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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 ...

Reimaging its Economic Model – Can Morocco Shift to Better Outcomes? – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader May 26, 2020 The impact of COVID-19 has yet to play out in the global economy as supply chains shift, priorities on domestic industries emerge, food security becomes a dominate concern, and the recognition that recovery must focus on more and better jobs in the short and medium term for the local population. In a country like Morocco, this entails more than sustaining the current economy and ...
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