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Islamist Movements in the Electoral Process in Arab World

Posted on Apr 3, 2009

Islamist movements in the Arab world generally have broad and diffuse agenda. In recent years, however, some movements have devoted far...

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The Obama Administration: Engaging the Muslim World with a new Mindset; Challenges and Opportunities

Posted on Apr 3, 2009

“To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect.”  This historical statement made...

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Hamas, Likud, and the Obama Quest for Peace in the Middle East

Posted on Apr 3, 2009

Will Hamas agree to recognize Israel? I will argue that this question is much less significant for the Obama Administration than...

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Improving American Syrian Relations: Toward a Strategic Plan

Posted on Apr 3, 2009

While United States politicians were busy listing Syrian on their list of terrorist –sponsor states and imposing economic and political...

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Trading Rockets for Resolutions: Restructuring Palestinian Resistance in the Context of International Legal and Political Dynamics

Posted on Apr 3, 2009

US policy on the Israel-Palestine conflict continues to negatively impact on relations between the Muslim world and the West. Improvement...

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Integrating Women into Democratic Governance: A Comparison of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

Posted on Apr 3, 2009

This paper examines the role played by Muslim women in the political life of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.  In Afghanistan, the US and...

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Using New Generation and Technology to Facilitate Peace in the Middle-East

Posted on Apr 3, 2009

This paper is addressing new creative ways of making peace in the Middle East based on utilizing the lesson learned from recent failures...

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Promoting Democracy in the Arab World: New Ideas for U.S. Policy

Posted on Apr 3, 2009

Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States government pledged to make democracy promotion in the Middle East...

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The US Favoring of Liberal Opposition, Pro-Good Governance Forces in the Muslim World: Assessment of the Past & Recommendations for the Future

Posted on Apr 3, 2009

US promotion of good governance in the Muslim world varies in form — from US politicians’ statements in support for Muslim...

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Helbawy Abstract

Posted on Apr 3, 2009

Generally speaking, Muslims in the West have their roots in countries under authoritarian and tyrannical ruling systems. The people are...

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Iranian Civil Society, U.S. Engagement, and Opportunities for Reform

Posted on Apr 3, 2009

As 2009 marks the thirtieth anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, and with June’s presidential elections and talk of engagement with...

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