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The Unbearable Burden: Sudan’s Crippling Economic Crisis and the absence of Plan B

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The Unbearable Burden: Sudan’s Crippling Economic Crisis and the absence of Plan B

The Unbearable Burden: Sudan’s Crippling Economic Crisis and the absence of Plan B By Magdi A. Mofadal It is known that the Transitional Government of Sudan inherited a lot of challenges from the deposed regime; chief among them is the crippling economic crisis. This crisis was the driving force behind the popular protests that culminated…

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Tunisian delegation visits US hosted by AAI

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Tunisian delegation visits US hosted by AAI

Tunisian delegation visits US hosted by AAI TUNISIAN DELEGATION VISITS THE UNITED STATES AS PART OF THE INAUGURAL COHORT OF THE U.S.-MENA EXPERIENTIAL PARTNERSHIP The Arab American Institute Foundation (AAIF) welcomed the inaugural cohort of the U.S. – MENA Experiential Partnership in Washington, D.C. in September. The Partnership is a pioneering initiative spearheaded by the…

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The United States and the Democratic Transition in Sudan

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The United States and the Democratic Transition in Sudan

The United States and the Democratic Transition in Sudan By Magdi Mofadal On August 21st, 2019 the Sovereign Council (SC), which acts as the Head of State in Sudan, was stablished after the swearing in of its President and Members. The prime minister took oath of office on the same day. He immediately started consultations…

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Interim Political Declaration opens door to Sudanese Democracy

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Interim Political Declaration opens door to Sudanese Democracy

Interim Political Declaration opens door to Sudanese Democracy The Government of Sudan announced a new agreement that many hope will bring peace and democracy to the country. Here is the release: The signing of the Political Declaration and the Constitutional Document of the Interim Period on August 17th, 2019, opened a new chapter in the…

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Sudan’s Defining Moment: the Uneasy Transition to Democracy

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Sudan’s Defining Moment: the Uneasy Transition to Democracy

Sudan’s Defining Moment: the Uneasy Transition to Democracy Guest Op-Ed on the aftermath of Mar al-Bashir’s forced rem,oval from office and the negotiations to form a new government and establish Democracy. By Magdi A. Mofadal The Sudanese people, who pioneered in the Arab world in October 1964 with their first-ever “Arab Spring”, surprised the world…

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Algeria: “I Can See Clearly Now”

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Algeria: “I Can See Clearly Now”

Algeria: “I Can See Clearly Now” “All politics is local,” former U.S. House Speaker Tip O’Neill said, yet in Arab countries all politics is considered global. By Abdennour Toumi  The political tempest that erupted in Algeria last winter is resonating powerfully in the ears of the masses. Algerians are still marching and celebrating both the…

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