Applications for the 2020 Helen Abbott Community Service Awards are now live! Eligible high school and college students are encouraged to apply for the Arab American Institute Foundation's scholarship, which is awarded annually to students who demonstrate commitment to community service and pride in their Arab heritage. Click here to...
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Washington Watch: America's Decline Continues
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
Despite its claims of making America more respected and feared in the world, the Trump Administration’s behaviors have only contributed to accelerating the decline in America’s leadership. President Trump’s demonstrated disdain for international agreements and law, his erratic behavior, and his reckless tweets, have left world leaders and their publics alternating between being confounded and frightened. One result has been that some allies and opponents have sought leadership and more predictable partnerships elsewhere. Continue reading...
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