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Nearly two years after NATO’s much-hailed intervention in Libya, observers fear that the country could become a failed state. Nevertheless, Libyans are optimistic about the country's future -- and for good reason.
Skeptics about the prospects of democracy in the Middle East argue that the Arab Spring has turned into an Islamist winter. But as a new study shows, instead of fretting over Islamists, the international community would do better to help Egypt and Tunisia strengthen their political institutions and reform their economies.