Posts Tagged ‘Arab National Human Development Reports’

Western Sahara: Some Advice for President Biden – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley October 9, 2020 Dear Mr. President, Western Sahara will not be among the most pressing issues facing your foreign policy team early in your Administration, nor should it. There is some heavy lifting to do on Europe, NATO, Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea. But you know that already. Eventually however, this nettlesome question of Western Sahara will pop up on the White House radar, it always ...

Will Morocco be the next country to normalize relations with Israel? – Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.)

Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.) August 20, 2020 Commentators from major news outlets have commented that Morocco will be among the first Arab countries to normalize relations with Israel and exchange ambassadors following the Israeli-UAE agreement. As the former US Ambassador to Morocco and having closely followed the policies and opinions of King Mohammed VI for the past twenty years I am not so sure that Morocco will be next. ...

Morocco Looks to the Future While Combatting C-19 – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader July 20, 2020 Many countries are facing declining growth rates due to the pandemic and Morocco is no exception. Given lockdowns and flight restrictions implemented worldwide early on, tourism and hospitality, usually the third largest component of GDP, have suffered enormous losses and the sector almost collapsed during the first 90 days of the global response to C-19. In the latest World Bank report, “Morocco Economic Monitor,” ...

Morocco’s Great Patriot and A Close Friend of the United States Passes Away – Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.)

Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.) May 29, 2020 Today, one of Morocco’s greatest patriots, Abderrahmane Youssoufi, passed away in Morocco. As a young man, he fought for Morocco’s independence, then joined the opposition in fighting for a democratic and modern country. His final contribution was as its Prime Minister, ushering in the new Morocco and its historic transition to democracy, under two enlightened and enabling Kings, Hassan II and Mohammed ...

Will the Covid-19 Pandemic Help to Resolve the Sahara Question? – Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.)

Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.) May 28, 2020 It is estimated that the gross world product (GWP) will decline over 6% in 2020 from 2019, reducing growth by trillions of dollars, mainly due to the pandemic. This is going to have a devastating effect on countries with weak economies and low incomes, as well as those wholly dependent on oil revenue, two key categories which define Morocco on the one ...
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