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Human Security as a Basic Human Right in the words of H.E....

Asma_KhaderHuman rights and human security in the Middle East were subject of debate for so many international organizations, in the words of H.E. Asma Khader “security and dignity are in the heart of human being, there is no dignity without security, and there is no security without dignity!”
 

Future Parliamentary Elections in Jordan under Mixed...

ElectionsAfter several months of debates The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has a new Election Law, a revived Independent Election Commission, and the vote was already set for Wednesday, 23rd January 2013. With great importance is that next Prime Minister will be elected by the citizens, so the independent poli…
   

The Arab Philanthropy in the Academic Context

UntitledThe concept of charity and moral responsibility lies in each of the three Abrahamic religions, and is based on a simple principle of taking from those who received consistent material blessings and give those less fortunate. Thus Arab region is the cradle of one of the oldest traditions in the world…
 

Plausible and implausible aspects of Jordan’s protests

Movie_001_0001Recently, deprivation and lack of satisfaction in the daily life of the population have generated waves of protests among Arab states in the Middle East. Nowadays, Jordan resembles a drama, as protests seem to be erupting on a schedule known beforehand. Mass protests are permitted in Jordan, but the…
   

Understanding Syria's unrest

Syrian_flagIn January, Syria’s president, Bashar Al-Assad, claimed in The Wall Street Journal that “you have to be very closely linked to the beliefs of the people.” In the following weeks, and as North Africa asserted an unprecedented people's revolution, Syria remained quiet. But a couple o…
 

The Islamic Banking System: From the crisis’ threats to...

Faisal_Islamic_Bank_Khartoum_Photo_by_Petr_Adam_DohnalekFor more than a quarter century, Islamic banking and finance has been developing from an idea and an expression of Muslims’ distinct identity to a mature and fast-growing industry. With the latest global financial crisis, Islamic banking and finance became one of the most debated issues around…
   

Online and on the streets, Egyptian youth keeps guessing

The_Egptian_Army_was_wildly_popular_during_the_uprising_photo_by_Heather_MurdockMore than a month and a half after President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, and almost three weeks since I left Egypt, my Facebook page remains crammed with posts from Egyptian activists.  Proud of the revolution that ousted much of the old regime, and anxious about the future, they say only one t…
 

Can the kingdoms survive?

Arab_kings_in_2003_with_Mubarak_and_BushThe Arab world is asserting itself in a manner never before witnessed. It is only a matter of time before Muammar Gaddafi joins Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak and Tunisia’s Zine el-Abedine Ben Ali as a deposed dictators.  Is it possible we could soon wittness the fall of the region’s m…
   

Stronger in opposition?

Saad_HaririDemonstrators from the March 14 political bloc wore white baseball caps with the word ‘No’ emblazoned in red on them as they gathered in Martyr’s Square, Beirut on Sunday morning.
 

Political stability: the mysterious case of Qatar

qatar_mapThe stability of Arab Gulf monarchies has been remarkable given the high level of regional conflict and internal unsteadiness in the Middle East. These states have survived and successfully prevented conflict. It is noteworthy that stability is sometimes more difficult to understand than conflict.
   

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