, Volume 85, Number 5

Lise Storm

This article contends that there is reason to believe that the West's tendency to allow violations of basic democratic principles, and failing to employ genuine pressure for regime change in the various MENA states, which are actively partaking in the 'war on terror' on the side of the US, is counterproductive in the longer run.

This article argues that through positive democracy promotion resulting in real democratization, it is indeed possible to obtain increased security.

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