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Walid Jawad
Walid Jawad

 Walid Jawad is a former Senior Policy Analyst at U.S. Department of State and a former Washington, DC correspondent. He covered American politics for a number of TV outlets since 1997. Walid holds an undergraduate degree (B.A) in Decision Science and Management Information Systems and a Masters in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. You can follow him @walidaj

Betraying the American people: Congress kissing Israel’s ring

Senator Marco Rubio took to Twitter in defense of his sponsored bill in support of Israel. Rubio and others have the right to support Israel as part of their constitutional right to Freedom of Speech....

Is the new Congress American enough?

The new 116 Congress brought with it numerous firsts: youngest woman, the first Native American, and many other groundbreaking claims by minorities. Many disenfranchised groups now have a...

New Year, new Congress and renewed political disaster for the Middle East

Are you ready for the constant hypnotic humdrum of US politics yet? Now that we are counting down to the last 10 seconds of 2018, we reflect on those trivial and pivotal decisions we’ve made.We...

My wish for 2019: Conflict and more orange peel

Conflicts around the world from the unfathomable against the Rohingya in Myanmar to the Brexit dispute are highlighted in the news and rightly so. But these are a small number of conflicts people...

The curious case of a US government shutdown

Shutting down the government is not an option considered anywhere in the world, except in the US. It is mind-boggling to have the US government decide to shut itself down. Yes, it is a conscious...

The cyber war that is raging in your pocket

It was 1986 when I first connected to the Net. The modem was an old-fashioned phone handset placed on a cradle that spoke in AOL “handshake” tones. The long distance call from...

Personal financial options for anticipated global economic slowdown

Lean in ... the next Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting on December 19 can potentially affect your bank account - and you should take notice. If you are wondering if the Fed decision will affect people...

Trump’s ‘Russiagate’ and the looming Iran war

The Trump presidency has prematurely, yet effectively, entered into its lame-duck phase on the eve of the G-20 summit.Instead of stepping into the spotlight of victory touting his new North American...