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Gigi Hadid covers debut 'Vogue' Arabia in a hijab — receives swift and scathing backlash

To some, it's appropriation.

'Letters to a Young Muslim' answers one of the hardest questions for Muslim American youth

Omar Saif Ghobash gives powerful advice for young Muslim Americans in midst of a battle of their identities.

8 Badass Young Women You Definitely Need to Know in 2015

Hillary's not the only one changing the game for women.

An Egyptian Woman Posed as a Man for 43 Years to Feed Her Family

But is it cause for celebration?
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Jordan Is Planning to "Wipe [the Islamic State Group] From the Face of the Earth"

Jordan has launched an aggressive air strike campaign.
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What Barbie Looks Like in 5 Other Countries

Move over, Barbie. You've got some competition.

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A Jordanian Ambassador's Guide to Understanding Politics in the Middle East

As the region experiences conflict, sectarianism, and institutional attrition, PolicyMic sat down with someone who can offer us valuable insights on observing the situation and its prospects.
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6 Pundits On How to Use PolicyMic Overseas

Want feedback on using PolicyMic to get ahead? Join us on Twitter every Wednesday at noon (#TalkPM) for a community discussion.
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In Post-Revolution Egypt, Sexual Assaults Are On the Rise, Along With Blaming the Victims

Reports indicate an uptick in sexual violence against women in Egypt. Who are the women being attacked and what are the responses of important Egyptian figures?
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Arab Nationalism is Spreading On Two Year Anniversary of the Arab Spring

The Arab Spring has revived Arab nationalism. It is taking hold across North Africa and the Middle East.
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Iran Wages Cyber War Against US Banks and Arab Energy Firms

Iran has retaliated against the U.S. and its Arab allies for the crushing economic sanctions against its economy through cyber attacks.

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Twitter Revolution: How the Arab Spring Was Helped By Social Media

It is important to understand that new platforms of social media didn’t cause Arab Spring but played a role of communication that aids the revolutions in the long run.
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Iraq Arab League Summit hosted by Maliki seeks to paint country as Arab, not dominated by Iran

The view that the Arab League summit represents progress in the daily lives of Iraqis or that it is a sign of progressive pan-Arabism is an entirely misinformed and misled perception.
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To Up Arab Female Political Participation, the Middle East Must Use Quota Systems

Women’s ideas and experiences are invaluable assets to political life, and to producing the change Arab Spring protesters are looking for.
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Will Tunisian Elections Spark Democracy for the Arab World?

Tunisia's elections are only a step towards building a stable democracy, but they once again position Tunisia as the leader for democratic change in the region.
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The Arab League Must Suspend Yemen's Membership

The Arab League must focus on actions, not rhetoric, in order to quell the violent crackdowns by Yemen's Saleh.

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In Response to Condoleezza Rice: Adding Insult to Injury

In her recent PolicyMic post, Condoleezza Rice states that America tries its best at building democracy in the Middle East. Anna Day responds.
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Redefining The Role of Think Tanks In A Changing Middle East

Amid the ongoing revolutions sweeping across the Arab world, the region’s think tanks can play a crucial role in instituting change by advising governments and informing the public.
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The Arab Spring into Entrepreneurship

Joelle Yazbeck, manager of the MIT Enterprise Forum, sheds light on the promise of Arab entrepreneurship and the importance of encouraging young Arabs to embrace a daring and creative mindset.
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Oil Shortage Creates New Problems for Yemen

The Arab world's poorest nation could soon lose its largest source of revenue: its oil
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Local Economic Growth Will Propel Arab Spring Nations

Arab governments lament the loss of foreign investors, but they should see the silver lining: The opportunity for local and regional entrepreneurship to flourish.

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Comrades in Protest

Like in the Arab world, the European masses take to the streets in protest against government corruption, which has ravaged their countries’ economies.
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Life of A Female Middle East Reporter (Part 1)

A "dumb blonde" question goes a long way when trying to defuse a heated room full of Hezbollah fighters.
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Jews, Cry Freedom!

Now is the time for the Jewish community to unite, stand behind the Arab Spring, and call for freedom, in the name of peace, politics, morality, and strategic interests.
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What Mideast Autocrats and Midwest Governors Have in Common

News for the past month has been focused on uprisings in the Arab world and protests in the Midwest. Perhaps the two are not entirely separate stories.