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The Merits—and the Limits—of Democracy Promotion in the Middle East

In his new book, a veteran foreign-policy official and analyst provides a riveting 40-year history of the idea that human rights should be more than two nice-sounding words.

From the cover of Realism and Democracy by Elliott Abrams.

From the cover of Realism and Democracy by Elliott Abrams.

Observation
Dec. 13 2017
About the author

Robert Satloff is the executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and the author of several books on the Middle East, including Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust’s Long Reach into Arab Lands.


In his new book, a veteran foreign-policy official and analyst provides a riveting 40-year history of the idea that human rights should be more than two nice-sounding words.

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