February 17, 2015
False Dichotomy: Stability Versus Reform in the Arab World
By Danya Greenfield and Faysal Itani
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A new Atlantic Council report rejects the notion that the United States must choose between its immediate security interests and broader institutional reforms in the Arab world. Instead, it argues that extremism and instability are symptoms of poor governance, failing economies, and political illegitimacy. The United States must base its policies on addressing these underlying political, social, and economic drivers.