Posts Tagged ‘Jean R. AbiNader’

Western Sahara Referendum: A Question for the Polisario – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley February 13, 2019 Despite a renewed emphasis in the Security Council on the need for the Parties to be “realistic” and willing to “compromise” in order to achieve a “mutually acceptable political solution” to the problem in Western Sahara, the Polisario has remained stubbornly intractable on its core position. In the 20 years I have been following this problem on a daily basis, I have yet to ...

John Dingell: Longest Serving Congressional Member in US History and A Friend of the Arab-American Community Passes Away – Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.)

Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.) February 12, 2018 Former President Bill Clinton once said that presidents come and go, but “John Dingell goes on forever.” John Dingell died on February 7, 2019, with his wife, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, by his side. He was 92 years old. Congressman Dingell was the longest serving member of Congress in the history of the United States, serving since the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower ...

Western Sahara: Realistic – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley January 30, 2019 Ever since Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State and Peter van Walsum submitted his final report to the Security Council as the Secretary General’s Personal Envoy, there has been an added emphasis on the word “realistic” in the search for a solution to the problem in Western Sahara. It was Secretary Clinton who first added the word to the description of Morocco’s autonomy initiative ...

Algeria and Tunisia Face Economic and Political Crises as 2019 Elections Near – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader January 29, 2019 Although very different in their political cultures, economies, and contemporary development, Algeria and Tunisia face similar crises in terms of leadership, reform momentum, and economic malaise. Algeria will have a presidential election in April, and with the announcement that President Bouteflika will seek a fifth term, it seems the outcome is already certain. In Tunisia, which will host both presidential and parliamentary elections by ...

America Shines through the AMIDEAST Lens – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader January 25, 2019 Despite the tumult in Washington, DC and the declining emphasis on the US presence in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), America still maintains strong links to the region through a network of NGOs and service organizations that promote bilateral educational, cultural, and program ties. This story has many chapters and one of the most important is AMIDEAST (American-Mideast Educational and Training Services), founded ...
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