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Abdu As'Sura (right) discusses diplomacy with a Syrian diplomat, Cairo, Egypt.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Saudi Observers (centre, foreground) arrive at the conference, Cairo, Egypt.

Arabism, Progress, Prosperity ; The Rebirth of Pan-Arabism
— Arab leaderships to convene for
Cairo Conference to establish new Monterey Union.

By FAIZ AL MA'MUN distributed by AL RA'I — 10th May 2019

______________________________________

      C A I R O — Capital city of the Arab Republic of Egypt - long considered one of the great centres of Arab Culture and political life, the city was today the site of a new series of historical developments within the Arab World and wider Middle East Region. Delegates from the Iraq-Jordan Union, Egypt, Syria and Libyan Jamahiriya took part in a groundbreaking Pan-Arab summit and to sign the documents of a new monetary union and open-borders agreement policy between their states. In what is being called a "huge step towards the rebirth Arab Unity" - said conference determined that all participating nations—within the framework of the Arab League—shall adopt the Arab Dinar (ARD) as their sole national currencies after a one year transitional period—effective immediately.

      As of now, the Arab Dinar only serves as the currency of the Iraq-Jordan Union and is one of the highest valued currencies in the world - holding an already large presence in Arab fiscal markets and exchanges. The prospects of a unified Arab currency was entertained by members of the Council of Arab Economic Unity (CAEU) in the late 1980's under the guidance of Dr. Ismail Al Rabea - however such plans never materialized. Now, the current Arab leadership has completed Ismail's dream, throwing behind some of the Arab Worlds most influential economies and trading bodies behind the Arab Dinar, a huge achievement in the context of Arab Independence and Pan-Arab Cooperation.

      Iraqi-Jordanian Representative, Abdu As'Sura—met with his Egyptian, Libyan and Syrian counterparts —Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Baghdadi Mahmudi and Walid Muallem, in what would become the signing of the "Instrument of Arab Fiscal Unity", an event currently being celebrated in streets across the Arab States by jubilant citizens. Indeed, the involved representatives are being hailed as heroes by their nations for this historic agreement which will forever change the economic landscape of the region. The "Instrument of Arab Fiscal Unity", further included the implementation of an open-border policy and free trade policy between the involved states, thus further integrating and intertwining their economies in the spirit of "Arabism, Progress and Prosperity". Such a slogan has hypnotized the Arab People to support the development.

      Arabist Economics ; The need to unify

      B A G H D A D — Iraqi-Jordanian Representative stood by policy makers in Amman and Baghdad, to proclaim the first steps towards a "rebirth" of Arab Unity defined by the economic situations of the Arab States. Arab Economic Stability is the cornerstone of the creeping Arabist ambitions of the Istiqlal Platform of the Barakat Cabinet—which the Cairo Conference has satisfied. From the perspective of Iraq-Jordan, the summit is a huge victory in its vision for the Arab World and in its efforts to further integrate Arab State with fellow Arab State. The "Cairo Slogan" of "Arabism, Progress, Prosperity" may bring back memories of the 1950's, during the peak of Nasserite dynamics in the region. However it is certain that the Arab Nationalism espoused by the involved nations has replaced Nasserite dynamics, in favour of the characterizing pragmatism of Baghdad's, Cairo's, Damascus and Tripoli's grand designs.

      Reflective of previous attempts and applications of a common Arab currency, such as Dr. Ismail Al Rabea's scheme and CAEU organizations, the adoption of the Arab Dinar is apparent of a deep nostalgia of such times, fostered by the instability which has plagued Arab State's especially in the current century. It may also be fair to describe the results of the meeting as progressive in the Arab geo-political and geo-economical theatres, as it may incentivize real a unified spirit of cooperation between the involved states which has been lacking in recent years. Iraq-Jordan has long seen itself as the "saviour" of the Arab World, a type of narcissism expressed by the Hashemite Monarchies of the region since 1958—owing to a "birthright" to rule the Arab People—despite this, Abdu As'Sura's words at the Cairo Conference, "no Arab over another Arab" may seem an apparent change of heart on the behalf of Baghdad when in dialogue with Damascus, Cairo, Tripoli, ect.

      The Syrian Perspective ; Beirut and its bankers

      B E I R U T — While political power is projected from Damascus, the centre of Syrian economic power is Beirut. For Syria's Social Nationalist Government, Beirut is a production hub of consumer goods, a strategic trading port and most importantly the centre of Levantine-Arab Banking—contending with Amman and Aleppo. Beirut's profound banking connections have been placed in the hands of the Syrian Government upon absorbing the former-Lebanese Republic—Assad in turn, has lunged himself into the Cairo Conference—bringing Beirut's Bankers with him in a huge gain for the Monetary Union and the Syrian Economy. The deal entails that upon the end of the aforementioned transitional period, Beirut's Accountants would count in Arab Dinar's—an effort to increase the economic value and power of the Arab Dinar as an internationally used currency.

      Realistically, this will be observed on all levels of Arab economic life—however the possibility of Syria benefiting the most is a very real economic reality. The Arab Dinar and Free Trading policies of the Cairo Conference, with the blessings of the Iraqi-Jordanian and Egyptian governments will allow Syrian products greater access to other Arab and regional markets, which will provide the battered Syrian Economy a source of income and elaborate upon its trading links. A rising Syrian Economy will provide the Pan-Syrianist, Arab oriented government in Damascus further legitimacy and affection from its citizens thus cementing its political power in Greater Syria.


A bustling French-era Café, Beirut, Syria.
      The Arab World an the Arab Dinar: a bright future

      C A I R O — No other words can describe the Cairo Conference as "groundbreaking" and "revolutionary". Iraq-Jordan, Egypt, Syria and Libya now stand under the Middle East's first monetary union, which is projected to be a new regional economic powerhouse under the Arabist diktat. The Free Trade and open borders policy especially, has begun to render the borders of Sykes-Picot which divide the Arab Homeland, impractical from any economic perspective and thus shall hopefully remove any need for further economic boundaries, which Arab State's have pledged to reject by placing signatures on the agreement.

      " . . . It can be said—that historically speaking—it was the Umayyad Empire was the first of its time to implement any currency on such a large scale. No other nation, not in Europe, not in Asia . . . not in the America's—had done so previously. It gives me great pride to resurrect this Arab invention in our homelands in the name of the Arab people . . . "

      — Quote Spoken by Abdu As'Sura, May 2019.

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King Hussein (left), President Bill Clinton (centre) and PM Yitzhak Rabin (right) sign to the Washington Declaration, Washington DC, USA. - - - - - - - - - - - - -President Anwar Sadat (left), President Jimmy Carter (centre) and PM Menachem Begin (left) agree to the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty, Washington DC, USA.

The Baghdad Conference, the 'Arab NATO'
— and peace with Israel.

By FAIZ AL MA'MUN distributed by AL RA'I — 25th May 2019

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      B A G H D A D — It was only a few days when Arab leaders stood together, shock hands and agreed to the establish the Middle east's first monetary union—that was in Cairo—now these same heads of state stand in Baghdad in the atmosphere of progress, common defence and peace. The paranoia and mistrust between Arab States is rapidly being chipped away under the understand that the Arab's are indeed capable to stand for their own interests without the support of foreign powers should the Arab Governments value unity and pragmatics. It can be said, that in both the minds of citizens and policy makers alike, the idea of a common and rising Arab consciousness has never been more desired, more resurgent and more likely than ever before—and the key is Baghdad.

      The Iraqi-Jordanian Capital hosted the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad Bin Salman—Syrian President, Bashar Al Assad—Egyptian President, Salman Abdul Nasser—Libyan President, Muammar Al Gaddafi—and finally the Prime Minister of Iraq-Jordan, Ali Barakat. The leaders are scheduled to take part in a series of high level negotiations over the duration of the Baghdad Conference regarding common Arab defence and military cooperation, based upon the realization of the common geopolitical and defensive interests and goals of the participating states.

      Although nothing has yet to finalized due to the early stages of the conference and recent arrival of the various Arab leaderships, the news has been received very positively—with many government officials and civilians seeing it as huge step in the restoration of the Arab role within Middle Eastern politics, something that has been rather absent due to Arab disunity. For the personal thoughts of the leaders, and their government—this move has demonstrated a loss of patience towards past geopolitical trends, some in government may even be considered to be personally disillusioned with how Arab states are treated as 'unequal parties' in regional politics.

      What an 'Arab NATO' will look like ; the new regional power

      B A G H D A D — Defence Ministers in Baghdad, Cairo, Damascus, Riyadh and Tripoli have never been more overjoyed—statistically speaking an Arab defensive pact modelled around NATO will have the third highest military budget in the world at approximately $ 158 Billion, being only behind both China and the United States in that order—and dwarfing the spending of all other militaries in the M.E.N.A region. In terms of size, the combined strength would total 2.9 million personnel, not including paramilitary groups. However the main point of discussion and application is not around statistics but about structure.

      Baghdad's and Amman's politicians have demanded off the conference a strong centralized command structure between the states, including the possibility of a joint general staff and air defence system, such policies are a repeat of previous diplomatic efforts to bond the states as closely as possible, for Barakat and others, an 'Arab NATO' emulates not an organization of many state's and many armies—but many state's with one unified military force. However it is expected that Ali Barakat will partly sideline his nation's ambitions at this stage of the conference.

      Israeli-Arab Relations ; the chance for a final peace

      J E R U S A L E M — PM Yitzhak Rabin sat down with King Hussein overlooking the Arava Valley in Israel and pledged their states to peace, this was followed by the Washington Declaration of July 1994, when the same leaders—this time with mediation from President Bill Clinton finally solidified peace, ending over 40 years of warfare. This was not a first, in 1979 Egypt was the first Arab state to make peace with the Jewish State. Baghdad's, Riyadh's and Cairo's leadership and possibly soon Tripoli's and Damascus's see Israel as a strategic ally in the fight against foreign-backed terrorist proxies in South Lebanon, Gaza, Yemen as well as elsewhere. However the Arab's have come to the understanding that a long lasting deal must be signed between their collective organizations and Israel in order to fully achieve peace and increase strategic ties—in particular—Baghdad is eager to restart Arab-Israeli dialogue on the political, social, military and economic fronts and finalized a potential peace treaty between Israel and Syria.

      These goals coincide with a renewed Arab interest in coexistence with 'fellow Semites' in Israel, and abandoning entrenched interference in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, due to the need for a renewed agreement initiative and possibly viewing the Oslo Accords as unsatisfactory in achieving its ended goals and aims. The main Arab focus has been slowly shifting in favour of 'simple peace' in the conflict. The Arab NATO has a large role to play in building Arab-Israeli cooperation, seeing the inevitable agreement amongst Israeli and Arab politicians that cooperation is now not an option, but a political necessity.


A civic meeting between Israeli's and Bedouin Arab's, Eilat, Israel.
      Pan-Arab Cooperation—regional salvation

      B A G H D A D — The Middle East and the Arab World—is now an emerging hub of progress, the fading attitudes between the Arab's and their neighbours has changed with it, embracing the need of cooperation and the common cause of stability within the region, the upholding of international law and territorial integrity of all sovereign states. Although poised in an excellent position, what has been made clear is the desire to compromise, find common ground and cooperate. This has never been more profound than between the Arab peoples and their own interests as well as the State of Israel—the intention is clear—and that is the tranquility of nations.

      " . . . Call me a Nasserist, Pan-Arabist or a Ba'athist—but my ideology is peace . . . "

      — Quote Spoken by Ali Barakat, May 2019.

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American marines visit a church in Lebanon, Beirut, Lebanese Republic. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - President Joe Biden discusses MENA policy with other US government officials, Washington DC, USA.

Washington-Baghdad , and the new American policy
for the MENA region.

By FAIZ AL MA'MUN distributed by AL RA'I — 31st May 2019

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      W A S H I N G T O N — Arab Progress, deserves international attention—the Arab States have gone to great lengths to strengthen diplomatic ties and enhance the appeal of doing business with their governments. A uniquely Arab desire for reliability in a non-Arab ally has captivated the players of the post-Colonial, post-WW1 political landscape. Historically the main largest superpowers in the region have been the United States and Soviet Union, which both used their allies in an ever shifting chessboard of geopolitics and ideologies that dominated the middle eastern theatre of the Cold War. Concerning that matter—Soviet influence over their own proxies—Syria, Egypt and Libya—decayed dramatically following the 1967 defeat which exposed the unreliability of Moscow's ability to properly inform and equip Arab Governments. The final nail in the coffin for Moscow's influence ended with the end of hostilities between Israel and Egypt in which Washington mediated—not the USSR.

      From that point on the middle east has firmly been aligned with US interests—the linchpin of which has been the vast energy resources of the MENA region. For the participants of the ongoing Baghdad Conference, the American presence means security from external threats, geopolitical stability and the economic partner of choice along with other western governments. Washington's recent invitation to the Arab-bloc is of great value to the Iraqi-Jordanian vision for a new US-Arab partnership and the fate of the middle east. The Barakat Government—swift to announce its involvement in the Washington summit—already hosts a US military presence within the Arab Federation, and furthermore is eager to see high amounts of Arab input within the coming joint strategies with Washington on issues concerning economics and defence.

      Discussions are in the process of beginning—the eyes of the Arab and American publics have been watching closely for the outcome and consequences of President Joe Biden's first major action on the international front.


      An American solider in Tel-Afer military base , Tel-Afer, Iraq-Jordan.

      The Arab-US Partnership, Baghdad's legitimacy and its vision

      B A G H D A D — 21st century politics saw the establishment of a close relationship between Washington and Baghdad—the pro-western government Baghdad views the United States as key partner in the Arab cause and security, Baghdad desires a strong, Arab-oriented, MENA policy on behalf of the Americans. Iraqi-Jordanian diplomatic prowess beyond the Arab World, depends in part, on its pro-western diplomatic pursuits. However, Iraq-Jordan treads a fine line between a pro-western policy and Arab political independence—thus it sees the two as distinct concepts and is more open to tuning both Arab and American interests in closer alignment.

      This comes at a crucial time, with the cementing of a new political order in the MENA area, specifically the creation of new geopolitical blocs between regional powers. The new "Baghdad—Damascus—Riyadh—Cairo—Algiers—Tripoli Axis" now coexists with the fledgling Afghan-Persian and Israeli-Turkish alliances, which have in a sense polarized the middle east along a new "balance of power" political landscape which hampers US-Arab hopes for stability thus threatening MENA development—which is of great interest to the new American administration.

      Barakat is eager to rebuild Arab-American dialogue, something which decayed under the former-President Donald Trump's policy for the region. In the eyes of the Arabs, Trump's Washington was too concerned with appeasing the interests of non-Arab political players at the direct and clear expense to America's Arab allies, these actions discredited pro-western governments in the region surrounding the points of contention. In short, the former-Presidents policy casted extreme discontent in Baghdad's ability to maintain its friendly policies. As a direct result the new US administration has been received jubilantly by the Leaderships of Baghdad, Cairo and others.

      " . . . We extent our thanks to our American friends—the historic Arab-American friendship shall be a great step in the progress of the Arab and American peoples who shall live in respect and in peace with one another . . . "

      — Quote Spoken by Ali Barakat, May 2019.

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Abdu As'Sura (right) discusses diplomacy with a Syrian diplomat, Cairo, Egypt.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Saudi Observers (centre, foreground) arrive at the conference, Cairo, Egypt.

Arabism, Progress, Prosperity ; The Rebirth of Pan-Arabism
— Arab leaderships to convene for
Cairo Conference to establish new Monterey Union.

By FAIZ AL MA'MUN distributed by AL RA'I — 10th May 2019

______________________________________

      C A I R O — Capital city of the Arab Republic of Egypt - long considered one of the great centres of Arab Culture and political life, the city was today the site of a new series of historical developments within the Arab World and wider Middle East Region. Delegates from the Iraq-Jordan Union, Egypt, Syria and Libyan Jamahiriya took part in a groundbreaking Pan-Arab summit and to sign the documents of a new monetary union and open-borders agreement policy between their states. In what is being called a "huge step towards the rebirth Arab Unity" - said conference determined that all participating nations—within the framework of the Arab League—shall adopt the Arab Dinar (ARD) as their sole national currencies after a one year transitional period—effective immediately.

      As of now, the Arab Dinar only serves as the currency of the Iraq-Jordan Union and is one of the highest valued currencies in the world - holding an already large presence in Arab fiscal markets and exchanges. The prospects of a unified Arab currency was entertained by members of the Council of Arab Economic Unity (CAEU) in the late 1980's under the guidance of Dr. Ismail Al Rabea - however such plans never materialized. Now, the current Arab leadership has completed Ismail's dream, throwing behind some of the Arab Worlds most influential economies and trading bodies behind the Arab Dinar, a huge achievement in the context of Arab Independence and Pan-Arab Cooperation.

      Iraqi-Jordanian Representative, Abdu As'Sura—met with his Egyptian, Libyan and Syrian counterparts —Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Baghdadi Mahmudi and Walid Muallem, in what would become the signing of the "Instrument of Arab Fiscal Unity", an event currently being celebrated in streets across the Arab States by jubilant citizens. Indeed, the involved representatives are being hailed as heroes by their nations for this historic agreement which will forever change the economic landscape of the region. The "Instrument of Arab Fiscal Unity", further included the implementation of an open-border policy and free trade policy between the involved states, thus further integrating and intertwining their economies in the spirit of "Arabism, Progress and Prosperity". Such a slogan has hypnotized the Arab People to support the development.

      Arabist Economics ; The need to unify

      B A G H D A D — Iraqi-Jordanian Representative stood by policy makers in Amman and Baghdad, to proclaim the first steps towards a "rebirth" of Arab Unity defined by the economic situations of the Arab States. Arab Economic Stability is the cornerstone of the creeping Arabist ambitions of the Istiqlal Platform of the Barakat Cabinet—which the Cairo Conference has satisfied. From the perspective of Iraq-Jordan, the summit is a huge victory in its vision for the Arab World and in its efforts to further integrate Arab State with fellow Arab State. The "Cairo Slogan" of "Arabism, Progress, Prosperity" may bring back memories of the 1950's, during the peak of Nasserite dynamics in the region. However it is certain that the Arab Nationalism espoused by the involved nations has replaced Nasserite dynamics, in favour of the characterizing pragmatism of Baghdad's, Cairo's, Damascus and Tripoli's grand designs.

      Reflective of previous attempts and applications of a common Arab currency, such as Dr. Ismail Al Rabea's scheme and CAEU organizations, the adoption of the Arab Dinar is apparent of a deep nostalgia of such times, fostered by the instability which has plagued Arab State's especially in the current century. It may also be fair to describe the results of the meeting as progressive in the Arab geo-political and geo-economical theatres, as it may incentivize real a unified spirit of cooperation between the involved states which has been lacking in recent years. Iraq-Jordan has long seen itself as the "saviour" of the Arab World, a type of narcissism expressed by the Hashemite Monarchies of the region since 1958—owing to a "birthright" to rule the Arab People—despite this, Abdu As'Sura's words at the Cairo Conference, "no Arab over another Arab" may seem an apparent change of heart on the behalf of Baghdad when in dialogue with Damascus, Cairo, Tripoli, ect.

      The Syrian Perspective ; Beirut and its bankers

      B E I R U T — While political power is projected from Damascus, the centre of Syrian economic power is Beirut. For Syria's Social Nationalist Government, Beirut is a production hub of consumer goods, a strategic trading port and most importantly the centre of Levantine-Arab Banking—contending with Amman and Aleppo. Beirut's profound banking connections have been placed in the hands of the Syrian Government upon absorbing the former-Lebanese Republic—Assad in turn, has lunged himself into the Cairo Conference—bringing Beirut's Bankers with him in a huge gain for the Monetary Union and the Syrian Economy. The deal entails that upon the end of the aforementioned transitional period, Beirut's Accountants would count in Arab Dinar's—an effort to increase the economic value and power of the Arab Dinar as an internationally used currency.

      Realistically, this will be observed on all levels of Arab economic life—however the possibility of Syria benefiting the most is a very real economic reality. The Arab Dinar and Free Trading policies of the Cairo Conference, with the blessings of the Iraqi-Jordanian and Egyptian governments will allow Syrian products greater access to other Arab and regional markets, which will provide the battered Syrian Economy a source of income and elaborate upon its trading links. A rising Syrian Economy will provide the Pan-Syrianist, Arab oriented government in Damascus further legitimacy and affection from its citizens thus cementing its political power in Greater Syria.


A bustling French-era Café, Beirut, Syria.
      The Arab World an the Arab Dinar: a bright future

      C A I R O — No other words can describe the Cairo Conference as "groundbreaking" and "revolutionary". Iraq-Jordan, Egypt, Syria and Libya now stand under the Middle East's first monetary union, which is projected to be a new regional economic powerhouse under the Arabist diktat. The Free Trade and open borders policy especially, has begun to render the borders of Sykes-Picot which divide the Arab Homeland, impractical from any economic perspective and thus shall hopefully remove any need for further economic boundaries, which Arab State's have pledged to reject by placing signatures on the agreement.

      " . . . It can be said—that historically speaking—it was the Umayyad Empire was the first of its time to implement any currency on such a large scale. No other nation, not in Europe, not in Asia . . . not in the America's—had done so previously. It gives me great pride to resurrect this Arab invention in our homelands in the name of the Arab people . . . "

      — Quote Spoken by Abdu As'Sura, May 2019.

Read dispatch


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ENGLISH| | |اللغة العربية



Abdu As'Sura (right) discusses diplomacy with a Syrian diplomat, Cairo, Egypt.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Saudi Observers (centre, foreground) arrive at the conference, Cairo, Egypt.

Arabism, Progress, Prosperity ; The Rebirth of Pan-Arabism
— Arab leaderships to convene for
Cairo Conference to establish new Monterey Union.

By FAIZ AL MA'MUN distributed by AL RA'I — 10th May 2019

______________________________________

      C A I R O — Capital city of the Arab Republic of Egypt - long considered one of the great centres of Arab Culture and political life, the city was today the site of a new series of historical developments within the Arab World and wider Middle East Region. Delegates from the Iraq-Jordan Union, Egypt, Syria and Libyan Jamahiriya took part in a groundbreaking Pan-Arab summit and to sign the documents of a new monetary union and open-borders agreement policy between their states. In what is being called a "huge step towards the rebirth Arab Unity" - said conference determined that all participating nations—within the framework of the Arab League—shall adopt the Arab Dinar (ARD) as their sole national currencies after a one year transitional period—effective immediately.

      As of now, the Arab Dinar only serves as the currency of the Iraq-Jordan Union and is one of the highest valued currencies in the world - holding an already large presence in Arab fiscal markets and exchanges. The prospects of a unified Arab currency was entertained by members of the Council of Arab Economic Unity (CAEU) in the late 1980's under the guidance of Dr. Ismail Al Rabea - however such plans never materialized. Now, the current Arab leadership has completed Ismail's dream, throwing behind some of the Arab Worlds most influential economies and trading bodies behind the Arab Dinar, a huge achievement in the context of Arab Independence and Pan-Arab Cooperation.

      Iraqi-Jordanian Representative, Abdu As'Sura—met with his Egyptian, Libyan and Syrian counterparts —Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Baghdadi Mahmudi and Walid Muallem, in what would become the signing of the "Instrument of Arab Fiscal Unity", an event currently being celebrated in streets across the Arab States by jubilant citizens. Indeed, the involved representatives are being hailed as heroes by their nations for this historic agreement which will forever change the economic landscape of the region. The "Instrument of Arab Fiscal Unity", further included the implementation of an open-border policy and free trade policy between the involved states, thus further integrating and intertwining their economies in the spirit of "Arabism, Progress and Prosperity". Such a slogan has hypnotized the Arab People to support the development.

      Arabist Economics ; The need to unify

      B A G H D A D — Iraqi-Jordanian Representative stood by policy makers in Amman and Baghdad, to proclaim the first steps towards a "rebirth" of Arab Unity defined by the economic situations of the Arab States. Arab Economic Stability is the cornerstone of the creeping Arabist ambitions of the Istiqlal Platform of the Barakat Cabinet—which the Cairo Conference has satisfied. From the perspective of Iraq-Jordan, the summit is a huge victory in its vision for the Arab World and in its efforts to further integrate Arab State with fellow Arab State. The "Cairo Slogan" of "Arabism, Progress, Prosperity" may bring back memories of the 1950's, during the peak of Nasserite dynamics in the region. However it is certain that the Arab Nationalism espoused by the involved nations has replaced Nasserite dynamics, in favour of the characterizing pragmatism of Baghdad's, Cairo's, Damascus and Tripoli's grand designs.

      Reflective of previous attempts and applications of a common Arab currency, such as Dr. Ismail Al Rabea's scheme and CAEU organizations, the adoption of the Arab Dinar is apparent of a deep nostalgia of such times, fostered by the instability which has plagued Arab State's especially in the current century. It may also be fair to describe the results of the meeting as progressive in the Arab geo-political and geo-economical theatres, as it may incentivize real a unified spirit of cooperation between the involved states which has been lacking in recent years. Iraq-Jordan has long seen itself as the "saviour" of the Arab World, a type of narcissism expressed by the Hashemite Monarchies of the region since 1958—owing to a "birthright" to rule the Arab People—despite this, Abdu As'Sura's words at the Cairo Conference, "no Arab over another Arab" may seem an apparent change of heart on the behalf of Baghdad when in dialogue with Damascus, Cairo, Tripoli, ect.

      The Syrian Perspective ; Beirut and its bankers

      B E I R U T — While political power is projected from Damascus, the centre of Syrian economic power is Beirut. For Syria's Social Nationalist Government, Beirut is a production hub of consumer goods, a strategic trading port and most importantly the centre of Levantine-Arab Banking—contending with Amman and Aleppo. Beirut's profound banking connections have been placed in the hands of the Syrian Government upon absorbing the former-Lebanese Republic—Assad in turn, has lunged himself into the Cairo Conference—bringing Beirut's Bankers with him in a huge gain for the Monetary Union and the Syrian Economy. The deal entails that upon the end of the aforementioned transitional period, Beirut's Accountants would count in Arab Dinar's—an effort to increase the economic value and power of the Arab Dinar as an internationally used currency.

      Realistically, this will be observed on all levels of Arab economic life—however the possibility of Syria benefiting the most is a very real economic reality. The Arab Dinar and Free Trading policies of the Cairo Conference, with the blessings of the Iraqi-Jordanian and Egyptian governments will allow Syrian products greater access to other Arab and regional markets, which will provide the battered Syrian Economy a source of income and elaborate upon its trading links. A rising Syrian Economy will provide the Pan-Syrianist, Arab oriented government in Damascus further legitimacy and affection from its citizens thus cementing its political power in Greater Syria.


A bustling French-era Café, Beirut, Syria.
      The Arab World an the Arab Dinar: a bright future

      C A I R O — No other words can describe the Cairo Conference as "groundbreaking" and "revolutionary". Iraq-Jordan, Egypt, Syria and Libya now stand under the Middle East's first monetary union, which is projected to be a new regional economic powerhouse under the Arabist diktat. The Free Trade and open borders policy especially, has begun to render the borders of Sykes-Picot which divide the Arab Homeland, impractical from any economic perspective and thus shall hopefully remove any need for further economic boundaries, which Arab State's have pledged to reject by placing signatures on the agreement.

      " . . . It can be said—that historically speaking—it was the Umayyad Empire was the first of its time to implement any currency on such a large scale. No other nation, not in Europe, not in Asia . . . not in the America's—had done so previously. It gives me great pride to resurrect this Arab invention in our homelands in the name of the Arab people . . . "

      — Quote Spoken by Abdu As'Sura, May 2019.

Read dispatch


| | |AL RA'I | IRAQ-JORDAN UNION


NEWS WITH ARAB CHARACTERISTICS

ENGLISH| | |اللغة العربية



Abdu As'Sura (right) discusses diplomacy with a Syrian diplomat, Cairo, Egypt.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Saudi Observers (centre, foreground) arrive at the conference, Cairo, Egypt.

Arabism, Progress, Prosperity ; The Rebirth of Pan-Arabism
— Arab leaderships to convene for
Cairo Conference to establish new Monterey Union.

By FAIZ AL MA'MUN distributed by AL RA'I — 10th May 2019

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      C A I R O — Capital city of the Arab Republic of Egypt - long considered one of the great centres of Arab Culture and political life, the city was today the site of a new series of historical developments within the Arab World and wider Middle East Region. Delegates from the Iraq-Jordan Union, Egypt, Syria and Libyan Jamahiriya took part in a groundbreaking Pan-Arab summit and to sign the documents of a new monetary union and open-borders agreement policy between their states. In what is being called a "huge step towards the rebirth Arab Unity" - said conference determined that all participating nations—within the framework of the Arab League—shall adopt the Arab Dinar (ARD) as their sole national currencies after a one year transitional period—effective immediately.

      As of now, the Arab Dinar only serves as the currency of the Iraq-Jordan Union and is one of the highest valued currencies in the world - holding an already large presence in Arab fiscal markets and exchanges. The prospects of a unified Arab currency was entertained by members of the Council of Arab Economic Unity (CAEU) in the late 1980's under the guidance of Dr. Ismail Al Rabea - however such plans never materialized. Now, the current Arab leadership has completed Ismail's dream, throwing behind some of the Arab Worlds most influential economies and trading bodies behind the Arab Dinar, a huge achievement in the context of Arab Independence and Pan-Arab Cooperation.

      Iraqi-Jordanian Representative, Abdu As'Sura—met with his Egyptian, Libyan and Syrian counterparts —Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Baghdadi Mahmudi and Walid Muallem, in what would become the signing of the "Instrument of Arab Fiscal Unity", an event currently being celebrated in streets across the Arab States by jubilant citizens. Indeed, the involved representatives are being hailed as heroes by their nations for this historic agreement which will forever change the economic landscape of the region. The "Instrument of Arab Fiscal Unity", further included the implementation of an open-border policy and free trade policy between the involved states, thus further integrating and intertwining their economies in the spirit of "Arabism, Progress and Prosperity". Such a slogan has hypnotized the Arab People to support the development.

      Arabist Economics ; The need to unify

      B A G H D A D — Iraqi-Jordanian Representative stood by policy makers in Amman and Baghdad, to proclaim the first steps towards a "rebirth" of Arab Unity defined by the economic situations of the Arab States. Arab Economic Stability is the cornerstone of the creeping Arabist ambitions of the Istiqlal Platform of the Barakat Cabinet—which the Cairo Conference has satisfied. From the perspective of Iraq-Jordan, the summit is a huge victory in its vision for the Arab World and in its efforts to further integrate Arab State with fellow Arab State. The "Cairo Slogan" of "Arabism, Progress, Prosperity" may bring back memories of the 1950's, during the peak of Nasserite dynamics in the region. However it is certain that the Arab Nationalism espoused by the involved nations has replaced Nasserite dynamics, in favour of the characterizing pragmatism of Baghdad's, Cairo's, Damascus and Tripoli's grand designs.

      Reflective of previous attempts and applications of a common Arab currency, such as Dr. Ismail Al Rabea's scheme and CAEU organizations, the adoption of the Arab Dinar is apparent of a deep nostalgia of such times, fostered by the instability which has plagued Arab State's especially in the current century. It may also be fair to describe the results of the meeting as progressive in the Arab geo-political and geo-economical theatres, as it may incentivize real a unified spirit of cooperation between the involved states which has been lacking in recent years. Iraq-Jordan has long seen itself as the "saviour" of the Arab World, a type of narcissism expressed by the Hashemite Monarchies of the region since 1958—owing to a "birthright" to rule the Arab People—despite this, Abdu As'Sura's words at the Cairo Conference, "no Arab over another Arab" may seem an apparent change of heart on the behalf of Baghdad when in dialogue with Damascus, Cairo, Tripoli, ect.

      The Syrian Perspective ; Beirut and its bankers

      B E I R U T — While political power is projected from Damascus, the centre of Syrian economic power is Beirut. For Syria's Social Nationalist Government, Beirut is a production hub of consumer goods, a strategic trading port and most importantly the centre of Levantine-Arab Banking—contending with Amman and Aleppo. Beirut's profound banking connections have been placed in the hands of the Syrian Government upon absorbing the former-Lebanese Republic—Assad in turn, has lunged himself into the Cairo Conference—bringing Beirut's Bankers with him in a huge gain for the Monetary Union and the Syrian Economy. The deal entails that upon the end of the aforementioned transitional period, Beirut's Accountants would count in Arab Dinar's—an effort to increase the economic value and power of the Arab Dinar as an internationally used currency.

      Realistically, this will be observed on all levels of Arab economic life—however the possibility of Syria benefiting the most is a very real economic reality. The Arab Dinar and Free Trading policies of the Cairo Conference, with the blessings of the Iraqi-Jordanian and Egyptian governments will allow Syrian products greater access to other Arab and regional markets, which will provide the battered Syrian Economy a source of income and elaborate upon its trading links. A rising Syrian Economy will provide the Pan-Syrianist, Arab oriented government in Damascus further legitimacy and affection from its citizens thus cementing its political power in Greater Syria.


A bustling French-era Café, Beirut, Syria.
      The Arab World an the Arab Dinar: a bright future

      C A I R O — No other words can describe the Cairo Conference as "groundbreaking" and "revolutionary". Iraq-Jordan, Egypt, Syria and Libya now stand under the Middle East's first monetary union, which is projected to be a new regional economic powerhouse under the Arabist diktat. The Free Trade and open borders policy especially, has begun to render the borders of Sykes-Picot which divide the Arab Homeland, impractical from any economic perspective and thus shall hopefully remove any need for further economic boundaries, which Arab State's have pledged to reject by placing signatures on the agreement.

      " . . . It can be said—that historically speaking—it was the Umayyad Empire was the first of its time to implement any currency on such a large scale. No other nation, not in Europe, not in Asia . . . not in the America's—had done so previously. It gives me great pride to resurrect this Arab invention in our homelands in the name of the Arab people . . . "

      — Quote Spoken by Abdu As'Sura, May 2019.

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