In the year preceding the Covid-19 pandemic, Algeria witnessed widespread dissent in what became known as the Hirak protest movement after former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced his campaign for a fifth term in office.
For Women’s History Month, MEPC is highlighting the outstanding contributions of women on our staff and in the diplomatic world. Ambassador Wafa Bughaighis became the first woman ambassador of Libya to the United States in November 2017.
Final election results have again revealed Israel’s deeply polarized electorate. Last week, Israelis went to the polls for the fourth time in two years, perhaps to bring to an end the current political stalemate.
News of the failure of the latest talks between President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, which took place on March 22, risks pushing Lebanon further into political and economic chaos.
For Women’s History Month, MEPC is highlighting the outstanding contributions of women on our staff and in the diplomatic world. Dr. Janet Breslin-Smith currently serves on MEPC’s board and led a distinguished career including 17-years working as Legislative Director for Sen.
The creation of a national-unity government in Libya has been welcomed as an important achievement for the Libyan people, as well as for the international community.
Ten years after the revolution, the situation in Syria remains precarious.
For Women’s History Month, MEPC is highlighting the outstanding contributions of women on our staff and in the diplomatic world. Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley serves as MEPC Vice-Chair and led a distinguished diplomatic career with the US Department of State. Amb.
The visit to Iraq by the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis I, has drawn the attention of regional observers, for both its audacity and its significance.
After a little more than a month in office, US President Joe Biden ordered a retaliatory strike against Iranian-backed militias based in Syria. The air strikes were a response to alleged attacks by Kataib Hizbullah and Kataib Sayed Al-Shuhada on US targets in Iraq.