Posts Tagged ‘press release’

Western Sahara: Time to Stop Waiting, Part III – Preparing the Terrain Abroad – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley April 22, 2020 Algeria and the Polisario have had 13 years to accept negotiations on a framework political solution to resolve the Western Sahara problem proposed by Morocco and largely endorsed, at least verbally, as serious and credible by the international community. In my view, that is more than sufficient. Morocco is now well within its rights to move on. Indeed, if it does not, it can ...

The King Leads Morocco’s War on COVID-19 – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader April 15, 2020 There is no understating the impact of the pandemic globally and in Africa, which has yet to feel its full impact. Death rates are rising, countries are adopting increasingly restrictive measure, health systems are straining, and more and more people are displaced in both the formal and informal economies. Having only recently survived the Ebola virus, Africans are once under the threat of increased ...

The American Schools of Morocco Continue to Grow and Prosper – Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.)

Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.) March 26, 2020 This month I stepped down as Co-Chairman of the American Schools of Marrakech (ASM) and Tangier (AST), after having co-chaired for the past 10 years with my colleague Larry Kardon during a time of significant change and progress. We took over the reins from the well-known American icon, Joe McPhillips, following his death in 2007. Joe came to Tangier in 1962 to ...

Western Sahara: Time to Stop Waiting, Part II – Testing Moroccan Resolve – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley March 30, 2020 Two weeks ago I promised readers that in this second installment on Western Sahara I would lay out the basic outline and next steps of what I think needs to be done now to break the logjam on this issue and move towards a solution. I suggested that what is necessary is action to fundamentally challenge the circumstances on the ground in a manner ...

Pandemic Compounds Challenges to Tunisian Democracy – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader March 27, 2020 Although it is the birthplace of the Arab Spring and has been called the only country to create a democracy as a result of that disruption, Tunisia still faces very tough challenges in implementing economic and political reforms that will put the country on a sustainable strategy for national development. After nine years, the country still lacks a cohesive political leadership, an economy that ...
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