Tell your Senator to take a stand for surveillance reform by voting against the USA Freedom Act and any short-term reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act. Join our campaign to oppose fake “reforms” that do nothing to roll back the NSA’s indiscriminate surveillance authority permitted by the Patriot Act.
Lebanon has become “the forgotten front” since all too often, the conflict ongoing within Lebanon is ignored in discussions about the war against ISIL. The immediate danger, however, is real. Read AAI's new report on how and why U.S. Congress must stand behind the people of Lebanon.
Read our report on how new leadership in the 114th Congress will impact the issues that matter most to the Arab American community.
A new poll from Zogby Research Services, "Today's Middle East: Pressures & Challenges" surveyed 8 Middle East and North African countries on the emergence of ISIS, the role of the Muslim Brotherhood, the growth of sectarianism, the future of Syria and Iraq, Iran's nuclear program, and more.
Countdown is AAI’s weekly take on what’s happening and what’s being said by candidates, officials, and pundits—here in DC and around the country.
Tuesday May 26, 2015
A two-sentence amendment steeped in the controversy of the "Fast Track" trade bill and a House Customs bill will potentially rewrite U.S. policy regarding Israel's settlements, and stands to burden U.S. businesses with extraordinary restrictions and reporting on their relationships with any partner that participates in the BDS movement. Join AAI's campaign to remove the amendments from both bills. Read More »
Friday May 22, 2015
On May 16th, more than 2,000 volunteers across the country participated in the 11th annual Arab American Service Day – an annual event run by the National Network of Arab American Communities. This year, 22 unique groups worked on projects ranging from gardening to building houses to serving food to the less fortunate. Read More »
Tuesday May 19, 2015
By Eddie Bejarano and Waseem Mardini'Good Kill' is one of what is sure to be a wave of stories waiting to be told about the new paradigm of U.S. military engagement. The film captures with almost documentary-like attention the intricacies of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or 'drone' warfare as well as the challenges facing the men and women that remote pilot those aircraft. Read More »
Wednesday May 06, 2015
Last week the Arab American Institute celebrated 30 years of political empowerment of the Arab American community at the seventeenth annual Kahlil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards Gala. Over 700 guests were present and the event garnered coverage from a diverse array of media outlets. Read More »