Hassan Masiky, Author at Morocco World News
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Hassan Masiky

Hassan Masiky
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Born in Kenitra, Morocco and based in Washington, Hassan Masiky ([email protected]) is a Blogger and freelance writer. Hassan is a former spokesman for Amnesty International USA and worked as a consultant for USAID funded democracy projects in Mexico, Haiti, Republic of Georgia and the European Parliament. . Mr. Masiky was a host on several television shows discussing human rights and democracy. Hassan holds a BA Honors in Political Science from the University of the District of Columbia.

Why Some Moroccan Press Should Use “Western Sahara”

Why some in the Press Should Use the Term 'Western Sahara'
Washington D.C. - Since I started writing about the Sahara conflict, I used the term “Western Sahara” to refer to the disputed territory in...

Sahrawis of Tindouf to the Polisario: Either Put up or Shut...

Guerguerate: Algeria Encourages Escalation of Polisario Provocations
Washington, DC - Recent articles published in social media sites close to the Polisario capture a growing level of despair and demoralization among a...

Strategy for New Approach to Moroccan Diplomacy in Mexico and Latin...

Moroccan King Mohammed VI. Photographer: Fadel Senna. AFP/Getty Images
Washington D.C. - My work in Mexico and with El Salvador during the 1990s gave me a front-row seat to the inworkings of the...

Only France Can Prevent a Morocco-Algeria War from Erupting

EU Commends Morocco's Unilateral Withdrawal from Guerguarat Zone
Washington DC - While most North Africans and Europeans observers concur that a Morocco-Algeria War is highly unlikely, Moroccan and Algerian troops keep amassing...

Algerian Ineptitude Leads to Resurgence of Al-Qaeda Across the Sahel and...

Washington D.C. - While Europe remains distracted with the upcoming elections in France and Germany, extremist and terrorist groups are regrouping and expanding in...

Western Sahara: An Isolated Algeria Could Spark a War with Morocco

King Mohamed VI of Morocco. Abdelaziz bouteflika of Algeria
Washington DC - While Morocco has made all the right moves to avoid a military clash with the Polisario militia near the Mauritanian borders,...

Moroccan Press, Human Rights NGO’s Should Get Tougher on Spain 

Morocco: The 'Couscous' Diplomacy Doesn’t Work With Spain
Washington D.C - Some Moroccan journalists and officials seem to confuse press opinions with official government positions. Articles published in the Moroccan press critical of...

Maghreb: Trump’s Isolationism will Benefit Morocco

Donald Trump
Washington DC — It is true that regardless of personal views on President Trump and the debate over the amount of influence and say...

Morocco Should Stand Up to the European Union Trade Provocations

Washington D.C. - Morocco’s warning to the European Union over their trade deal is a breath of fresh air in the otherwise stale Moroccan...

Morocco’s King in Juba: Algeria, South Africa Lose South Sudan, Western...

King Mohammed VI, accompanied by the South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit
Washington D.C. - Morocco’s aggressive foreign policy in Africa has been driven not only by the desire to regain admission to the African Union (AU)...

Gdim Izik Trials: Morocco Needs to Revamp Its Public Relations Strategy

Trial of Gdim Izik Defendants Postponed Until December 26
Washington D.C. - The Moroccan government handling of the Gdim Izik trials has been dismal. Human rights group accusations of ill treatments of the...

Facebook ‘Posts’ Mask Worrying Shortcomings of Morocco’s Public Diplomacy

Washington D.C. - It is sad to see a small, little known and extraneous country like Zambia “control” the fate of Morocco’s efforts to...

Algeria Deepens its Isolation by Endorsing Assad and Iran in Syria

Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra
Washington D.C. - Algeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramtane Lamamra  recent statement hailing the Assad’s regime liberation of Aleppo may have just sealed the fate of...

Kenya’s Amina Mohamed Ignores Algeria’s African Migrants Rights Abuses to Get...

Algerian PM Sellal and Kenya's Amina mohamed
Washington D.C. - Neither the outgoing African Union Commission (AU) chief Nkosazana Dhlamini-Zuma of South Africa, nor the leading candidate to replace her Amina Mohamed...

Mauritanian President’s Reckless Maneuvers Take the Maghreb to ‘Brink of War’

Mauritanian President’s Reckless Maneuvers Take the Maghreb to ‘Brink of War’
Washington D.C. - Mauritania’s “positive neutrality” in the Western Sahara conflict has been the arrangement that underpins ties between Rabat and Nouakchott. However, Mauritanian President...

Algerian Press’ Anti-Semitic, Morocco-phobic References are Unacceptable

Algerian Press’ Anti-Semitic, Morocco-phobic References are Unacceptable
Washington D.C. - While anti-Semitism and derogatory comments about Moroccans of the Jewish faith is not a new phenomenon in the Algerian press, daily...

A Fragmented Diplomacy Risks Losing King Mohammed VI’s Gains in Africa

A Fragmented Diplomacy Risks Losing King Mohammed’s Gains in Africa
Washington D.C. - After reading the African press’ glowing reviews of King Mohammed VI’s visit to Nigeria, it is tempting to claim a Moroccan...

Morocco Doesn’t Need Membership in a Dysfunctional African Union

The African Union Commision's logo at its headquarters in Addis Ababa. (AFP)
Washington DC -- Morocco does not need the blessing of the military junta in Algiers or the dictatorship in Harare to feel African. Its history and...