Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

The administration of President George W. Bush claims a commitment to promoting democratization in the Arab world, whether through regime change or by pressuring authoritarian leaders through “transformational diplomacy” to open their political systems. It has been tempting for the administration’s supporters to find evidence for the success of these policies in the spate of elections in Arab countries in 2005.

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How to cite this article:

Laryssa Chomiak, Jillian Schwedler "And the Winner Is…," Middle East Report 238 (Spring 2006).