National Security Research Division
Democratization in the Arab World: Prospects and Lessons from Around the Globe— 2012
Daunting challenges lie ahead for Arab countries where revolutions have upended longstanding authoritarian regimes. Working from an analysis of how countries across the globe have dealt with similar challenges in the past, Democratization in the Arab World explores the conditions and decisions that are most likely to influence whether democratization succeeds in Arab countries undergoing political transitions. The monograph aims to help policymakers understand the challenges ahead, form well-founded expectations, shape diplomatic approaches, and take practical steps to foster positive change.