Which one of the USA Canditates’ win will be for the interest of the Middle East  ?

Nick Rahall to “Aljoumhouria” : Clinton’s win will be for the interest of Lebanon and the region 
Mey Alsayegh 

Introduction: 
Former Congressman Nick Rahal comes back to Beirut this year to be rewarded and honoured again in the home of his grandparents ,that he loved and defended fiercely during 38 years of his service at Congress.
The Political veteran at the Democratic Party seems glad of the American actual support to Lebanese Armed Forces in fighting Terrorism, pointing out that if former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will win, that would be for “the interest of Lebanon and the region”, unlike the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who changes his opinions overnight.4

Key Messages: 
Rahall who worked hard to lift the ban on Americans travelling to Lebanon in the nineties was pleased with the assistance of his country’s government to Lebanese Armed Forces and called on Lebanese leaders to elect a president and not to wait the external players.
Lebanese are strong individuals and through the determination of their leaders in parliament, can say to the outside we have to try on our own, and we’ll see if we can work together.
Inshallah , the Lebanese will not fight again with each other, there are united between in ISIS and its affiliates and the Lebanese Armed Forces, led by General Jean Kahwaji is doing a tremendous job to protect the sovereignty of Lebanon and its unity.

Hillary Clinton is a well-known figure, and her positions we agreed with them or not, are clear in the region, and she will provide guidance to the State Department, and have experience and know the players in the region, and that would be in the interest of Lebanon and the region.

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American Sanctions 
Rahall seems optimistic of the efforts of the Central Bank governor Riad Salameh to soften the repercussions of the US banking sanctions on Lebanon, targeting Hezbollah and helping Lebanon in avoiding the unintended consequences American sanctions on Lebanese people.
LARP has a civil mission and it is doing an excellent job in advocating the support of Lebanese Armed Forces to fight terrorism.
We can’t defeat ISIS only by bombing because it is an ideology that may be created in another flavor in the future.
A political solution in Syria is required, and that the air raids and drone attacks would go in parallel with enhancing intelligence information to ensure the effectiveness of the raids.
In the mean time, Rahall ruled out the possibility of President Barack Obama’s administration to make a breakthrough in the Syrian crisis ahead of his departure. There are key decisions that Obama would leave on the table behind him. He came to the White House to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, he does not want to leave and be responsible of starting a third war.
Washington can not pull itself from the region, and turn its back to the Middle East and leave things to Israel.

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Clinton administration may not send boots on Syrian ground, but her policy would be “more aggressive, and she will increase support to the Syrian rebels”.
We can not hit the bad guys and expect that peace prevails in the region and people will love the Americans,Not following the situation in Iraq, led to tragedy, we we need a follow-up strategy not just with the leaders and in some cases even with the people.
US Presidential Elections
Americans support a candidate because of their hate for his rival, and they are angry of the corrupted regime. American people are angry, and does not like those who make more money at the expense of others, and there is a fear among the middle class, to lose their jobs due to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the like.
All Muslims, Christians,and black leaders should meet to discuss the problems of our community and to report any suspicion and share information, to protect our society against terrorism.
In Syria , we should include Russia, but so far we have to verify what it promises, because its had its own interests there.
And the question is , if there will be a Russian-American agreement on Syria, will it be sustainable and how can we know that the Russians are not not playing down the war to extract more?
In Turkey,there was no American conspiracy to topple Erdogan, and Turkey is pivotal in the war on terrorism.
Peace Process
The 5+1 Model that led to an agreement on Iranian Nuclear deal is worth the try to apply on Peace peace process between Israelis and Palestinians.
Obama appointed a special envoy, George Mitchell, to resume the peace process and Congress used to blame Obama for criticising Israel.

The link In Arabic :

http://www.aljoumhouria.com/news/index/317924


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Author

Mey Al Sayegh

Mey AL Sayegh
Senior Correspondent and International news editor@ ALjoumhouria newspaper

I work as a senior international news editor and correspondent at Aljoumhouria newspaper (Lebanese Arabic daily). In my articles, I focus on international conflicts and development, diplomatic issues and conduct interviews with foreign ambassadors to Lebanon and senior officials.
At the technical level, I am qualified to use computer and research engines properly and I am active on social media as well.
My native language is Arabic and most of my articles are written in this language. I also write articles and analysis in English language for SFPA, SAC- Slovakia think- tank.
I believe that the expert in anything was once a beginner, that what I learned from my experience as a journalist since 2007.I realized that being passionate of my work and the high sense of responsibility are the key points in my success. I walked my way bearing in my mind that my articles (English &Arabic) should not be boring or written in a press release form; they should reflect a human sense.
In parallel, I developed a wide network of public relations and been very active in advocating voluntary for the causes I believe in, even though it was not part of my daily tasks at Aljoumhouria newspaper and Tatwir Center for Studies.
As a result, I have been invited to a large number of countries to cover different topics, ranging from international politics (Geneva 2 on Syria) to development issues, and appointed as a member of Media network for Blue peace in the Middle East.

A list of most important certificates i have got from United States Department of State(International visitor Leadership Program June 16- July 4 2014)
Media for development program (2012-2013)
Reporting the EU training (2013-2014)

Experience
Senior Correspondent
Aljoumhouria newspaper
January 2014 – Present (2 years 3 months)missions abroad
The Geneva II Conference on Syria coverage- for ALjoumhouruia newspaper (January - February 2014 )
The Reform process in Jordan coverage - exclusive invitation from His Royal Highness prince Alhassan Bin Talal.(February 2014)
1 honor or award
Senior international and diplomatic news editor
Aljoumhouria newspaper
January 2011 – Present (5 years 3 months)zalka
January 2011 to date
Head of International news department/ Aljoumhouria newspaper ( http://www.aljoumhouria.com/)
Responsibilities:
- News reporting, Feature writing, Investigative reporting,
Editing, Research and Fact- checking, Conducting interviews
- Covering international and regional conferences

April 25 - May 10 2012
-Conducted Training for editors @ Aljoumhouria website

December 2013 to date
Freelancer -Conducting researches and interviews / Tatwir Center for Studies – Beirut- Lebanon
http://tatwir.net/ ( Arabic – English)

June 2012 till June 2013
Freelancer writer at Slovakian media (Blizkyychod Media)
(articles covering middle east issues written in English(

June 2013 to date
Freelancer writer at think- tank SFPA, SAC- Slovakia (English language)

May 2007 –September 2009:
International news editor - Al-akhbar newspaper – Verdun
Lebanon (http://www.al-akhbar.com/)

Certificates:
- International visitor leadership program on Investigative Journalism /United States of State of Department(July 4 2014)

- Media neighborhood training – BBC /Reporting the European Union (May 2014)

- Multimedia and social network /Agence France-Press AFP, Canal France International (CFI), UNDP , Montpellier ,France(October 2013)

Membership:
Member at Lebanese Editors Syndicate
- Investigative Reporters and Editors - IRE
( June 9, 2014 – June 2015)
- Blue peace Media Network

Workshops and conferences:
April 2011-till 2013
- Media for Development workshop /UNDP /AFP (Training sessions/ field visits / Sarajevo conference on civil war)

March 2013 to present:
- Blue peace conferences - Istanbul, Jordan, Geneva.
- Field trips :The Rhine river - Switzerland - September 2013/ Mekong river in Cambodia and Laos- November 2014/ Senegal river -August 2015

June 2013 / February 2014
- The 5th Wana Forum (The Uprooted) - Jordan.
- Reform process in Jordan.

November 2013
Coverage of Regional and Municipal elections and Green Economy in Denmark

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