Is fostering Western-style democracy in poorer countries really the best way to bring peace and raise living standards? Humphrey Hawksley travelled from war-torn Iraq through the monarchies of the Middle East to the economic tigers of East Asia to find out.
Our World: Danger – Democracy at Work
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