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Saudi Arabia: The Compatibility of Islam and Democracy   [open pdf - 993KB]

In the post Gulf War period, Saudi Arabia has been pushed to address popular pressure for greater political participation. Some argue that the very reason the Middle East remains unstable is the scarcity of democratic government in the region. The idea that democracies do not make war with each other and facilitate free market economies encircles current Washington foreign policy thinking. The Clinton Administration has embraced this concept completely incorporating it into its own security policy. Given that democracies do not make war with each other, the administration contends, the United States should seek to guarantee its security by promoting democracy abroad. This paper will examine the compatibility of Islam and democracy within Saudi Arabia.

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1995
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