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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

Beyond the pageantry of the UN general assembly

In September of every year, the Oscars of International Relations is held at the UN Headquarter in New York. The whos-who of global leaders wants to see and be seen by other heads of state. All...

Pope, Russia and the US: A bipolar world order déjà vu

Pope Francis’ current pilgrimage to the Baltics states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia is a politically telling one. The three nations have been sounding the alarm of a sinister Russian plot to...

Channeling Muhammad Ali Clay, Kaepernick saga and Nike’s gamble

The line between sports and politics has always been tenuous during politically charged times.These are such charged days in the US. The latest Nike advertisement featuring the most controversial...

The Arab wave in US Congress

Can the swell of Arab-American candidates create a wave in this 2018 election cycle? At least 75 Arabs are running for public office in local and national races this November according to the...

John McCain: The last American statesman

The death of John Sidney McCain this past Saturday signaled the end of an error in America’s history. McCain who died at 81 years of age embodies the American ethos in ways that harken back to...

Apple’s $1 trillion valuation: The creation of a Syrian mind

The record-breaking trillion-dollar value Apple Inc. reached on August 2 was a historical benchmark making it the first company to be valued at $1 trillion. A claim that will always be credited to...

‘Arabhood’: A political story in ‘American’ English

Currying favors with the American president is not the most effective way for leaders of other countries to advance their national interest. Although a personal connection with him can be helpful,...

Why Trump impeachment is a really tall order

Any calls for impeaching Trumps are hollow, and any subsequent arguments to the contrary are mute. Impeaching Trump in the current political environment despite any of his actions and statements is...