Review the articles by Imai and Zeren (2017), (Links to an external site.) Gaffar (2017), (Links to an external site.) and Battaloglu and Farasin (2017), (Links to an external site.) which are required reading for Module 3. Based on the articles, respond to the following:
- What challenges and opportunities exist for Middle Eastern nations making the transition to liberal democracy?
- What can Middle Eastern nations do to successfully make this transition?
- Should the United States and other countries work to promote liberal democracy in the Middle East? If so, how, and if not, why not?
Be sure to post an initial, substantive response by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. MST and respond to two or more peers with substantive responses by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. MST. A substantive initial post answers the question presented completely and/or asks a thoughtful question pertaining to the topic. Substantive peer responses ask a thoughtful question pertaining to the topic and/or answers a question (in detail) posted by another student or the instructor.