Democracy and the Middle East

Some hoped that a liberated Iraq would become a beacon of democracy in the Middle East, and a model for change. This week, President Bush is expected to unveil his latest proposals for political reform in the region.


Dana Milbank
*White House Reporter for The Washington Post

Fouad Ajami
*Professor of Middle Eastern studies at Johns Hopkins University
*Author of several books on the politics and culture of the Middle East and the Arab world, including The Arab Predicament: Arab Political Thought and Practice Since 1967

Walter Russell Mead
*Senior fellow in U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations
*Author of Power, Terror, Peace, and War : America's Grand Strategy in a World at Risk

Ramzy Baroud
*Head of research and special projects at English

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