WATCH: CPD’s Naomi Leight on Arab Democratization

Appearing on Participant Media’s digital platform TakePart Live, CPD Assistant Director for Research and Publications Naomi Leight discussed the long-term effects of the Arab Spring. Noting that “democracy is a process,” Leight emphasized that true democratization takes decades, and that Arab governments should be modeled on Arab—rather than Western—principles.

Arab Spring 3 Years Later: Democracy or Westernization? -- TakePart Live

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