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Dialects of the Arab Language - The Arab culture has many different local dialects, where each state has its own individual understood dialect divergent to its neighbouring Arabic speaking countries. Despite this, all Arabs from each dialect have one mutual aspect, they all understand the same Arabic language and it is because of this dynamic that all Arabs are united. The Arab nation states all share a parallel culture, thus when considering Arab hospitality we can say that the ‘communities of the Middle East share a common set of cultural idioms’ (Zubaida, 2000)....   [tags: arab culture, anatolia, emirati culture]
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Not Your Typical Arab Male Stereotype - ... Was it the romance of wood fires, the discretion of heavy coats, that attracted my mother to the north and unpeopled places of Europe. Or was it the impeccable stillness of a fortnight spent mostly sheltered indoors with the only two people she could lay claim to. I have come to think of those holidays, no matter where they were, as having taken place in a single country---her country---and the silences that marked them her melancholy: There were moments when her unhappiness seemed as elemental as clear water (Matar 9)....   [tags: literature by Arab authors]
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Work Transition to the United Arab Emirates - Diversity has made the United States what we look at today as a great nation with greater opportunities. In that same mentality, a business only becomes greater by including diversification, not only within the United States, but diversifying throughout the world. As our organization ventures out to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), we have to make the move as smooth and educated as possible. Whenever a company enters the international market, they have to make sure that they understand and examine the different parts of the culture and practices that differentiate them from the United States....   [tags: Business, Arab Culture]
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Development of Scientific Knowledge in Early Arab Cultures - Question: What conditions were present in early Arab society that contributed to the rapid development of scientific knowledge in the region. Arab development of Greek scientific thinking has forever benefited our understanding of the field of science. Arab thinkers such as Ibn Rushd (Averroes) and Ibn Sīnā (Avicenna) have contributed to scientific thinking on a level that is generally undervalued. Influential scientists and philosophers that have come from Arab culture can trace their lineage back to the early days of Arab-Islamic science....   [tags: Arab Scientific Thinking]
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Arab Studies: Mapping the Field by Marwan M. Kraidy - Modernity is what all developing countries seek, because modernity can only be a good thing, right. However, there is a complex relationship that exists between modernity, the nation-state that could be the cause sectarianism. Modernity is a very unclear topic, due to the different interpretations of its meaning, is there only one type of modernity or is it flexible. how can nationalism, and the idea of unity lead to sectarianism and violence. These questions surely do merit further research and development, because we are in the process of dealing with them right now in the Arab World, with the fall of several regime's in the region that kept everything stable and tense at the same time....   [tags: modernity, sectarianism, arab world]
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Analysis of the Effects of the Arab Spring on Bahrain and Qatar - “Since December 2010, the wave of uprisings and protests across the Middle East has produced spectacular changes in the region’s authoritarian republics but has largely bypassed its autocratic monarchies” (Yom and Gause, p. 1). The most interesting aspect of this trans-national movement of uprisings is how it “has largely bypassed the autocratic monarchies”. In this paper, I will focus on how the Arab Spring affected two such autocratic monarchies: the State of Qatar and the Kingdom of Bahrain....   [tags: Impact of Arab Spring]
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Arab League Fails to Promote Peace in Middle East - Statement of Research Problem This essay sheds light on the theories that are elaborating the role of international and regional organizations in today’s world politics. Then, Arab League will be given as a regional organization. Although it has achieved some potential, but it could not be totally successful in maintaining security and prosperity to Arab world, especially for Palestinians. Research Questions This essay is trying to find the answer for these questions: 1-Why do regional organizations and institutions emerge, 2-What accounts for their variation in design, and what are their effects....   [tags: Global Issues, Arab-Israel Conflict]
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The Impact of Social Media in the Arab Spring Uprisings - While many people throughout the world see social media as a trendy new application in the service of personal amusement, the political upheavals in the Arab world have shown how it can change the dynamics of modern day activism. The Arab Spring Uprising interlaced social unrest with a technological revolution. Blogs, news websites, twitter feeds, and political list servers became avenues for communication, information flow and solidarity. Being capable of sharing an immense amount of uncensored information through social media sites has contributed to the success of many Arab Spring activists....   [tags: rebellions, arab region, revolts, conflicts]
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Report on the United Arab Emirates - Report on the United Arab Emirates The UAE is the second-largest Arab economy and the world's fifth-biggest oil exporter. From its inception UAE has worked towards building their accumulation of external financial assets, with Abu Dhabi taking the lead on managing the country’s oil wealth and Dubai’s push for economic diversification....   [tags: UAE United Arab Emirates] 1245 words
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Economic Analysis of The United Arab Emirates - Economic Analysis of The United Arab Emirates 1. Introduction A. General Information The United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) is a federation of seven Emirates that was formed on December 2 1971. It is located between the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman and it is bordered by Saudi Arabia and Oman....   [tags: Economics UAE Arab Emirates] 1872 words
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Exploring Arab Women - Exploring Arab Women In Liyana Badr’s novel, A Balcony over the Fakihani, the reader witnesses Yusra’s experience with water as she proclaims that, “I’ll [she’ll] stay till I’ve [she’s] filled my [her] jerry can [even] if I [she] die[s] doing it. (Badr, 10)” While Maha the main female character in Fadia Faqir’s Pillars of Salt, and her husband “immersed our [their] bodies in the warm water,” (Faqir, 54) of the Dead Sea as they share their first love making experience. Yasmina teaches granddaughter Fatima of the liberating power of water in Fatima Mernissi’s lyrical coming of age account of harem life in Dreams of Trespass....   [tags: Arab Culture Cultural Marriage Essays]
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Arab Israeli Conflict - The Arab-Israeli conflict is a struggle between the Jewish state of Israel and the Arabs of the Middle East concerning the area known as Palestine. The term Palestine has been associated variously and sometimes controversially with this small region. Both the geographic area designated by and the political status of the name have changed over the course of some three millennia. The region, or a part of it, is also known as the Holy Land and is held sacred among Jews, Christians, and Muslims. In the twentieth century it has been the object of conflicting claims of Jewish and Arab national movements, and the conflict has led to prolonged violence and in several instances open warfare opposing...   [tags: Israel v Palestine, Jew v Arab]
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict - The Arab-Israeli Conflict The Arab Israeli conflict has gone on for many years. There have been many wars, terrorist attacks and peace treaties between Israel and the Arab countries. Through war and Treaties Israel has gained and lost alot of land. There have been 4 major wars between Israel and The Arab countries, as well as terrorist attacks. The reason for many of these attacks include land, claim of the country and anti-semitisem. Israel which is only 8,000 square miles is on the Mediterranean sea which is very good for its ports which are good for shipping and trade....   [tags: Arab Israel Middle East War Essays] 1300 words
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The Community of Female Voices in Arab Women Literature - The Community of Female Voices in Arab Women Literature In her memoir, Dreams of Trespass, Fatima Mernissi remembers asking her grandmother Yasmina how one can discern a true story from a false one. The wise old woman, Yasmina, told her granddaughter to relax and not look at life in extreme polarities because "there are things which could be both [true and false] and things which could be neither" (Dreams, 61). "Words are like onions," Yasmina explained further and "the more skins you peel off, the more meanings you encounter" (Dreams, 61)....   [tags: Fatima Mernissi Arab Culture Cultural Essays]
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Stereotyping of Arab Muslims in the New York Times for the Past Forty Years - Stereotyping of Arab Muslims in the New York Times for the Past Forty Years This study examines stereotyping of Arab Muslims in the New York Times for the past forty years. Theorists suggest that stereotyping of a minority group effects the public's opinion of that group. Other communication media theorists say that only under extreme conditions will the negative stereotypes reflect the publics' opinions of the portrayed minority group. The parallel theory between propaganda and stereotyping by the mass media is examined....   [tags: Stereotypes Arab Muslims Media Essays]
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The Arab Spring - “When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right” this quote from Victor Hugo symbolizes the new age of human rights. Over the years, countries around the world have witnessed terrifying, yet life-changing, revolutions, but no one in history had expected for such a quick and sudden revolution to begin like the Arab Spring. The Arab Spring may be seen as a dangerous and terrifying matter, but to those that are protesting for a change, it is an unforgettable and life changing event in history....   [tags: politics, human rights]
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The Arab Spring - Democracy- hungry Tunisians began the revolutionary wave of demonstrations and clashes in protest of ill treatment and corruption, beginning a revolutionary wave of protests known as the Arab Spring. The severity of repression in Tunisia was the underlying cause of the Arab spring. Self-immolation, and mass protests mobilized resulted in the overthrow of regime. Major governmental changes and swift reforms were made. The transition to democracy began. Tunisian protests had influenced other countries (with the same major goal of ousting authoritarian regime) and spread to the rest of Arab world through media....   [tags: International Conflict ]
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The Arab Spring: Results in Different Arab Countries - In the Arab world in late 2010, starting in Tunisia and flowering in Egypt, a movement of people depressed by their governments, corrupt leaders and a lack of jobs that at once felt safe to take to the streets. The Arab Spring began when a young Tunisian man set himself on fire to protest government corruption and poor economic conditions. This action inspired a surge of protests across Tunisia, which ultimately resulted in the ousting of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali from power. The success of the political uprising in Tunisia give rise to similar unrest throughout much of the Arab World and Middle East, remarkably within Libya, Egypt, Syria, Bahrain, and Yemen....   [tags: Social Media, Democratic System]
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict & Its Effect on the Arab Countries - The Arab Israeli conflict is one of the major dilemmas in the world in the modern history. Many political leaders assume that this is the most complicated conflict around the world, even bigger than the Cold War. During the 1960’s and the 1970’s, the Arab world decided to go with confrontation and fight fire with fire. The Middle East became a war zone where all the Arab countries lined up to win back Palestine. However, the Israeli cabinet was smart enough to maintain their presence in the Palestinian Land....   [tags: international relations in the Middle East]
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Nursing Care for the Arab Culture - ... Most Arabs can speak fluent English, but it may be necessary in some cases to facilitate an Arabic interpreter. The nurse should then document the interpreter as an intervention in the patient’s chart (Khalifa, 2012). In the case of the patient not speaking fluent English, the nurse should be aware of nonverbal cues and implement strategies to successfully communicate with the patient. Family is central to the Arab culture and it is important for the nurse to include the family in decision-making unless the patient states otherwise (Matusiak, 2013)....   [tags: healthcare professionals and cultural diversity]
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Not Every Arab Man is a Terrorist - Ignorance about people on the other side of the world is infectious among humanity. Rather than educating themselves about the characteristics and cultures of the world, society relies on stereotypes. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines a stereotype as an unfair “belief that all people or things with a particular characteristic are the same.” The entertainment industry significantly influences the minds of Americans to accept these misconceptions about other nationalities. These nasty generalizations are particularly dangerous and hurtful to Arabs....   [tags: generalizations, stereotypes, terrorists] 679 words
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Minorities in the US: Arab Americans - Arab Americans have lived in America for centuries, but still have to go through the disadvantages of being a minority. Arab Americans are a small group and over the years, have gone through a vast amount of experiences. From first coming to America slightly unnoticed, then being hated because of a problem between America and their home country, to becoming some of the most intellectual people with four-year degrees in America. Arab Americans immigrated to the U.S. around 1880’s, seeing that their own countries of which they came from, weren’t doing so well financially....   [tags: palestine men, immigration, discrimination]
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The Arab Spring Revolution is a Failure - The Arab Spring Revolution is a Failure “Arab spring mishap leads to sharp increase of oil smuggling”, “Syrian revolution starts experiencing causalities”, “Overthrown Egyptian government a downright failure”, “Tunisia on the verge of economic collapse post being struck by the Arab spring revolution”, “Bombing in Libya kills 20 in the proximity of a ration distribution unit”. These were the kind of news headlines the modern world was bombarded with when the riots in the Middle East were instigated....   [tags: Middle East, Lybia, Syria, Oil]
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The Arab Spring: A Worldwide Revolution - ... The reason he did not have one was because of his poverty and the lack of jobs in the country, and that sparked protests by the poor people in Tunisia. Ben Ali, the president of the country for 23 years, realized the violent effect the protest had on the people and quickly announced that he is trying to lower the unemployment rate, but the violence is only making the problem bigger. He promised to create 300 000 jobs but the people only wanted to see the government fall down and on January 14 2011, ex-president Ben Ali fled the country with his family....   [tags: rights, laws, war, economy] 631 words
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The Arab Conquest of the Central Asia - The Arab Conquest of the Central Asia was a significant event which impacted on the whole region at the beginning of the eighth century. Abu Ja’far Muhammad al-Tabari was one of the historians who described this conquest for the Muslim population later in ninth century by using different accounts (p. 16). His text is useful for the evaluation of Qutayba’s conquests of Central Asia and can be compared with the same century’s Persian historian al-Baladhuri (p. 11) and his description of the Arab Conquest....   [tags: History, Muslim Population] 628 words
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Slave Trade in the Arab World - ... Therefore, slaves were brought in from many places, the most common being Africa (BBC, n.d). Arabs also brought in slaves from the European part of the world from places such at Italy, Portugal, Spain, England and more (Assyrian International, 2006). In the year 1807, the British outlawed Slave Trade and were against it. Therefore, when they took over the Arab world to form the Trucial states in hopes of keeping calm amongst the countries, avoiding warfare and also forcing a ban on slave trading....   [tags: Trucial States] 864 words
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Jew in the Arab World - ... The two argument show that both Arab and Jews are claiming that both of them treated badly by other parties after Palestine divided and it shows by immigration of Jews to Israel’s state in this paper we focus on historical , economic and social evidence to support which party is having a right . The first focus is about Zionism movement, the founder of Zionism was by Theodeor Herzl in his book Dre Judendtaat, he mentions in his book the freedom of Jews and the rise of nationalism under one unified state....   [tags: United Nations Resolution 181, Israel] 1085 words
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History of the Arab League - ... It further looks at co-operation of member states in cultural, social, and health affairs as well as nationality, passports, visas, execution of judgments and extradition of criminals from involved state nations. (League of Arab States, 1945) The Arab League has been actively working for the facilitation of economic growth, cultural, national, political and religious interests of the member states where as it comes up with finding solutions for conflict resolution both within and outside of the League between its members....   [tags: egypt, iraq, lebanon] 1105 words
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Revitalizing and Reunifying the Arab World - The Arab world at its height, stood united as one nation. It was in the 9th and 16th century during the Abbasid Empire and the Ottoman Empire’s reign that the arts and sciences flourished in the Arab lands. The Arab world changes dramatically as it degenerates from a strong, united force to a weakened and fragmented state ruled by misguided individuals. Some Arabs became self-aware of their decline as they saw the loss of territories that were historically held to the Europeans. The decline sparked movements that saw people wanting to return or recreate the past glorious and prosperous as it was....   [tags: Jamal ad-Din al-Afghani, Michel Aflaq]
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Overview of the Arab Culture - Name of Culture Arab is not a race, but is a group of individuals that are united by their culture and history (ADC, 2014). There are many different variations commonly based on a particular individual’s country of origin such as Arab Americans. Other variations are based on their social class, the level of their education, if they live urbanely or rurally, or the time they have spent in the United States (Lipson & Dubble, 2007). Most Arabs also practice Islamic religion and are Muslim. When working with an Arab or Muslim client, nurses should ask what the client wishes to be referred to so as not to offend them in any way (Lipson & Dubble, 2007)....   [tags: culture, middle east]
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The Arab Spring in Egypt -   The Arab Spring is an extremely prominent issue today. This refers to the series of protests and civil wars that have been occurring in the Arab World due to discontent with government, human rights violations, poverty, and other factors. Countries where this is an issue include Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, and Sudan. One of the countries hit hardest by the revolution was Egypt.   What is often called “the spark that started it all,” occurred on December 17, 2011 in Tunisia....   [tags: prominent issue, protests, civil wars]
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The Formation of Arab Nations - The Formation of Arab Nations Much of the modern political Arab world was born at the end of World War I, as outside powers divided up their shares of territories that were loyal to their regimes. For example, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon came to exist along side the precarious state of Palestine. By World War II, these states had begun to want independence, and the following decades would witness revolution, regime change, violence, and, ultimately, a break from the grips of the Ottoman Empire and European powers (Provence)....   [tags: politics, middle eastern history]
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Taking a Look at the Arab Culture - ... An individual derives assistance and social network in bad times from his family. When it comes to Arabic language, it would be worth mentioning to say that during Middle Ages, mathematics and science received great boost in Arab-Islamic far-flung civilization, that stretched as far as Asia. With the passage of time through commercial, scholarly and military contacts, Europe also absorbed learning of the more advanced civilization. Contacts with Arab world did play important role to simulate Europe’s intellectual and cultural renewal in Renaissance and later period of middle Ages....   [tags: Islam, customs, nationalism, art] 752 words
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The Treatment of Arab Americans - A stressful month of work has finally come to an end and a long waited vacation with the family is just around the corner. The next morning you finally get everyone’s bags packed and jump in a shuttle to head to the airport. When you arrive at the airport the heavy door to the shuttle opens as you gather your bags and head through the big glass doors to check in. The nice blonde at counter smiles at you and your family and tells you to have a nice trip. Making your way to security you are relieved that you no longer have to drag your heavy luggage around....   [tags: Racial Profiling, Discrimination, Terrorism]
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Arab and Israeli War of 1948 - ... The narrator of the poem is impacted not only by the war but also by the conversation between him or herself and Fawzi the shoe shiner. In the very first stanza, the narrator is “heading [towards] Columbus’ mistake / where life will never be the same” (Hazo 1). The causes for immigration vary but the narrator’s most likely reason for moving is due to the high instability of the Middle East region. Hazo’s quote is also a metonym for the Americas because Columbus “discovered” the Americas on accident while he was trying to find a shortcut to India Varela 2 in 1452....   [tags: war, land, resentment, poem] 754 words
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The Evolution of United Arab Emirates - ... “Then and Now.” Youtube. Web. 3 nov. 2013 (2) History of UAE. Study mode. Feb 2012. Web Nov. 2013 (3) Embassy of UAE. Feb 11 2009. Sh. Zayed bin sultan al nahyan, founder of UAE (4) History of UAE. Study mode. Feb 2012. Web Nov. 2013 (5) Embassy of UAE. Feb 11 2009. Sh. Zayed bin sultan al nahyan, founder of UAE UAE in the past and the present. Looking back its amazing how far united arab emirates have progressed such a short space of time.(6) In the past they don’t have big houses nor cars, they lived in small houses, they used the camels and donkeys to travel and carry things.There was no schools, colleges and universities Children went to the mosque to a person named mtawaa to stud...   [tags: country, history]
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Social Media and Arab Spring - The Arab Spring has impacted multiple countries in northern Africa and the Arab world and so far since the end of December in 2010, leading to the fall of the government in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen. Among the unarmed insurrections, social media and social networking technology functioned as a new strategy that empowered the protesters to gain successful uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt and inspired grassroots movements in other Arab countries. The new media, namely Twitter, Facebook and Youtube, with online blogs and mobile telecommunications, played a significant role as the politics of connectivity, which connect, coordinate and communicate the protestors....   [tags: twitter, facebook, youtube]
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Sports in The United Arab Emirates - Preface The UAE is a Muslim-Arab nation that grew up and flourished so well and in such a short time, it’s almost unbelievable. UAE has always had a sense of belonging which has deepened through sufferings, foreign invasion and every other kind of obstacle that has been put forward for them. No matter what happened in the past, the people of Emirates have not forgotten their national duties, culture, traditions and morals. In order for us to understand UAE and its culture and traditions, we should keep an open mind and understand the historical events which influenced the people and their lifestyle....   [tags: muslims, lifestyles, generosity]
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The Arab Spring in Egypt -   Another prominent cause of the Arab Spring in Egypt was the corruption in the government run by Mubarak. One of the best examples of Mubarak’s corruption was the use of emergency law. For his entire almost 30-year reign, Mubarak ruled through emergency law. Under emergency law, Mubarak could censor all publications, search and tap phone, mail, and Internet use, and arrest people without a trial, or through secret trials. (Tristam, 2013) All political meetings also had to be preapproved by him before they took place....   [tags: governement corruption, Mubarak]
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Syria and the Arab Spring - As the Arab Spring enters its second year, major uprisings and revolts have occurred all over the Middle East, pushing for an end to the corrupt autocratic rule and an expansion of civil liberties and political rights. Most recently, images from Syria have emerged, depicting the government’s use of force to suppress the voice of its people. One might ask, “Is this the beginning of a revolution. Is the country on the path to democracy?” To assess this question and examine the future trends in the region, one must look back on the country’s somewhat tumultuous history, the relationship between the citizens and the state, and the political economy....   [tags: Geopolitics, History]
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What is the Arab Uprising? - ... Shortly after, the power physically became stronger within the Al Khalifa family. The Sunni minority controls the Bahraini government as it is dramatically outnumbered by Shi’a Muslims with a ratio of two to one. The start of the division between Sunnis and Shias began when the Bahrain’s ruler Sheikh Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifah, had stirred popular unrest in order to destroy the Bahraini National Assembly which was the only political voice supporting the Shi’a majority in the year of 1975. Within that, the relations between Shi’a and Sunni became progressively worse when the Islamic Revolution in Iran had started....   [tags: protesters, goverment, politics] 1258 words
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Analysis of the Arab Spring - In late 2010, a Tunisian named Bouazizi set himself on fire in protest against the poor economic situation in which he was living (CNN, 2011). Other Tunisians soon took the opportunity to resist their government and possible overthrow the leadership of Ben Ali. They took it as their responsibility to fight for the common good. Simple demonstration against the Tunisian government soon went ahead to an extent that Ben Ali had to leave the country. The events that followed the departures of the Tunisian president were the least expected....   [tags: Egyptian Revolution, Middle East History]
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Understanding the Arab Spring - The revolutionary movement in the Middle East started in January 2011 where Tunisian Bouazizi Mohamed, who set himself on fire, ensued to the revolt of his fellow citizens (Pollack 2011). Political and social frustrations led to tremendous discontent of citizens, and massive protests and social movements demanded a change of the country’s political regime. This widespread event was known as “the Arab Spring” and empowered other people in Arab countries who were not satisfied with their sociopolitical standings to revolt against government regimes....   [tags: political regime, Middle East, political fallacy]
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Arab Spring and Globalization - Political uprisings in the Middle East, especially in Muslim nation states have placed Arabian politics back on the focus point of international politics. Political events in certain Arab countries had an excessive impact on the political development of other neighboring states. Resistances and anxieties within different Arab countries triggered unpredictable actions, sometimes sorely to observe and believe. The authoritarian governments of Arabian countries led from various dictators have created a precarious situation for their people, especially in providing national security and maintaining peace in the region....   [tags: political uprising, middle east, muslims]
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Arab Women Experience Discrimination - ... God gave each gender a certain role in life; men as maintainers and protectors for women, on the other hand, women as housewives. In Islam, home is considered to be the kingdom of the woman. She is the wife, mistress, and mother. Her significant and effective role is to take care of her children, obey her husband, fulfill her duties in her house, help children in education, worship God, encourage children to pray, and spread Islam. Islam honored women's role in society. It also honored mother's role as Prophet Mohamed once said ' Paradise is under mother's' feet.' In those days before Islam, women were treated as slaves after the spread of Islam; it gave women the freedom to act and wo...   [tags: cultural and religious beliefs] 1303 words
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The Arab Gulf States - Arabian Gulf or the Persian Gulf: is the arm of the Arabian Sea, extending from Gulf of Oman in the south to along the Shatt-AL Arab in the north. Its length around 965 km from Shatt-Al Arab to the Hormuz fjord, which links it in the Gulf of Oman. The area of the Arabian Gulf approximately 233 100 km², and varies in width between a maximum of about 370 km to a minimum of 55 km in the Hormuz fjord. A maximum depth of the Arabian Gulf is 90 m. The gulf separates the Arabian Peninsula and south-western of Iran, and overlooking it eight countries including Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE and Oman and Iran....   [tags: Geography] 1023 words
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The Arab Spring Revolutions - One of the most interesting and noteworthy events in contemporary times and possibly the biggest in its appeal and consequences for the 21st century is the string of revolutionary movements most commonly known as the “Arab Spring.” The term ‘Arab Spring’ – originally coined by Marc Lynch in the American political journal Foreign Policy – is fairly attention-grabbing in itself; not only is it useful to highlight the rise of ‘liberalism’ witnessed as these movements progressed, but also has historically significant connotations attached to it, which allude to the events of the Nationalist and Democratic revolutions that occurred more than a century-and-a-half ago in what is now mode...   [tags: liberties, governments, constitutionalism] 2666 words
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Analyzing the Arab Spring - ... Only an inconsiderable amount percentage of those countries’ income goes to providing services to the nation. This shows because people’s style of living is unsatisfactory when compared to other countries, such as Turkey, UAE, and the United States. Some families are left unemployed while others are taking salaries less than the minimum wage. People sleeping on the streets are depending on beggary just to move on with their daily lives and survive to the next day and expect the same things over and over....   [tags: anti-government protests in Middle East] 596 words
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The United Arab Emirates - The United Arab Emirates is an interesting country, being located on the southeastern end of the Arabian Peninsula the Gulf nation is neighbors to Saudi Arabia to the south and the Oman to the east along with other nations sharing water boarders as well. The modern history of the nation is very intriguing, filled with many political forces and cultural trends. However, like many other Arab countries, UAE has also been filled with many issues throughout its nations that mirror and connect it even further to its Arabian brethren....   [tags: saudi arabia, ridda wars, muhammad]
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The Syrian Arab Republic - Brief History The CIA's World Fact Book, states that Syria used to be part of the Ottoman Empire Prior to World War One. After World War One the French had acquired Syria, and granted them independence in 1946. With an unstable political system, Syria had experienced a series of military coups or uprisings in its first few years. Around 1958 Syria joined with Egypt to form the United Arab Republic, and later separated with them in 1961; to reestablish the Syrian Arab Republic. Geography The CIA's World Fact Book, states that Syria is located within the Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Lebanon and Turkey....   [tags: Country Analysis ] 1071 words
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The Arab Spring Uprisings - The Arab Spring Uprisings are political protests against the governments of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, Morocco, and Jordan. (Manfreda, ) The protests began in Tunisia when a vegetable vendor set himself on fire in protest of the actions of the government. This incident is said to have been the “spark” that fueled the action of the people to overthrow their governments. This region is being watched by every country in the world. The world is watching to see how it will affect their political and economic relationships with one another....   [tags: Egyptian Revolution, Tunisian Elections]
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict - ... Though Zionists had been migrating to Palestine for some time, the first mass migration of Jews occurred only shortly before the end of the First World War with the Balfour Declaration--a statement issued by the British government encouraging Jews to settle Palestine. In 1922, the League of Nations--an international order of governments--granted Mandatory Palestine (roughly equivalent to pre-war Palestine) to the United Kingdom in order to facilitate Jewish settlement in the region. Though the UK and the League of Nations each issued their own statements ensuring Jewish settlement would not impinge on the native population, deadly riots erupted in the region as Jewish migrants purchased...   [tags: Middle East international relations] 1437 words
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Why was the Arab World Poised for Revolution? - The authoritarian regimes of the Middles cycled through a pattern of anti-western policy until the globalization effects of economics and information demanded reform. As conservative Arab states try to maintain the autocracy they relied on after gaining independence, their citizens, affected by information and education expansion, challenge their resistant governments as typified by Syria’s unwillingness to capitulate. The proliferation of information and education underscored the protest movements of the Arab Spring because citizens’ contempt for their obstinate governments grew to large under economic pressures, as the current situation in Syria demonstrates....   [tags: Politics, Anti-western Policy]
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MTV Network Challenges in Arab Countries - Introduction Having a significant market share in the world in music television channel, MTV networks took the challenge of introducing their services to the Arab countries. This was measured as one of the principal challenges they ever faced due to the assumed classic and conservative culture in Middle East countries. The greatest fear the network had was product acceptance failure considering cultural and religious traditions. As a strategy to overcome this challenge and get through in the Arab countries market, an MTV network choose to partner with local companies such as Arab Media Group (AMG) to gain acceptance from local viewers....   [tags: MTV Case Study]
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Arab Israeli Conflict - 1.1 WHAT IS THE ARAB ISRAELI CONFLICT. The Arab-Israeli conflict is a hotly contested issue both in the Middle East and the broader global community.1 The modern conflict is essentially a dispute over the area known up until 1948 as Palestine, which is considered holy to all three major monotheistic religions.2 The primary parties in the conflict are Israeli (formerly Zionist) Jews and Palestinian Arabs (who are predominately Muslim).3 It is one of the unresolved problems bequeathed to the region by the British and French imperialist powers following the division of the Ottoman Empire between them at the end of World War 1.4 There are many features of the Middle East, specifically Palestine...   [tags: global community, palestine]
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict - Historically, Israel and Palestine did not exist as a political entity at the end of the 19th century. The land that would go on to host the Arab-Israeli conflict was once ruled by the Ottoman Empire under the name of the Vilayet of Beirut and the District of Jerusalem. The native population was mainly made up of Arab-Palestinians adhering to Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. Arab society was cohesive and stable under the rule of the Ottoman Empire. When the Young Turk Revolution erupted in 1908, it inspired some Arabs in the region to seek autonomy and independence from the Ottoman Empire....   [tags: International Conflict ]
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United Arab Emirates - ... Situated United Arab Emirates in the Arabian Peninsula in the Arabian Gulf in the south-west of the continent of Asia, with views on the beach south of the Arabian Gulf and overlooking the Gulf of Oman and the Gulf jockey is in a strategic location along the northern approaches to the Strait of Hormuz, a vital transit point for oil, its maritime boundaries and ground joint the north-west of the State of Qatar along the 19 kilometers, 530 kilometers and also with Saudi Arabia to the west and south and south-east and south-east with the Sultanate of Oman and the 450-kilometer border with Oman on the southeast and northeast of the country....   [tags: dubai, customs and traditions] 1087 words
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Arab Spring, Religion, and Political Systems - The Social events that jump started the Arab spring would later on be remembered as a historical event; that would eventually lead to them observing or embracing a form of constitutional theocracy. Now this depending on what country and political system they embrace can be a good thing if they are offering all of their citizens the freedom to choose something other than the religion that is represented by the government they are living under. According to Hirschl religion and the belief in G-d has made a big comeback and I for one have to agree with him on that; we can see this not only during the Arab spring but also in other areas of the world....   [tags: Constitutional Theocracy, Muslims, Islam]
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Role of Geography in the Arab-Israeli Conflict - The lust for territory seems to be the real source of conflict, and until one group is satisfied, the appearance of religious conflict will exist in the Middle East. It seems as if the real truth needs to be portrayed to the rest of the world about the true reason for the Arab-Israeli conflict, which is geography and ultimately water. The lack of water stems from the Great Syrian Rift Zone, and causes damage to Israeli land which ultimately decreases the amount of water that flows into the Red Sea....   [tags: War, Middle East]
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Oil and Foreign Involvement in Arab Nations - The Middle East has been involved in many conflicts for most of its history. These conflicts have been in large part due to, natural resources and foreign involvement. The rich supply of oil in the Middle East has made it a region of interest for many non-Arab countries to support in order to ensure a steady flow of oil. As the importance for oil increased through the industrialization of the world, the need for it became magnified. This need for oil prompted non-Arab countries to become involved in the Middle East by means of financial aid, treaties, weapons, and troops....   [tags: Middle East, Conflicts, History, Current Events]
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Understanding the Arab Awakening by Kenneth Pollack - The book “Understanding the Arab Awakening” was written by Kenneth Pollack and his colleagues following the events in the Middle East in order to discuss the causes of the massive uprisings, why the results of revolution varied from country to country and what kind of conclusions they help draw for the international observers in general and the United States in its policy towards the region in particular. With the introduction section of the book being taken as the point of analysis, the following paper supports the argument proposed by Kenneth Pollack that the Arab Spring mainly happened due to social unrest caused by poor economic situation across the entire Middle East which was enabled b...   [tags: Reading Review, Literary Analysis]
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The Healthcare Challenges in the United Arab Emirates - ... Smoking is a risk factor so avoiding it would not only make you healthier but it would decrease the chance of a stroke. Exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet can prevent cardiovascular diseases. While diabetes is a serious disease, but it is not taken seriously by many people. It can lead to many other diseases including blindness, kidney failure and heart problems. In order to prevent diabetes, people have to live a healthy life and control their blood sugar. Hypertension or high blood pressure can lead to complications as well, such as, damaging the heart, brain, kidneys and arteries....   [tags: morality, diet, diseases, heart] 842 words
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Can Divorce Be Reduced in Arab Nations? - ... They didn’t at that time they didn’t use to care on luxury they cared only about the basic necessities and to survive and raise their children well. However, after the introduction of oil most families became rich and women lived in good luxurious life style. Some people claim that the reason behind divorce is because of culture not modernization. They are of the opinion that the culture of the GCC women is easy and lavish. The Daily Star newspaper by a designer in the runway show that was held in Dubai for the 17th time stated, “It’s not just outsiders who tap into the market....   [tags: gulf cooperation council, development]
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Solar Energy in the United Arab Emirates - ... In the past, fossil fuels were the only source to generate power and electricity in the country. At the beginning of his article “Solar power in the UAE soon to be more than a mirage”, Vahid Fotuhi showed the massive productivity of solar energy in Europe region compared to UAE in the past years and explained the reason behind that. A full adoption in UAE on fossil fuels to produce energy as natural gas provided throughout the day and not influenced by external factors while solar panels are affected by climate and available only when there is sunlight, all these factors make the generation of electricity from natural gas a safer choice....   [tags: renewable, environment, electricity] 552 words
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Arab-Jewish Cooperation and Peaceful Coexistence - ... This article allowed for a well balanced view of the Israeli-Palestine relations. As’ad Ghanem The Palestinian minority in Israel want to establish equality for all citizens in the State of Israel. It wants to turn Israel into a state that is for all its citizens, not favor the majority, therefore introduce a collective status. The Palestinian’s want to influence policies and concerns which will affect Israel citizens, future developments and their own future as a minority. Their demands are consistent considering the Jewish majority are in support for a continuation of the discrimination against the Palestinian minority group....   [tags: Israeli-Palestinian conflict] 838 words
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The Arab Woman - The Arab Woman The Arab woman, is there really a clear cut, precisely defined profile of what characterizes a woman of Arabia. Barren sand dunes, nomadic tribes of cloaked men, wearing turbans, mounted on camels, wielding swords, and their weak woman folk to whom they dictate. This is a classic Hollywood image of the Arab’s of the Middle East. The helpless female who is subjected to the will of her militant husband or aggressive father is nothing new to the average person of the present time, where being dutiful and being tyrannized can easily have the same definition in Hollywood and American media....   [tags: Females Culture Cultural Essays Arabic]
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The Degenerate Arab - The Degenerate Arab Edward Said argues in Orientalism that the American media and literature represents the Arab male as a "degenerate." This charicature most assuredly applies to the film Not Without My Daughter. Said says that the pop culture Arab in the United States is "associated either with lechery or bloodthirsty dishonesty. He appears as an oversexed degenerate, capable, it is true, of cleverly devious intrigues, but essentially sadistic, treacherous, low" (286). He is seen as a "colorful scoundrel," maliciously violent, and is represented as having "mass rage and misery, or irrational (hence hopelessly eccentric) gestures" (287)....   [tags: Papers] 1011 words
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The Arab Minority in America - The Arab Minority in America Arab American is a long and proud history. Arab Americans have made significant contributions to society. They are doctors, lawyers, and educators to name just a few. What I’ll be discussing will be not only their contributions to society, but their stereotypes as well. To start off, Arab Americans have been assimilated into the American culture and society over the past hundred plus years. During this time there has been general loss of their historical culture....   [tags: Papers] 411 words
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Towards Arab Human Renaissance: The Rise of Women - Renaissance is a French word that can be divided into two parts: “re” which means again and “naissance” which means birth. Therefore, renaissance is rebirth. When Renaissance is evoked, it commonly refers to the European Renaissance of the 14th–16th centuries. The European Renaissance is a cultural movement and an intellectual transformation that constitutes a bridge between the Middle Ages and the Modern Era. This bridge contributed to the prosperity and the development of Europe. Unfortunately, the Arab world is still lagging far behind....   [tags: Sociology/Culture]
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Alienation in the lives of Arab Women - Alienation in the lives of Arab Women Alienation: al·ien·a·tion ( l y -n sh n, l - -) n. The act of alienating or the condition of being alienated; estrangement; isolation or dissociation. Alienation is a concept that is universal to all people of all cultures in the world and throughout all time periods. These feelings of alienation, in some form or another, have affected every human begin that has ever taken a breath and will until the race is extinct. It is these feelings of alienation that influence so many of our activities, our thoughts, and the way we shape our lives and the manner in which we form our societies....   [tags: Research Culture Arabic Essays]
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Impact of Arab American Immigrants on Southwest Michigan - ... As time progressed more and more Arab’s flooded southwest Detroit. By 2008 Zogby International a firm that does stat analysis gives us a ball park figure that 490,000 Arab American reside in Michigan . Many of these people own and operate many businesses and contribute a whole bunch in the state. They are recognized for owning gas stations and convenience stores, a number of estimates show us that 90% percent of these kinds of businesses are owned and operated by Arab-Americans . This is a huge accomplishment that Arabs are known for and it incredibly understated....   [tags: economic analysis] 1109 words
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T. E. Lawrence's Roles in the Arab Awakening - ... During the year 1916, many French and British officers to assist the Hejaz revolt against the Ottomans, and among the British officers was T. E. Lawrence. However, many historians portray the last as the sole significant figure to serve the allied interests in Arabia, and the one who negotiated the Arab chiefs to bring a sense of unity among them (Friedman, 2011). Nonetheless, the assistance of previous spies and officers, such as Gertrude Bell, who in fact mapped the region, and made it possible for Lawrence to takeover Yanbu and other regions, yet her role was overshadowed by that of Lawrence (Lukitz, 2006)....   [tags: nationalism, revolt, ottoman] 802 words
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The Determinants of Arab Public Opinion Towards Other Countries - ... The sample of the poll consist 3400 adults from 7 Arab countries (subject countries). Respondents are chosen as 600 adults per country from Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and 400 adults per country from Morocco, Lebanon, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. Each country divided into geographic regions and participants from each region were selected at random. Within the poll, the participants are asked to answer the following question to determine their attitudes toward 13 non-Arab “object” countries....   [tags: attitudes, variables, relationships]
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Comparison between Panama and the United Arab Emirates - ... Over the past year, the economy of Panama grew 10%, putting Panama as one of the fastest growing economies in the Latin American as well as in the world. I believe the reason for such significant economic growth in both countries is mainly due to import/export of goods through the waterways located by each country. United Arab Emirates had imports totaling 273.5 billion dollars and exports totaling 314 billion in 2012. Panama’s imported goods totaled 26.61 billion dollars and exported goods totaled 18.87 billion dollars in 2012....   [tags: economic growth and problems]
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Arab American Prejudice in the Post 9/11 United States - September 11, 2001 will be replayed and remembered in the minds of this American generation as one of the greatest tragedies on domestic soil. In one day, the world was dramatically altered; but in the days that followed, no group of Americans was affected more intensely nor uniquely than Arab-Americans. Once in a Promised Land, the 2007 novel by Laila Halaby, depicts the real world aftermath which assaulted one fictional Arab couple. Halaby's work accurately portrays the circumstances Arab-Americans found themselves in after the 9/11 attacks, highlighting several themes relating to patriotism, fear, and shame through her accessible characters and narrative stylings....   [tags: Once in a Promised Land, Laila Halaby]
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