Posts Tagged ‘Ansar al-Sharia’

Morocco Charts a Robust Post-COVID Recovery Strategy – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader May 14, 2020 Morocco, with strong leadership from King Mohammed VI, is committed to finding opportunities to restructure and redirect its economy to be better prepared for other potential calamities such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The economy is already facing a downturn due to drought which may result in as much as a 42% decline in 2019-2020 cereal production. However, given advances in the agricultural sector over ...

Western Sahara: Time to Stop Waiting, Part IV – Beginning in the Sahara – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley May 5, 2020 I accompanied scores of delegations of Congressional staff, journalists, and prominent think tank members to Western Sahara over the course of 14 years between 2003 and 2017. The purpose of these trips was to let delegation members see for themselves what Morocco was doing to develop the territory and let them speak directly with Sahrawis about their views of what was necessary to resolve ...

Western Sahara: Time to Stop Waiting, Part III – Preparing the Terrain Abroad – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley April 22, 2020 Algeria and the Polisario have had 13 years to accept negotiations on a framework political solution to resolve the Western Sahara problem proposed by Morocco and largely endorsed, at least verbally, as serious and credible by the international community. In my view, that is more than sufficient. Morocco is now well within its rights to move on. Indeed, if it does not, it can ...

The King Leads Morocco’s War on COVID-19 – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader April 15, 2020 There is no understating the impact of the pandemic globally and in Africa, which has yet to feel its full impact. Death rates are rising, countries are adopting increasingly restrictive measure, health systems are straining, and more and more people are displaced in both the formal and informal economies. Having only recently survived the Ebola virus, Africans are once under the threat of increased ...

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 1962 to ...
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