Democracy Stalled

Kitfield, James
May 2008
National Journal;5/3/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 18, p16
The article stresses that the signature campaign of the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush to spread democracy in the Arab and Islamic worlds as a long-term antidote to extremism has stalled and in danger of imploding. In Lebanon, Islamist Hezbollah, denounced by Washington as a terrorist organization, has paralyzed the government ever since its 2006 war with Israel. Syria continues to host terrorist groups and is stonewalling United Nations investigations into a series of high-profile assassinations of Lebanese political figures.


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