Harvard University’s Middle East Initiative by Jamil Kharrazi

Harvard’s Middle East Initiative

How Harvard is changing the way we understand the Middle East

After a failed attempt at bringing peace in the Middle East, Bush’s Middle East Initiative did the opposite. Radical groups views America’s plan to spread democracy as shallow and backwards.

“What Bush understood as America’s next democratic project, his next grand political scheme in America’s quest for world domination was hijacked by ISIL to bring about the Islamic Caliphate,” said political analyst Sahah. Where Bush envisioned democracy, ISIL imagined an Islamic empire powerful enough to rival the United States of America,”

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Improving Women’s Lives in Lebanon

Improving Women’s Lives in Lebanon

Bettering women’s status in a close-minded liberal country

From an American stand point, one would never allow a rapist to marry his victim in order to escape charges. What about being jailed for loving someone or being harassed with no one to help you? According to Lady Jamileh Kharrazi, in countries like Lebanon, women issues have long been swept under the Burka. Many Arab nations suffer from lack of human rights when it comes to women. However, laws and women’s rights organizations are rallying to empower ladies and move the women’s movement forward.

 

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