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

Fighting extremism: Dignity is the answer

Six years into the Obama presidency, his administration continues to struggle with responding appropriately to world events...

Anything to fit in: The struggles of an Arab American

Americans are not racist; at least they like to think they are not...

Why did a Washington cathedral offer Islamic Friday prayers?

The peace was interrupted by a woman who entered the church and walked up to the Muslim congregation yelling...

Losing our Arabism at Washington’s Arab Festival

I must respect the persistence on Palestinians to remind us and the world of their plight. Unfortunately it is not resonating...

Mideast peace deal… and they lived unhappily ever after

The internal discussion within the U.S. Department of State, for many years, has been one of “Return On Diplomacy Invested”...

The three-ring circus of American politics

The circus that was the partial government shutdown and debt ceiling debate in the U.S. Congress was hard to watch. The ring master, John Boehner the Republican speaker of the House, commanded the......

Is America turning into a failed state?

The United States might not make the 2014 list of Failed States, but it might as well try if Congress and the president don’t stop playing a game of chicken with the country’s future. The......

Dignity for Iran equals an Iran free of nuclear weapons

"Either you let me play or I will spoil your game!" This is the sound of an unhappy child that no one wants to play with but who just won’t take “no” for an answer; a sound......