"In the realm of todays inter-linkages, democracy and national security are closely interconnected. Democracy strengthens the societal foundation of national security. It energized both state and non-state actors to shape the construction of national security. It also promotes security with human faces that goes beyond gun powder. Foreign policy is a tool that could be used to promote democracy as a strategy for national and international security. While democracy is unfolding, foreign policy making becomes democratic in the sense that it includes the participation of civil society groups. This condition could help build foreign policy consensus. There is a sense of obligation that democracies should help other democracies or other emerging democracies in a just and equal way. Foreign policy could be functioned for that purpose."
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