March 01, 2004

Democratization Watch

What to do about this, this and this amidst the region-wide democracy-building push?

No panaceas, of course.

Foster such movements, closely monitor "charity" disbursements, push for more such elections (with fingers crossed re: who might get voted in!).

Note: In case you missed it when I originally linked it, go read this excellent primer on the current power struggle underway in Saudi Arabia.

Question to U.S. policymakers: How best to bolster Abdullah, whilst of course pursuing our critical anti-terror cooperation, without looking like we are medding too much in 'internal' Saudi affairs (and thus risking a pro-Nayef backlash)?

Posted by Gregory at March 1, 2004 09:03 PM
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