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Rana Sweis

Nima Habashneh: A Woman Who Fought for Equal Rights in Jordan

Rana F. Sweis | Posted 04.12.2015 | Impact
Rana F. Sweis

"It's easier to fight cancer than to fight an archaic mindset." Those were Nima Habashneh's last words on camera before she passed away this week. The 55-year-old Jordanian spent her last decade fighting for the rights of Jordanian women to pass on their citizenship to their spouses and children.

Women After the Arab Spring

Rana F. Sweis | Posted 05.16.2012 | World
Rana F. Sweis

Women were also involved in protests in Egypt, Yemen and Tunisia. But their efforts and momentum have yet to be transferred into leadership roles that are directing the future of countries.

Investigating Truth in Midst of Arab Spring

Rana F. Sweis | Posted 02.14.2012 | World
Rana F. Sweis

Contrary to the saying that truth is the first casualty of war, the Arab Spring has overwhelmingly broken a barrier of fear that has presided over the Middle East for decades.

Searching for Arab Democrats

Rana F. Sweis | Posted 10.11.2011 | World
Rana F. Sweis

As I watch the Arab Spring, I recognize the road ahead will be long and difficult. While many Arabs are calling for democracy, the region continues to...

The View From Jordan

Rana F. Sweis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rana F. Sweis

Jordanians living outside of Amman return to their homes feeling discouraged. They understand what they don't have. They continue to believe that where they are born defines who they are.

American Military Interventions In Post 9/11 World

Rana F. Sweis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rana F. Sweis

A year after the September 11, 2001 attacks on Washington and New York, former President Bush's national security strategy was clear: US interests tri...