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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.

General Gaid Salah’s Silent Coup D’état in Algeria

Washington, DC — The recent ”inexplicable” rash of firings of scores of high-ranking military officials in the Algerian armed forces is nothing short of...

Western Sahara: John Bolton is not pro-Algeria, He is anti-MINURSO

Washington, DC - So much has been written about John Bolton’s “pro-Algeria” positions in the Western Sahara conflict, but the facts show that President...

Morocco: Let the Government Govern

Rabat - King Mohammed VI latest throne speech continues to make waves on Moroccan social media. The reaction to the much-anticipated address was a chance...

Morocco World Cup Bid: President Trump, Western Sahara and Fake News

Washington D.C - A news story about an alleged discussion between President Trump and a Moroccan diplomat regarding Morocco’s World Cup bid and the Western...

Boycott Campaign: Moroccans Fed up with Current Political and Business Leadership

Washington DC - With the start of the holy month of Ramadan, the unprecedented popular campaign in Morocco to boycott three consumer products starts...

Crimea- Western Sahara: Russian Hypocrisy and Moroccan Apathy

Washington D.C -  Morocco cannot afford a diplomatic confrontation with the U.N. veto yielding Russia. Nonetheless, the two nations should be able to talk frankly...

Morocco-Iran: Algeria Becomes Hezbollah’s Backdoor to North Africa

Washington D.C. - As more information becomes available, Morocco’s decision to sever ties with Iran starts to make sense. According to the well-connected French journalist...

Morocco’s Decision to Cut Ties with Iran is a Smart Geopolitical...

Washington D.C - Morocco’s rough gallop during last month’s United Nations Security Council deliberations on the Western Sahara proved the final straw. The reluctance...

Washington: Despite the Buzz, Moroccan-Americans Remain Unengaged

Washington D.C. - Despite all the photos, videos and Facebook posts, the Moroccan community in the United State remains divided, unengaged and underused by...

Western Sahara: Has Algeria Betrayed the Sahrawis Again?

Washington DC - There is a strong feeling among Sahrawi refugees, Polisario’ s military and civilian officials, and  pro-independence groups that Algerians started growing restless...

Morocco-EU: Rabat Needs New Diplomatic Approach in Brussels

Washington, DC - Rabat’s persistence on using traditional diplomatic avenues to address a judicial conundrum led to its recent stumble in Brussels. The European...

African Union: Morocco Advances While Algeria Retreats

Washington DC - The election of Morocco to head the very powerful Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) is a...

Washington: Morocco Missing an Opportunity in the Trump Administration

Washington D.C. - It looks as if Morocco cannot find its bearing in today’s Washington. While the stories about the Kingdom’s gifts to the...

Can Nasser Bourita Remake the Moroccan Diplomacy?

Washington D.C.- After years of absence from the halls of the African Union (AU), Morocco has moved from the periphery to the center of...

Spain: the World is watching Human Rights Watch in Catalonia

Washington, DC - As Kartik Raj, Human Rights Watch Europe researcher, concludes his “work week in Catalonia looking into allegations of excessive use of force...

EU-Africa Summit: Algeria should fret about Hyperinflation and not Morocco

Washington DC - As Algeria enters a period of economic uncertainty, its diplomacy and foreign relations remain focused on countering Morocco and promoting the...

Catalan Independence: Rabat’s Diplomatic Apathy is Damaging Morocco’s Long Term Interests

Washington DC -  Morocco needs an intense diplomatic campaign to draw  international attention  to the United Nations and European Union’s double standers in tolerating ...

Expulsion of Moroccan Prince Moulay Hicham is a Blow to the...

Washington D.C. - The Tunisian authority’s decision to expel Moroccan prince Moulay Hicham, King Mohammed VI’s cousin, has drawn widespread condemnation and cast doubts...

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