Posts Tagged ‘3G’

UNGA Fifteen Years Ago, and Today – Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.)

Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.) October 10, 2018 The annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York last week calls to mind one held 15 years ago when President George W. Bush became personally involved in the question of the Western Sahara.  Since the US first proposed a compromise political solution in 1999, in which it suggested an internationally accepted form of autonomy for the people ...

Morocco’s Dilemma: How to Achieve Sustained, Inclusive Growth and Overcome Social and Economic Inequality – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader October 9, 2018 Morocco faces a dilemma common to many countries in Africa and the Middle East: given limited resources and large youth population, how does it overcome structural barriers to balanced and equitable economic growth and still achieve political openness? This is a critical problem for Morocco because it is in a democratic process towards greater government power-sharing that should be empowering citizens and local officials. ...

Western Sahara: A December Meeting of the Parties? – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley October 5, 2018 Though “official Rabat” has been silent thus far, news reports from UN headquarters in New York and various Moroccan press sources seem to indicate that Morocco will attend the December “roundtable” meeting in Geneva to discuss how best to move forward on the Western Sahara. Close observers can be excused if they find themselves somewhat confused by the latest developments as reported in the ...

Department of State 2017 Counterterrorism Report Commends Morocco’s Efforts – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader September 27, 2018 In 2017, the number of terrorist-related arrests decreased in Morocco, in large part due to the effectiveness of its counter-terrorism strategy, according to the Department of State’s 2017 Counterterrorism report. “Morocco has a comprehensive counterterrorism strategy that includes vigilant security measures, regional and international cooperation, and counter-radicalization policies.”  While sporadic threats continue, Morocco’s efforts have generally sustained a high level of stability throughout the ...

Finding the Right Education Model for Morocco – Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.)

Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.) September 26, 2018 Much has been written about the Finnish education miracle, so much so that I decided to examine if it makes sense for a country like Morocco.  In doing so, I found that the Finnish model is an amalgamation of the best practices from other countries.  There are other models in East Asia, as well, which together provide a fuller appreciation of the ...
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