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Democracy is the Key

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Submitted by Susan Bradford (United States), Apr 14, 2003 at 09:10

I agree with Daniel Pipes in his differentiation between modern vs. militant Islam...

NATO has long understood that democracies do not wage war on each other, and has been expanding throughout the European continent, incorporating former Warsaw Pact countries into its fold. Instilling these countries with a market economy and democratic government helps them realize their stake in the international order. Democracies are also more stable than tyrannical regimes. While authoritarian regimes in the Mid East help bring order out of chaos, democracy is the long-term solution and answer to peace in the Middle East.
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