The 21st century has witnessed protests and revolts in many countries, most recently in the Arab world (i.e. Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and several others). This has been popularly dubbed the Arab Spring. Some of the governments running these countries in turmoil have been democratically elected. Others are, and have been, the products of military interventions. "Democratic dictatorships" are the phenomena one sees when leaders, who were initially freely elected, are unwilling to cede power to the changing will of the people.
It is estimated that 10% of the Islamic people (over 1.3 billion) are radicals, who would sacrifice their lives to fight for their principles, and to meet their objectives. Dictators may use these jihadists to further their goals, both internally and internationally. It should be possible to eliminate these dictators, and have them replaced with democratic leaders, without going to war. The author explains one of many strategies which could successfully depose an unwanted dictator.