Obstacles to Arab World progress

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  • In this PPT I have analyzed  12 reasons why there is so little s progress in the Arab world. The PPT is in the following order
  1. First a map of the Arab world at its greatest extent
  2. A view of the Arab world as the most culturally and scientific advanced in the world, the most advanced military power in the world !
  3. What Went wrong?
  4. Indicators of Arab decline
  5. Summary of the 12 reasons for the decline
  • Burden of History Arabia then and now
  • Natural environment
  • Water
  • Cultural Stagnation
  • Politicized clergy
  • Politicized Military
  • Stagnated economy
  • The inhibitor of Arabic
  • Educational problem
  • Media
  • Ethnicity
  • Lack of civil society, The idealized strongman
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About Tex

Retired artillery colonel, many years in a number of positions in the Arab world. Graduate of the US Military Academy and the American University of Beirut. MA in Arab studies from the American University in Beirut along with 18 years as Middle East Seminar Director at the JFK Special Warfare Center and School, Served in Vietnam with 1st Inf Division, Assignments in Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt, plus service with Trucial Oman Scouts in the Persian Gulf. Traveled to every Arab country on the map including Iraq, Syria, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
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