Can the Rise of Virtual Worlds Promote Social Reform in the Middle East?

Virtual worlds have proven applications in fields as diverse as business marketing, classroom education, and political campaigning. But what if Western governments rolled out the virtual welcome mat as a means of engaging Islamic governments and citizens in the Middle East?

Pixels and Policy looks at some emerging research and a bit of industry prognostication to see whether online games could revolutionize one of the world's hardest-to-reach populations.

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