Mauritania

 
  • Op-Ed
    Look to the More Stable Neighbors
    Anouar Boukhars January 16, 2013 New York Times

    The fragile states of the Sahara and just below the desert pose significant challenges—not just for the United States and Europe, but also for the North African states themselves.

     
  • Article
    Time to Overhaul the European Union’s Role in North Africa
    Sinan Ülgen January 27, 2011

    The EU, which has worked for decades on North Africa’s development, must step up its efforts to bolster the region’s private sector and dismantle its own agricultural protectionism.

     
  • Article
    MENA Needs a More Dynamic Private Sector
    Ritva Reinikka June 29, 2010

    The private sector has become the main driver of growth in the Middle East and North Africa, but more consistent and equitable regulations are needed to transform the region into a diversified, high-performance economy.

     
  • Op-Ed
    An Election to Consolidate the Mauritanian Coup
    Christopher Boucek May 9, 2009 Arab Reform Bulletin

    Most Mauritanian opposition leaders will boycott the June 6 presidential election, in which coup leader Muhammed Ould Abdel Aziz is ensured victory.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Saudi Extremism to Sahel and Back
    Christopher Boucek March 26, 2009 Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst

    There is little doubt that links exist between Islamist militants in the states of the Sahel and Saudi Arabia. While Saudi funding and export of religious dogma play a role in the Sahel, nationals from the latter region are increasingly visible within Saudi Arabia's own militant communities.

     
  • Article
    Mauritania’s Coup: Domestic Complexities and International Dilemmas
    Christopher Boucek August 14, 2008

    The bloodless military coup that overthrew Mauritania’s democratic government poses challenges for U.S. policy in the region. Washington can encourage the military to move toward elections by leveraging its military assistance and humanitarian and institutional capacity-building programs.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Mauritanian Democracy Needs Prosperity
    Salma Waheedi December 17, 2007 The Daily Star

    Mauritania, an often-ignored country on the western periphery of the Arab world, surprised observers two years ago by undertaking one of the most forthcoming advances toward democracy in the region. Democratic reforms came as a result of a 2005 bloodless military coup led by Colonel Ely Ould Mohammad Vall.

     
  • Paper
    Organized Crime and Conflict in the Sahel-Sahara Region
    Wolfram Lacher September 13, 2012 عربي

    State complicity with organized crime is at the heart of instability in the Sahel and Sahara region, fomenting conflict and fueling the rise of al-Qaeda.

     
  • Paper
    The Drivers of Insecurity in Mauritania
    Anouar Boukhars April 30, 2012 عربي

    Promoting good governance and reinforcing the state’s capacity is critical to improving economic conditions and building people’s trust in Mauritania’s national institutions.

     
  • Paper
    Mauritania’s Islamists
    Alex Thurston March 1, 2012 عربي

    Islamists in Mauritania, an important political force, are not currently a threat to the United States as the mainstream of the movement appears committed to democracy and unlikely to take power.

     
  • Event
    The Crisis in Northern Mali
    H.E. Maman Sidikou, Rudolph Atallah, Anouar Boukhars, J. Peter Pham May 31, 2012 Washington, D.C.

    While much attention has been focused on the crisis provoked by the March 22 coup in Mali's capital, events in the northern part of the country may have greater regional implications.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Look to the More Stable Neighbors
    Anouar Boukhars January 16, 2013 New York Times

    The fragile states of the Sahara and just below the desert pose significant challenges—not just for the United States and Europe, but also for the North African states themselves.

     
  • Paper
    Organized Crime and Conflict in the Sahel-Sahara Region
    Wolfram Lacher September 13, 2012 عربي

    State complicity with organized crime is at the heart of instability in the Sahel and Sahara region, fomenting conflict and fueling the rise of al-Qaeda.

     
  • Event
    The Crisis in Northern Mali
    H.E. Maman Sidikou, Rudolph Atallah, Anouar Boukhars, J. Peter Pham May 31, 2012 Washington, D.C.

    While much attention has been focused on the crisis provoked by the March 22 coup in Mali's capital, events in the northern part of the country may have greater regional implications.

     
  • Paper
    The Drivers of Insecurity in Mauritania
    Anouar Boukhars April 30, 2012 عربي

    Promoting good governance and reinforcing the state’s capacity is critical to improving economic conditions and building people’s trust in Mauritania’s national institutions.

     
  • Paper
    Mauritania’s Islamists
    Alex Thurston March 1, 2012 عربي

    Islamists in Mauritania, an important political force, are not currently a threat to the United States as the mainstream of the movement appears committed to democracy and unlikely to take power.

     
  • Article
    Time to Overhaul the European Union’s Role in North Africa
    Sinan Ülgen January 27, 2011

    The EU, which has worked for decades on North Africa’s development, must step up its efforts to bolster the region’s private sector and dismantle its own agricultural protectionism.

     
  • Article
    MENA Needs a More Dynamic Private Sector
    Ritva Reinikka June 29, 2010

    The private sector has become the main driver of growth in the Middle East and North Africa, but more consistent and equitable regulations are needed to transform the region into a diversified, high-performance economy.

     
  • Op-Ed
    An Election to Consolidate the Mauritanian Coup
    Christopher Boucek May 9, 2009 Arab Reform Bulletin

    Most Mauritanian opposition leaders will boycott the June 6 presidential election, in which coup leader Muhammed Ould Abdel Aziz is ensured victory.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    An Election to Consolidate the Mauritanian Coup

    Most Mauritanian opposition leaders will boycott the June 6 presidential election, in which coup leader Muhammed Ould Abdel Aziz is ensured victory.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Saudi Extremism to Sahel and Back
    Christopher Boucek March 26, 2009 Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst

    There is little doubt that links exist between Islamist militants in the states of the Sahel and Saudi Arabia. While Saudi funding and export of religious dogma play a role in the Sahel, nationals from the latter region are increasingly visible within Saudi Arabia's own militant communities.

     

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Carnegie Experts on Mauritania

  • Anouar Boukhars
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Program

    Boukhars is a nonresident scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program. He is an assistant professor of international relations at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.

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  • Marwan Muasher
    Vice President for Studies

    Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.

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