Washington Watch: The US-Arab Relationship in the "Age of Trump"

Posted on February 11, 2017 in Washington Watch

by James J. Zogby As U.S. President Donald Trump and Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei trade barbs, a nervous Arab World is caught in the middle.   Earlier this week Iran's Supreme Leader made headlines thanking President Trump for "revealing the true face of America." While much of Ayatollah Khamenei's criticism was directed at the Administration's hardline policy and threat to "put Iran on notice," he zeroed in on the disastrous White House Executive Order and its impact on refugees and immigrants and visitors from seven majority Muslim countries. At one point, in his remarks Khamenei, speaking...

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AAI Fact Sheet: Trump's 'Muslim Ban' Executive Order

Posted by Nadia N. Aziz on February 01, 2017 in Blog

Get the facts about the Executive Order issued on Jan. 27th by President Trump, titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.”  This Order is a “Muslim Ban” in practice. This fact sheet explains the authority President Trump has to issue executive actions, what the Order entails, and how it can be challenged.

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AAI's Questions for Gov. Nikki Haley at Senate Confirmation Hearing

Posted by Arab American Institute on January 17, 2017 in Blog

  Nikki Haley will will appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, January 18th at 10:00am. Watch online here

Nikki Haley has served as the Governor of South Carolina since 2011. Haley is the first female Governor of South Carolina and is the youngest current governor in the United States. She is the second Indian-American, after Bobby Jindal, to serve as a U.S. governor. Before she was elected Governor, Nikki Haley served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2005-2011. Haley was a successful businesswoman,...

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AAI's Questions for General James Mattis at Senate Confirmation Hearing

Posted by Arab American Institute on January 09, 2017 in Blog

General James Mattis will will appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday, January 12th at 9:30am. Watch online here James Mattis is a retired United States Marine Corps General who served as Commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command and concurrently as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO (2007 to 2010), Marine Expeditionary Force (2006-2007), Marine Corps Combat Development Command (2005-2006), and most famously the 1st Marine Division, that led Marine forces into Iraq (2002-2004). Upon retiring, he served as a consultant, board member, and...

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AAI's Questions for Rex Tillerson at Senate Confirmation Hearing

Posted by Kristin McCarthy on January 09, 2017 in Blog

Rex Tillerson will will appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, January 11th at 9:00am. Watch online here Rex Tillerson has served 10 years as the CEO of ExxonMobil, the world's largest publicly traded international oil and gas company. During Tillerson’s tenure at Exxon he oversaw global operations and negotiated business deals with foreign governments and major international conglomerates.  The Secretary of State serves as the President's chief foreign affairs adviser and is responsible for strategically developing diplomatic...

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How to Help Syrians Fleeing War

Posted by Jennifer Salan on December 14, 2016 in Blog

You can make a difference for Syrians who desperately need help. Below we’ve listed groups doing life-changing work on the ground for your consideration.                                                                      photo courtesy yeowatzup The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) “Over 4 million people have fled Syria since 2011, seeking safety in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and beyond....

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Countdown Vol. 15 No. 4: Color Me Shocked

Posted on October 06, 2016 in Countdown
This week on Countdown: The VP debate's unexpected outcomes, an unconvincing end to an FBI program, Congress regrets JASTA already, the two state solution takes a new beating, and CIA torture finds new tactics and new lows.
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Genocide Designation Applied to Crimes in Iraq and Syria

Posted by Jacob Saliba on April 05, 2016 in Blog

The Arabic speaking world used to be home to one of the globe’s most diverse regions. A patchwork of religious, cultural and tribal affiliations, it was a center of coexistence. Today, ISIL threatens all of that including the future of minorities in the Middle East. As a response, U.S.organizations are doing all they can to prevent this disturbing trend.  On March 14, the House passed a resolution declaring that ISIL atrocities against Yazidis, Christians and other minorities in “Iraq and Syria include war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide”. Going a step further Secretary of State  John Kerry made it clear...

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Countdown Vol. 14, No. 8: The Good, the Bad, and the Ridiculous

Posted on March 10, 2016 in Countdown
Countdown is AAI's weekly take on news from Washington, around the country, and abroad.
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Op-Ed by ALC Delegate Sam Hindi: "An eye-opening study trip"

Posted by Arab American Institute on February 26, 2016 in Blog

by Sam Hindi                                                                                                                          [This story originally appeared in The Daily Journal]

Fourteen days, three countries, eight elected Arab-American public servants, 25 meetings with broad and diverse spectrum of ambassadors,...

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