Posts Tagged: Democracy
Ever day U.S. soldiers risk and lose their lives ostensibly for the cause of Middle Eastern democracy, so why isn't Washington more firmly supportive of democracy in Egypt?
For its strains of homophobia and anti-Semitism, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood wouldn't get my vote, but for its fight against both religious extremism and secular authoritarianism it gets my respect.
The "Tunisian Miracle" of dictator Ben Ali offered economic progress in exchange for civil liberties and thus sowed the seeds of discord.
Tunisia is not the only democracy movement in the Muslim world, but will the United States provide consistent support to them all?
Will Tunisia be the beginning of the Arab world's 1989?
The United States has a real opportunity to encourage Islamists to express their frustrations through peaceful means.
Iraq and Afghanistan may be a lot less ready for democracy than we think.
It looked peaceful on the surface. But as Laura Carlsen reports, the Colombia elections were anything but.
A new book on U.S. trade policy demonstrates that fast track is the wrong track.
While Iraq could easily become Obama's nightmare with a policy that emphasizes sectarian divisions, a national unity framework will help Iraq become a new democracy in the Middle East.