Democracy: Dicing With Democracy

President Barack Obama’s Cairo speech has been hailed around the world. It struck just the positive tone needed to embark on a ‘new beginning’. And against the predictions of many commentators he did not duck the ‘democracy’ issue. Of course, the president said little about how the United States will endeavour to support democratic reform in the Middle East. Having raised expectations, he will be conscious that failure to deliver will engender huge disappointment in the region. Nevertheless, the speech has put the issue of international democracy back on the agenda.

The World Today Updated 14 October 2020 Published 1 July 2009 4 minute READ

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