The Cold War

The Cold War

Sample Term Paper

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The Cold War became a reality because the United States and the Soviet Union had fundamentally different visions of the post-war world.  American politicians believed that the nations of the world were interdependent and should offer open markets for American goods and services. In this vision, free and open trade was essential to prevent another Depression. (more…)

Women and Politics in Middle East

Women and Politics in Middle East

Sample Term Paper

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The Middle Eastern culture has historically been associated with the oppression of women, and the plight of Arab/Muslim women has become an issue that is often used in the West for political purposes, and sometimes to discredit and stigmatize the entire culture of the Arabs and the Islamic religion. In reality, the struggle for gender equality takes place all over the region including in Israel, where Rabbi Eliezer Schach and other leading non-Hasidic Ashkenazi rabbis bitterly protested in July 1992 the appointment of a woman (Shulamit Aloni) to the Ministry of Education. According to one press account, Schach and the other rabbis stated that Aloni will “lead the children of Israel into apostasy.” Washington Jewish Week, July 23, 1992, p. 3.In the Arab world, the plight of a woman is bleaker and is fraught with many methodological hazards. (more…)

“Miramar” by Mahfouz

“Miramar” by Mahfouz

Book Report

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Mahfouz’s realistic novels concern with social issues. His fictional characters are mostly from the lower-middle-class stratum of Cairene society. Most of his characters show clear autobiographical marks. In fact, most of his novels bear the names of the era of historical Cairo in which Mahfouz grew up. Many of his plots carry out a search for upward movement in a society highly affected by socioeconomic stratification. However, the quest is seldom successful. A major characteristic of Mahfouz’s works is telling common story in changing, freshly nuanced ways and a way to understand his extensive popularity in the Arab world. In his novels, the general is packaged in the specific details of local color and special national setting. (more…)

OPEC Cartel

OPEC Cartel

Sample Research Paper

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It would not be precisely accurate to lament, “How have the mighty fallen” when examining the current power of OPEC – the cartel that named itself the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. But even as OPEC has become slightly more vigilant and militant over the last few months, it is still less powerful as a cartel then it was in the 1970s. (more…)

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