Keep the Faith

Ottaway, Marina
June 2005
New Republic;6/6/2005, Vol. 232 Issue 21/22, p14
Offers a discussion about the democratization of Islamic countries in the Middle East. Discussion of political changes in Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia; Reasons for political activism in the Middle East, including socioeconomic factors, satellite television access, the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and the death of Yasir Arafat; Role of United States President George W. Bush in bringing democracy to Arab countries; Need for the U.S. to encourage Islamist organizations to become involved in the democratization process.


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