A US-sponsored Summit on Democracy that excludes the Middle East

A US-sponsored Summit on Democracy that excludes the Middle East

A US-sponsored Summit on Democracy that excludes the Middle East — — -Brussels (Brussels Morning) US President Joe Biden will fulfill his campaign promise to hold a Summit on Democracy on 9 and 10 December. The agenda will address a 14-year global decline in democracy, focusing on improving political and human rights.

It is notable that the list of invitees from the Middle East is anaemic, even skewed, with representation from Israel and Iraq but none from Turkey or Egypt.