In the NewsSep 15, 2023
Charai in The Hill: We survived Morocco’s earthquake. Its reconstruction is another story
By Atlantic Council
I was in Marrakech, Morocco, walking with my 89-year-old mother, when the earthquake struck Haouz last Friday. After the earth shook, my mother couldn’t stop shaking. I gently carried her out of the family home, which may no longer be the refuge that it once was only seconds earlier.
In the NewsSep 7, 2023
Charai in the National Interest: Africa’s Dual Battle with Progress and Chaos
By Atlantic Council
With a recent wave of coups, the continent’s democratic and prosperous trajectory is at risk. Can the United States help Africa correct this course? After decades of stumbling progress toward democracy, suddenly, in the past few months, eight West African nations have been rocked by coups and civil wars, triggering waves of emigration to the […]
In the NewsJul 20, 2023
Charai in the National Interest: Israel is Not a Racist State
By Ahmed Charai
Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), who chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus, called Israel a “racist state,” touching off a controversy about America’s views toward the world’s only Jewish state. Ahmed Charai is a Moroccan publisher and an Atlantic Council Board Director. He is also an international counselor of the Center for a Strategic and International Studies, […]
Ahmed Charai is an Atlantic Council board member and the chairman and chief executive officer of Global Media Holding, a publishing and broadcasting conglomerate. Charai is also a publisher of the weekly Moroccan newspaper L’Observateur, president of a national broadcast network in Morocco, MED Radio and MEDTV network, and chairman of the board of Al-Ahdath al-Maghrebiya, an Arabic daily newspaper. As an expert on Morocco and North Africa, he is also a Mideast policy advisor in Washington whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, Politico, the Wall Street Journal, the Hill, Foreign Policy, National Interest, the Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, and more.
Charai is also on the board of directors of other think tanks, including the Center for Strategic and International Studies, International Crisis Group, International Center for Journalists, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Center for National Interest, and the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security.
He received his master’s degree in management from the University of Angers in France; a diploma from the Higher School of Business and Management of Toulouse, France; and a master’s degree in constitutional law and political sciences from the University of Rabat, Morocco.