Posts Tagged ‘capacity building’

King Urges Parliament to Take Action, Accountability for Country’s Future – Jean R. AbiNader

  * Morocco sovereign stresses joint responsibility with local elected leaders in address to Parliament *   Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC October 18, 2013 Last week, King Mohammed VI of Morocco spoke to the new session of Parliament, remarking on the 50th anniversary of its founding and its role in moving the country forward. As is characteristic of the King’s public addresses, he understands the value of the “bully pulpit” in ...

Defining a nation-state in the 21st century (Part 1) – Jean R. AbiNader

MATIC, by Jean R. AbiNader (Washington, DC, July 10, 2013) — With the growing onslaught of ethnic and minority conflicts in much of the emerging world, it often appears that we are on the edge of shaking out the structure of the Westphalian state system without a clear notion of what is to come. More than a dozen countries in the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, and Latin ...

Consensus & capacity-building: Tipping scales in favor of reform – J. AbiNader

MATIC, by Jean R. AbiNader (Washington, DC, May 8, 2013) — After a year away, I returned to Morocco for 10 days. I am sure that I will find the visit both challenging and satisfying. My central interest is to better understand the tangible governance issues facing the PJD-led government. It continues to struggle with advancing its agenda through parliament and achieving a consensus among its coalition partners on policies ...
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