Democracy in the Middle East: Democratize but Stabilize

Menotti, Roberto
June 2006
Middle East Quarterly;Summer2006, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p1
Academic Journal
The article reports that trans-Atlantic quarrels regarding democratization in the Middle East continue to characterize the relationship between the U.S. and Europe. The concept of fighting the enemy abroad may be a strategy for the U.S. to move forward, but from the European point of view, it is not applicable to the Middle East. The second term inaugural speech of U.S. President George W. Bush highlighted the new U.S. emphasis on democracy promotion, perhaps even replacing the global war on terrorism. It cites the indications of more effective U.S.-European cooperation.


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