Even if the Arab spring does create a surge of regional democracy, expect the tide to ebb and flow. By Larry Diamond.
And if they put their new freedoms to work, they won’t even remain poor. By Gary S. Becker.
Only a continuing American role can help Iraqi democracy find its feet and block Iranian power. By Fouad Ajami.
Hoover fellow Michael Spence ponders India, China, and the one essential element in economic growth: innovation. An interview with Peter Robinson.
Blame Israel—despots in the Arab world are old hands at this way of sidestepping their own failures. Now this delusion is infecting the Arab spring. By Josef Joffe.
The author of the notorious Goldstone Report admits he got it wrong. Too late. By Peter Berkowitz.
Hoover fellow Michael McFaul, who has the president’s ear on Russia, argues that promoting freedom is both moral and wise.
The United States has always been among the kingdom’s best friends. Who better to help it change? By Leif Eckholm.