President George W. Bush is certainly putting his money where his mouth is. Last week, the State Department announced it will invest $25 million to promote democracy throughout the Arab world. The goals of the program, which will train political advocates, journalists and others, are economic reform and private sector development, education, promotion of civil society and respect for the rule of law.
So what will it take to end the decades of conflict between the Israelis and its Arab neighbors?
Let's first recognize the problem: For decades, we've assumed it's an issue of land. But is that really so?