Viewpoint with James Zogby: Michael Isikoff, Geneive Abdo, Raed Jarrar

Posted on June 18, 2010 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Air Date: June 18, 2010 On Thursday’s edition of Viewpoint with James Zogby: Michael Isikoff, Investigative reporter for Newsweek; Geneive Abdo, Fellow and Iran analyst at The Century Foundation; Raed Jarrar, Senior Fellow at Peace Action.
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Arab Attitudes One Year after Cairo

Posted on May 24, 2010 in Washington Watch
One year ago, President Barack Obama traveled to Cairo to deliver what was billed as an “Address to the Muslim World”. Obama understood that after eight years...
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Arab Americans at the White House and on the Hill

Posted by on April 23, 2010 in Blog

On Thursday, April 22, the Arab American Institute (AAI), in cooperation with the National Network of Arab American Communities (NNAAC), hosted over 80 Arab American leaders from across the country for an Arab American Leadership Day in Washington DC. The day included a White House Leadership Briefing, followed by a Capitol Hill Meet and Greet Lunch with members of Congress.

AAI worked closely with the White House Office of Public Engagement to organize the briefing with senior Administration officials to discuss issues affecting the Arab American community. Samuel Bagenstos, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at...

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Viewpoint with James Zogby: David Mark, Amb. Nancy Soderberg, Raed Jarrar

Posted on April 09, 2010 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Air Date: April 8, 2010 On Thursday’s edition of Viewpoint with James Zogby: David Mark, senior editor for Politico and politico.com; Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, former Ambassador to the U.N, and current deputy assistant adviser to President Obama for national security affairs; Raed Jarrar, Iraq consultant to the American Friends Service Committee and Senior fellow at Peace Action in Washington, DC.
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State Department: P.J. Crowley on Iraq Elections

Posted on March 26, 2010 in Press Releases

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesman

For Immediate Release March 26, 2010

STATEMENT BY PHILIP J. CROWLEY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Results of the Iraq National Election

Today, Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) issued the provisional results of the Iraqi parliamentary elections held on March 7. We congratulate the Iraqi people, the Iraqi government, candidates and coalitions, and IHEC for carrying out a successful election. In support of the election’s integrity, IHEC has...

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Viewpoint with James Zogby: John Zogby, Brett McGurk, Shireen Hunter

Posted on March 26, 2010 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Air Date: March 25, 2010 On Thursday’s edition of Viewpoint with James Zogby: John Zogby Founder and C.E.O. of Zogby international; Brett McGurk, Former special advisor to President Obama and senior advisor to Ambassador Ryan Crocker and Ambassador Hill in Baghdad; Shireen Hunter, Visiting Fellow at the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University.
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Bush Visits the Messy World He Created

Posted on May 19, 2008 in Washington Watch
President George W. Bush may attempt to sound visionary, talk tough, and criticize opponents as naive, but the Middle East which he visited last week is in shambles, due in no small part to policies he has pursued or failed to pursue during his two terms in office.
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King Abdullah II’s Challenge to Congress

Posted on March 12, 2007 in Washington Watch

By any reasonable measure, King Abdullah II of Jordan’s speech before a joint session of Congress was both smart and courageous. He took advantage of being only the fourth Arab leader given this opportunity and chose to do the unexpected.

Some observers anticipated that he would focus his remarks on Iraq or on an appeal for more U.S. aid to his country now providing refuge to almost one million Iraqis. He did not. Nor were his remarks designed to pander or secure frequent applause. Instead, he focused his speech on a thoughtful and passionate appeal:...

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