Part of the Solution: How the US can be a positive influence in Syria and Yemen

Posted by Ryan Suto on October 18, 2018 in Blog

Syria and Yemen represent two of the final embers of the Arab Spring which swept across the region this decade. The conflicts in both countries have become, in part, proxy wars which have attracted regional players and international actors alike. For its part, U.S. policy has often exacerbated, and not mitigated, conflict in both countries. However, recent developments in Syria and Yemen provide opportunities for U.S. policy to shift toward supporting real political solutions.

In Syria, peace initiatives to resolve the civil war have been

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World Refugee Day 2018

Posted by Guest on June 20, 2018 in Blog

By Allison Ulven

On June 20, the United Nations recognizes World Refugee Day to raise awareness about the the ongoing crises and ask that people do anything they can to help those in need. As people around the world continue to flee their homes in search of shelter, opportunity, and hope, it is important that we stay informed and show our support.

2017 saw a rapid increase of refugees. By the middle of the year, the number of people under the UNHCR’s...

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Countdown Vol 17 No 21: Occupied Minds

Posted on April 20, 2018 in Countdown

Breaking: The State Department under Donald Trump has stopped using the word “occupation” to describe Israel’s presence in the Palestinian OCCUPIED territories.  We will have much more to say about that soon. 

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Countdown Vol 17 No 18: Days of Judgment

Posted on March 23, 2018 in Countdown

DREAMers Countdown: It’s been 198 days since President Trump moved to end DACA. The courts did step in to block the move, but Congress has yet to provide a permanent fix.

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Official Statement from AAI Executive Director Maya Berry on DHS’s Decision Regarding TPS for Syria

Posted on January 31, 2018 in Press Releases

Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org 

For Immediate Release: January 31, 2018

Official Statement from AAI Executive Director Maya Berry on DHS’s Decision Regarding TPS for Syria:

Today the Department of Homeland Security failed to re-designate Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and instead opted only to renew TPS for those Syrians who are already registered. Arab American Institute Executive Director Maya Berry issued the following statement in response: While we are pleased the Department of Homeland Security saw fit to renew Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrians who have already registered, we are deeply disappointed that the Trump Administration has refused...

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Statement from AAI Executive Director Maya Berry on DHS’s Decision Regarding TPS for Syria

Posted by Arab American Institute on January 31, 2018 in Blog

Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org 

For Immediate Release: January 31, 2018

Official Statement from AAI Executive Director Maya Berry on DHS’s Decision Regarding TPS for Syria:

Today the Department of Homeland Security failed to re-designate Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and instead opted only to renew TPS for those Syrians who are already registered. Arab American Institute Executive Director Maya Berry issued the following statement in response: While we are pleased the Department of Homeland Security saw fit to renew Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrians who have already registered, we are deeply disappointed that the Trump Administration has refused...

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Poll: Public Opinion in a Conflicted Middle East

Posted by Guest on November 30, 2017 in Blog

By: Sarah Seniuk For the 7th year, Zogby Research Services and the Arab American Institute conducted public opinion polling across the Middle East on behalf of the Sir Bani Yas Forum. This week, James Zogby was joined by Yousef Munayyer, Barbara Slavin, Gönül Tol, and Paul Salem to discuss the findings and their implications. Poll questions this year sought to understand the importance of relations with other countries in the region in addition to the US and Russia; the international roles at play in Syria,...

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World Refugee Day 2017: Syria in Crisis

Posted by Rawan Elbaba on June 20, 2017 in Blog

The Global Refugee Crisis

Posted by Guest on June 19, 2017 in Blog

By Annie Riley

On June 20th, 2017, the world observes the United Nations’ 17th annual World Refugee Day. In 2016, the number of refugees and other forcibly displaced people continued to increase due to “Violent conflict and persecution, compounded by rising food insecurity, environmental degradation, poor governance and countless other factors.” By the end of 2016, the majority of the worlds refugees was coming from the Syrian Arab Republic (Syria), Palestine, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Somalia,  Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Myanmar, Eritrea, Burundi, and Colombia, respectively.

Numerous conflicts across...

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