President Bush’s recent speech to the UN described the spread of democracy as a key to winning the war on terrorism. But some analysts question that link. We talk about the causes of terrorism and what happens when democracy takes root in a country.


  • Reuel Marc Gerecht Senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, former Middle East specialist for the CIA
  • F. Gregory Gause, III Associate professor of political science and director of the Middle Eastern studies program at the University of Vermont

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