U.S. Democracy Promotion & the Arab World

  • 29th September 2019
U.S. Democracy Promotion & the Arab World


Years after the launch of a “Freedom Agenda” by the Bush administration, the Arab Spring led the U.S. to see new opportunities for democracy promotion in the Arab world. In a new book, CPD Research Fellow Mieczysław Boduszyński takes a look at the policy behind, and implications of, U.S. democracy promotion in the Arab world in the years following 2011.

In addition to delving into where, why and how the U.S. executes democracy promotion as a part of its foreign policy, Boduszyński explains the trajectory of U.S. policy and examines the context from which it emerged.

“The policy was frequently reactive and inconsistent, with a mismatch between rhetoric and action,” Boduszyński writes in the book’s first chapter. “After 2013, the general trajectory of the policy was clear: from an initial embrace of the protests and their aspirations, to a noble but restrained effort to push a democratic transition, and finally to a loss of resolve and a retreat from democracy promotion in the region, a retreat that has been furthered by the Trump administration’s policies…”

“Anyone who wants to understand the U.S. role in the unhappy outcome of the Arab uprisings must read this book,” commented David D. Kirkpatrick, international correspondent for The New York Times.

Read the first chapter of Boduszyński’s book, U.S. Democracy Promotion in the Arab World: Beyond Interests vs. Ideals, here.

Original Article

Please follow and like us:

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages


  • Israeli Corona Greeting Goes Viral in Arab World 27th March 2020
    “May Allah keep you, our cousins.” Warm messages such as that have been flooding into the Arabic-language social media accounts of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They come in response to a post featuring a selfie of three Ministry employees and a message of support and hope to the Arab world. After being posted […]
  • “We can be heroes. Just for one day.” 25th March 2020
    Skip to content Matt Field British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina 25th March 2020 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina “We can be heroes. Just for one day.” I sit to write this blog at a table in my home. Like many people across Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), and in fact the world, I am currently working […]

RSS Diplo Portal Belgrade

Catalog of Destroyed and Desecrated Churches in Kosovo ( VIDEO )

How Belgrade based diplomats use Digital Diplomacy and Internet 2016

Diplo Portal Belgrade

Please follow and like us:
Scroll Up

Enjoy BIDD? Please spread the word :)