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Fostering Democracy in the New Middle East: Bet on the Region’s Women and Girls

September 25th, 2012, Comment & Analysis


The massive wave of social and political protests of the “Arab Spring” shook up the status quo in the Middle East, making the voice of the women in the region heard with unprecedented power. Yet, in the post-revolutionary phase, this initial rise in the status and influence of women has been reversed.

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In Muslim nations, democracy will eventually prevail

July 6th, 2012, News & Articles

Feisal Abdul Rauf

From Tunisia to Pakistan, the Muslim world is in turmoil, as each country struggles to find its own path to an Arab Spring.

Pessimists say that, in the end, all of these countries will end up with some form of authoritarian regime either because Islamic parties cannot accept democracy or out of a fear that these regimes will keep a nation out of the modern world.

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Abdallah Schleifer Egyptian Presidential Elections Analysis

June 28th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

Mohamed Morsi, president of Egypt

CAIRO, EGYPT – Professor Abdallah Schleifer weighs in on Egypt’s presidential election results through his exclusive interview with Global Experts. The following conversation was conducted over Skype.

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The Great Iranian Threat, The Great Iranian Hope

April 9th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

So, who should be frightened by Iran?

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Religion And Politics In Arab Transitions

February 23rd, 2012, Comment & Analysis

Islamist parties, excluded from the political sphere for much of the last decade, are now coming to the forefront of Arab politics.

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Weighing the options for what’s next in Syria

February 15th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

Rashid Khalidi is the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University. He talks about Syria’s future after the UN Security Council failed to pass a resolution to end violence in the country. Listen to the interview here.

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