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Project on Middle East Democracy

A Civic Infrastructure for Arab Spring

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Harold A. McDougall

The only circumstances in which robust democracy can fill such a vacuum is if its building blocks have already been established. In a word, Arab Spring lacks a civic infrastructure.

Obama's Woodrow Wilson Moment

Kate Seelye | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kate Seelye

In the context of unfolding events in Egypt and throughout the region, Woodrow Wilson offers an important lesson for President Obama and his administration.

Why Did Obama Choose Al-Arabiya for His First Major Interview?

Shadi Hamid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shadi Hamid

Obama's remarks to al-Arabiya showed a willingness to engage, to listen, and to move toward a dialogue where Arabs are spoken to not as victims or villains, but as partners.