor was the chair of the commission, while Roberta Salper, a member of the Castroite Puerto Rican Socialist Party chaired the I.P.S. Project.

In 1983, when US marines invade Grenada they found letters from Salper to Maurice Bishop, along with various documents and treaties between Grenada, the Soviet Union, Cuba, North Korea, East Germany, Bulgaria and Nicaragua.[1]

Institute for Policy Studies

In 1993 Roberta Salper was listed among "former fellows, project co-ordinators and staff" of the Institute for Policy Studies, Washington DC.[2]


  1. Covert Cadre, S. Stephen Powell, page 224
  2. Institute for Policy Studies 30th Anniversary brochure