Posts Tagged ‘2014 Global Entrepreneurship Summit’

The American Schools of Morocco Continue to Grow and Prosper – Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.)

Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.) March 26, 2020 This month I stepped down as Co-Chairman of the American Schools of Marrakech (ASM) and Tangier (AST), after having co-chaired for the past 10 years with my colleague Larry Kardon during a time of significant change and progress. We took over the reins from the well-known American icon, Joe McPhillips, following his death in 2007. Joe came to Tangier in 1952 to ...

Western Sahara: Time to Stop Waiting, Part II – Testing Moroccan Resolve – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley March 30, 2020 Two weeks ago I promised readers that in this second installment on Western Sahara I would lay out the basic outline and next steps of what I think needs to be done now to break the logjam on this issue and move towards a solution. I suggested that what is necessary is action to fundamentally challenge the circumstances on the ground in a manner ...

Pandemic Compounds Challenges to Tunisian Democracy – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader March 27, 2020 Although it is the birthplace of the Arab Spring and has been called the only country to create a democracy as a result of that disruption, Tunisia still faces very tough challenges in implementing economic and political reforms that will put the country on a sustainable strategy for national development. After nine years, the country still lacks a cohesive political leadership, an economy that ...

Western Sahara: Time to Stop Waiting – Introduction – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley March 17, 2020 It has been nearly a year now since the surprise resignation of Hans Kohler as the United Nations Personal Envoy for Western Sahara. At the time of his resignation, there was the hope that the Secretary General would quickly find a replacement to avoid losing the much touted “momentum” that he had begun by convening two meetings of all the Parties.  These were the ...

Going On in Morocco: Better Late than Never Urban Revitalization, Political Parties Start Maneuvering, and Banks Come Under Pressure for Unequal Treatment of Customers – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader March 17, 2020 After the displeasure of the people of northern Morocco was clear in the Hirak demonstrations, King Mohammed VI sacked a number of officials and directed the government to move ahead with long promised development projects in the region. Recently, a number of partnership agreements were signed between the central government authorities and local governments to renovate and develop the cities of Tangier, Chefchaouen, Ouazzane, ...
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