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Neither Bread nor Freedom in Iran

Protests are likely to continue flaring up in Iran as a function of the regime’s attempt at modernizing the country while denying personal and political freedoms to the children of modernization.

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Perilous Growth: Bulging Population Endangers Iraq’s Future

The Iraqi government’s failure to invest in human capital and reconstruction has left the country unprepared for the current rate of population growth.

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Saudi Arabia Walks the Line With Social Opening and Curbing Harassment

The public decency law aims to regulate social behavior in a way that reflects positively on Saudi Arabia’s image, the anti-harassment law is meant to regulate public behavior among individuals in society.

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The Optics of Women in the Workforce

There is a recent culture of promoting women’s workforce participation in the Middle East and North Africa, but looking solely at the data misses some of the broader discussion on women’s empowerment.

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Kuwait’s Ongoing Struggle Against Gender Violence

Grassroots activism demanding an end to gender-based violence in Kuwait has gained national traction and is encouraging more legislative action.

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Filling the Religious Void: Yoga and Self-Awareness in Saudi Arabia

The marginalization of religious figures in Saudi Arabia has prompted a rise of trends focusing on spirituality and meditation to promote self-awareness.

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Labor Reforms in Saudi Arabia: Ambitious Focus on Foreign Workers and Unemployment

New labor reforms are an important first step to improve conditions for foreign workers and could open the door for wider reforms.

Mudhawi’s List: Advocating for Kuwaiti Women in Politics

Kuwaiti women have played a significant role on the political stage in recent years, but they have yet to reach equal representation in the National Assembly. Mudhawi’s List aims to support women to achieve a more promising future in politics.

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