Posts Tagged ‘Jean R. AbiNader’

Security in the Sahara Not a Shell Game – Jean R. AbiNader

Threat not Overstated; Remedies Require “Losing Old Paradigms” Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC April 29, 2016 Contradictions are not rare in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region when it comes to politics and diplomacy. This is particularly evident in the continuing efforts to resolve the Western Sahara conflict. While all of the parties voice concern over the lack of a resolution, most, namely the Polisario and Algeria, are unwilling ...

The Best Intentions Do Not Always Make Great Policy – Jean R. AbiNader

To Fix Its Middle East Policy, US Must Support Assets while Confronting Challenges Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC April 22, 2016 If you think the label “silly season” only describes tsunamis whirling around the national elections, you’re missing an important contest among US think tanks to frame policy options for the next administration. What’s interesting about the exercise is that it doesn’t matter who wins, since the same realities, domestic and ...

Progress Requires Empowering Youth, Not Deriding Them – Jean R. AbiNader

Need to rethink assumptions about Arab work ethic Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC April 19, 2016 Jessica Ashooh, deputy director of the Atlantic Council’s Middle Eat Strategy Task Force, took aim at several of the comments about Arab youth made by President Obama in his now famous interview in The Atlantic. While decrying the overall dismal state of the political life in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the president ...

Why is Car Manufacturing Becoming a Key Industry in Morocco? – Jean R. AbiNader

Focus on Market Access and Quality Jobs is Crucial Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC April 12, 2016 With the announcement last week of Renault’s project to develop a more than $ 1 billion investment project in Morocco to build an “eco-system” for its automobile plants in Tangier and Casablanca, the country took another giant step forward in dealing with two key goals: developing a strong industrial manufacturing base and creating quality ...

Morocco on the Offensive against Daesh – Jean R. AbiNader

Seeks to Eliminate Islamic State Threat through Holistic Strategy Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC April 11, 2016 Calls for greater regional cooperation and intelligence-sharing regarding terrorist cells quickly followed the latest attacks and arrests in Belgium and France, once again highlighting the critical role played by Morocco, the leading US and European security partner in North Africa. At a recent press conference, the head of Morocco’s recently formed anti-terrorism unit broadened ...
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