Democracy Essay | Promoting Democracy in the Middle East

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Promoting Democracy in the Middle East

Summary: there are many obstacle that the U.S is going to face when promoting democracy in the Middle East. These are problems such as the compatibility of Islamic law and democracy, which connects to the issue of women's rights, and there is always the problem of how to go about this process. Most of these problems are going to have to be overcome primarily in the Arab world and in the minds of the Arab people.
For the past few years, "the Middle East's potential democratic evolution is the subject of a rapidly growing number of meetings, conferences, and discussions in both governmental and nongovernmental circles" (3). If the Middle East is capable of taking on this change is the question. Another issue to question is the compatibility of democracy and Islamism. One of the most recent campaigns for promoting democracy is for women's rights. This is one of the biggest and most focused upon campaigns going on at this time. A greater question than all of these is how are these changes going to be introduced and followed through and by who.

"Are Islam and Democracy compatible"" (37) A question only time can answer. Graham Fuller states that he is " optimistic about the long term strength" of the trend that democracy and political Islam are "potentially quite compatible" (37) The problem is...

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