Posts Tagged ‘Atlas Mountains’

The Skill of the Moroccan Monarchy in International Relations with the United States – Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.)

  Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.) September 19, 2019 The continuing progress in US-Moroccan relations, dating from Sultan Mohammed III to King Mohammed VI, serves to underscore the continuity and diplomatic skill of the Moroccan Monarchy in its long history with the United States. It is widely known that Morocco was the first country to recognize the United States of America in 1777, under Moroccan Sultan Mohammed III.  This was ...

Focus on Tunisia: What the Experts are Saying about its Economy – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader September 12, 2019 I recently attended a dinner with young Tunisian political leaders and of course the discussion turned to politics, in Tunisia and the US. The only thing that we could find in common is that, at the time, the US had more presidential candidates (27) from both parties than Tunisia (26) from multiple parties. It was also noteworthy that in Tunisia there is a limited ...

Happy Anniversary, Libya? – Jean R. AbiNader

  Jean R. AbiNader September 5, 2019 Fifty years ago, I was graduating from college, and a little known 27-year old lieutenant in a little known country governed by a little known king staged a coup and bequeathed to the world the Libyan Arab Republic, which morphed into a Jamahiriya – a state of the masses. The lieutenant promoted himself to Colonel and then “Brotherly Leader and Guide of the ...

King Mohammed VI, The Next Twenty Years – Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.)

Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.) July 29, 2019 On July 29th of this year, the twentieth anniversary of the enthronement of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, I published an article focusing on his first twenty years as king, recalling the vision he set forth in his earliest speech, as well as discussing his achievements and continuing challenges, which I said rested mainly in his hands.  I also noted that, in spite of ...

Tension continues in Algeria as Army and demonstrators still at odds; Lack of settlement defers needed economic and political reforms; Morocco fine-tuning its diplomatic muscle – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader August 17, 2019 While demonstrations and regime reactions in Algeria have remained peaceful for the most part, continued tensions are taking a toll on the demonstrators and the army. The protesters have been unable to form a consensus on negotiators and preconditions acceptable to the Army, which is clearly in charge of the country yet unclear as to how to maintain control and come up with acceptable ...
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