Posts Tagged ‘Art Museum’

Conflict over the Western Sahara – Anything New or the Same Old, Same Old? – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader November 24, 2020 Morocco, the Polisario, and its patron Algeria are sounding war drums over the Sahara. Is this recent skirmish a threat to regional stability or more posturing? On October 21, groups of Polisario supporters blocked the highway at Guerguerat, in the extreme southwest of the Western Sahara. This is in the buffer zone between territory controlled by Morocco and the land claimed by the Polisario, ...

Tribute to the Legendary Moroccan Political Figure Mahjoubi Aherdan – Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.)

  Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.) November 24, 2020 One of the most legendary political figures in Morocco, Mahjoubi Aherdan, has passed away at age 100. Aherdan, who was mostly called by his last name, was the co-founder of the Mouvement Populaire (MP) political party and was one of the staunchest supporters of a free and independent Morocco. Aherdan served in many notable government positions during his lifetime. He served as ...

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 ...
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