In countries where different camps within a protest movement seek divergent outcomes (think Egypt), it can help ensure that competing parties work together instead of against one another after an autocrat
And a powerful network of autocrats
and their allies are fighting back, as blatantly evidenced by the ongoing tragic civil war in Syria.
There is one crucial issue which I believe that Nalepa overlooked, namely the credibility of the autocrats
at the roundtable negotiations.
Pius XI (1922-39) was "an autocrat
through and through, bigoted, reactionary, and inflexible.
Egypt's revolution has inspired people across the region and deeply frightened autocrats
For Claessen (a lieutenant colonel serving in the Belgian Joint Staff), this is an illustration of the major point of this book, the often conflicting mismatch between how opponents--in this case, Western powers, Muslim autocrats
, and Islamists--visualize conflict.
Ben Ali's fate is evidence of the dangers that autocrats
such as [Egyptian President Hosni] Mubarak face by clinging to their ideologies and losing touch with the aspiration of their citizens," said a Los Angeles Times writer.
Mubarak and other Arab autocrats
in exchange for their cooperation on regional security matters; their gross abuses of human rights were ignored.
They find that "on average, successful assassinations of autocrats
produce sustained moves toward democracy.
Not surprisingly, nanny states actually share many traits with totalitarian nations, with bureaucrats more than willing to become autocrats
Mariel's article nailed most of my concerns and should be required reading for these self-serving wannabe autocrats
are being accused of rewarding failure by pouring so much money into draining the wine lake of unwanted French and Italian wine.