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Although Arab leaders often blame the West, a new report finds Arabs themselves responsible for deficiencies in political freedom, women-s rights and education. Two weeks ago, the United Nations issued its Arab Human Development Report. Despite being written by sociologists, economists and experts on culture from 22 Arab countries, the finds have been criticized by some who say that the UN is a tool of the West and that Arab problems are the legacy of colonialism. We hear more about the development gap between Arab nations and the rest of the world from one of the report-s authors and get responses from Arab and British journalists, and the Director of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth.
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