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Democratic Reform in Muslim Societies: The Case of Egypt PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Louay Safi   
Feb 21, 2005 at 07:00 PM

The Bush Administration has made education reform in Muslim societies a key demand, and has earmarked considerable sums of money to fund democratic education. The substantial funds allocated to democratic education in Muslim countries have attracted many organizations involved in democratic training in South American and East Europe. The decision to spend money on democratic education signals a positive change in attitude, and the Bush Administration should be applauded for taking this forward-looking initiative, and for increasing the pressure on the autocratic Middle Eastern regimes to undertake democratic reform.

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Political Succession and the Prospects of Political Reform in Syria PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Louay Safi   
Mar 24, 2001 at 07:00 PM

Hafiz al Assad is dead 30 years after he came to power in 1970. Steps have been taken to pave the way for his eldest surviving son, Bashar, to succeed him. The Syrian parliament has already amended the constitution to take away a major hurdle the young Assad faces in his bid to assume the highest political office. The age requirement was lowered from 40 years to Bashar’s age of 34.
 

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