An Egyptian Voice for Mideast Democracy

Saad Eddin Ibrahim on what it will take to bring reform to the region, and why he's a minority of one in supporting the war on Iraq

Can democracy flourish in the Middle East? Can Iraq, post-Saddam, become a model for the rest of the region? These questions are being debated all over the world, including in Middle Eastern capitals such as Cairo. BusinessWeek contributing correspondent Susan Postlewaite recently spoke with one of Egypt's leading democracy advocates, Egyptian-American Saad Eddin Ibrahim, about the challenges of instilling democracy in the Middle East.

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