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Report Urges Arab Governments to Share Power

A United Nations-sponsored report on the Arab world called for greater political freedom, warning that the region could face “chaotic upheavals” if Arab governments refuse to curtail corruption and yield some of their absolute power. The third Arab Human Development Report embraced many themes espoused by President Bush in promoting democracy in the Middle East. The report, which was written by 39 Arab scholars and intellectuals, provided scarce credit to the United States for furthering democratic change through the overthrow of Iraq’s Saddam Hussein.Full Story

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