Promoting Freedom and Democracy
The totalitarianism constitutes one system. The totalitarianism has one nature in many aspects and shapes; it pragmatically develops a reciprocal structure and unified means under a consistent code of conduct—all rest on violence. Apart from ideologies, religious or not, the problem has one name, one identity and one essence; it is the totalitarianism. The Middle East totalitarian dictatorships and terrorists are in an alliance of convenience to keep freedom and democracy along with their culture out of the region as a mutual basic interest. A comprehensive reading of the current state of the region between the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf will clarify and support this thinking.
Promoting freedom and democracy in the world, especially in the authoritarianism's haven the Middle East, the region that still lives the era of the Cold War and the Soviet legacy, has become of the U.S. national security after 9/11 to tackle the international terror and its nourishing structure and environments around the world. And so I read the intervention in Iraq and the democratic pursuit in the Middle East. The success of promoting freedom and democracy in the Middle East has a key effect on the probabilities of the emergence of a new international order acknowledges the international right to freedom and democracy and supports, in some ways, their promotion.
think that to reform the Middle East we have primarily to change
the regional status quo and the geopolitics of the Middle East.
This objective needs to be accomplished an international effort
rests on the international standards which normally compiled by
the international order, considering the fact that the post-Cold
War international order is neither designed nor provided for
this task. The way is paved for this process after the necessary
change in Iraq.
The reform of the Middle East, in my view, has two pillars, the civil society in the Middle East and the international policies—the international relevant input. Without any of those, I think this task is unrealistic. However, after the liberation of Iraq and along with the Bush's Forward Strategy of Freedom, the Arab region has been witnessing a new kind of political phenomena concerning the political life, democratic rights and human rights. Some scholars call this political phenomenon the Arab spring. The Arab regimes may resort to violence to restore their stability in governance. The international environment and the international input into the situation would determine the fate of the regimes' pursuit.
Therefore, I call for an international campaign against totalitarianism worldwide, especially in the Middle East as a priority. This campaign rests on a principle that the human liberty along with the human rights should be acknowledged at the level of international organization through an international order provides ultimately the guarantees of the peoples' right to freedom and democracy. Democracy as a political system provides for practicing liberty and self-determination.
As a priority, the international campaign for Middle East freedom is needed. This campaign should include all concerned parties and all efforts in a wide range of activity from research work to political activism to promote and strengthen freedom and democracy in the Middle East. This is a natural right of the Middle Eastern and Arab peoples and the only way to the sustainable peace, stability and prosperity in the Middle East.
Totalitarianism in the Middle East must be of special concern. Ending totalitarianism there should be an indispensable priority in the march of democratization and peace in the Middle East. Totalitarian regimes, whether theocratic or secular, must be under siege; liberals and intellectuals must be internationally protected from their regimes' brutality; democratic opposition must be internationally supported.
Such campaign and actions are international and Middle Eastern necessities rather than options.