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Democracy vs. Victory – Why the “Forward Strategy of Freedom” Had to Fail

Yaron Brook, Onkar Ghate

Presented at: ARI Forward Strategy of Freedom Event

Date: Sep 12, 2006

After Sept. 11 the Bush administration declared that we must go on a mission to bring freedom to the Middle East nations that threaten us: the Forward Strategy of Freedom. According to this strategy, establishing democracies in key Muslim countries, starting with Afghanistan and Iraq, would spur a revolution in the rest of the Muslim world — a  revolution that would bring free, pro-Western, anti-terrorist governments to power. But the strategy has failed. Why? In this talk, Yaron Brook answers and elaborates.

politicsforeign policy

Parts: 1

Handout: none


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