An Action Plan for the United States: Promoting Political and Economic Liberalization in the Middle East

Staff: Elliot Schrage, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy
January 1, 2005 - Present

This study will test the hypothesis that an incentive-based policy is more effective in promoting market economies and democratic politics than an approach in which Washington relies on the ostensibly transformative effects of civil society, regime change in Iraq, regional peace, or the willingness of Arab leaders to pursue reform.