Posted on August 27, 2014 in Countdown
Posted on August 22, 2014 in Countdown
Posted by Newsmax on August 22, 2014 in News Clips
America's allies in the Gulf — Jordan, Egypt and the government of North Africa – must confront the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in a "cooperative, regional fashion" if the terror group is to be effectively dismantled, according to James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute, appearing Friday onNewsmax TV's "America's Forum." Calling it an "important challenge" for the Middle East, Zogby said the U.S. should provide "tactical assistance" but that the meat of the mission should lie with those in the region. "America can help, but needs partners on the ground to do the...Read more Original Article
Posted by on August 18, 2014 in Blog
By Jad Ireifej Summer Intern, 2014
In a recent interview with the Atlantic’s Jeffery Goldberg, Hillary Clinton made it clear that if she was president, American foreign policy would look different.
Though she complimented President Obama on his intellect and abilities to follow complex and multifaceted situations, the former Secretary of State felt that the policy mantra of “don’t do stupid stuff” weakened America’s global position and has contributed to the continued violence we have seen across the Middle East this summer.
Clinton made it clear that she and the president did not...Read more
Posted on August 18, 2014 in Washington Watch
Posted on August 13, 2014 in Countdown
Posted by on August 12, 2014 in Blog
Last week, together with the Coalition of Palestinian American Organizations and several other community organizations, AAI convened an emergency summit that brought together 60 leaders from 13 states.
The summit was a direct response to the ongoing humanitarian and political crises across the Middle East. As these crises continue to deepen, AAI acted swiftly to open an direct line of engagement with the policymakers to challenge the prevailing policy and narratives about the Middle East that reflect willful ignorance and an unwillingness to act--even when it is counter to our own national security interest. AAI's reasons for quickly convening this...Read more
Posted by on August 11, 2014 in Blog
Posted by C-SPAN on August 07, 2014 in News Clips
James Zogby talked about the latest developments in the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. Among other topics he discussed what he believes would be necessary for a long-term ceasefire and solution, policing of the Gaza Strip, and the behavior of both Hamas and Israel.
C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.Read more Original Article
Posted by on August 05, 2014 in Blog
By Myles Teasley Summer Intern, 2014
Estimated Foreign Fighters in Syria/Iraq by Country:
Libya: 600 - 2500+
Egypt: 350 – 1000+
W. Sahara: 100+
Over the next few years, as many as 12000 experienced, potentially radicalized, fighters will be returning to their home countries. Many of these countries, particularly those in Arab North Africa, also known as the Maghreb, lie on crucial trade and trafficking routes to Europe and the West. With over a third originating from this region, these fighters could bring back with...Read more