• TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Western Sahara Conflict
    Anouar Boukhars August 22, 2013 FRIDE

    The conflict between Morocco and the Polisario has resulted in enormous human, economic, and political problems for the region.

  • Event
    Citizenship, Justice, and Political Transitions in Egypt, Tunisia, and Yemen
    Gouda Abdel Khaleq, Jihad Azour, Houriya Mashour, Ridha Saidi, Maha Yahya March 31, 2015 Beirut

    The popular movements that swept through the Arab world in the past four years have sparked widespread debates on what it means to be a citizen in the region.

  • Event
    Youth Inclusion in Morocco: A Discussion With Minister Mohamed Ouzzine
    Mohamed Ouzzine, Gloria La Cava, Intissar Fakir April 9, 2014 Washington, DC

    A number of challenges face young people in Morocco, including high unemployment and a corresponding lack of economic opportunities.

  • 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.

  • Event
    Islamists in Power: Views from Within
    April 5, 2012 Washington, D.C.

    Islamist parties will have a dominant impact on the outcome of Arab transitions, but there is little understanding in Washington of what that will mean for governing.

  • Event
    Assessing Morocco’s Political Reforms
    November 10, 2011 Washington, D.C.

    Morocco has so far weathered the storm of popular unrest and regime change in the Middle East and North Africa. Questions remain, however, about whether the reforms King Mohammed VI is undertaking have the potential to alter the political landscape in Morocco.

  • Event
    Between Religion and Politics
    Nathan Brown, Amr Hamzawy, Marwan Muasher September 29, 2010 Washington, D.C.

    As Islamist movements in the Arab world become more politically active, they are struggling to pursue their moral and religious agenda while navigating daily political tussles. In the face of repressive regimes, they have achieved some popular support, but enjoyed few concrete successes.

  • Event
    The Prospect of Democratization in Morocco and the Islamist Response
    Mustapha Khalfi, Marina Ottaway April 27, 2010 Washington, D.C.

    Since the mid 1990s, Morocco has presented itself as a model of gradual and genuine democratization in the Middle East and North Africa. However, Moroccan democracy continues to face significant challenges, such as the need to include Islamist groups in the political process and strengthen political parties.

  • Event
    Human Rights in Morocco
    Ahmed Herzenni, Eric (Ricky) Goldstein, William Zartman, Marina Ottaway March 19, 2009 Washington, D.C.

    Morocco has made significant progress in human rights over the past fifteen years, but continued human rights abuses raise questions about Morocco’s ability to sustain its progress toward democratization.

  • Event
    Beyond the Façade: Political Reform in the Arab World
    Marina Ottaway, Julia Choucair-Vizoso, Samer Shehata, Robin Wright January 29, 2008 Washington, D.C.

    Contemporary discourse on democratic transformation in the Arab world often lacks a critical assessment of the kind of progress that is taking place on the ground. Marina Ottaway and Julia Choucair-Vizoso launched their new book Beyond the Façade: Political Reform in the Arab World, a critical assessment of political reform in the Arab world based on ten case studies.

  • Event
    Incumbent Regimes and the "King's Dilemma" in the Arab World: Promise and Threat of Managed Reform
    Thomas Carothers, J. Scott Carpenter, Michele Dunne, Marina Ottaway December 18, 2007 Washington, D.C.

    Carnegie's Marina Ottaway and Michele Dunne presented the findings of their recent Carnegie Paper on December 18. J. Scott Carpenter from The Washington Institute participated in the panel as a discussant and Carnegie's Thomas Carothers moderated the event. The discussion focused on identifying the challenges facing elite-driven reform in the Arab world.


Carnegie Experts on Morocco

  • Joseph Bahout
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Program

    Joseph Bahout is a visiting scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program. His research focuses on political developments in Lebanon and Syria, regional spillover from the Syrian crisis, and identity politics across the region.

  • Anouar Boukhars
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Program

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

  • Sarah Chayes
    Senior Associate
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program
    South Asia Program

    Chayes, formerly special adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is an expert in South Asia policy, kleptocracy and anticorruption, and civil-military relations.

  • Mohammed Masbah
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Masbah is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center. He is a political-sociologist whose work centers on Salafism, political Islam, authoritarianism, and youth movements, with a focus on North Africa.

  • Hamza Meddeb
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Meddeb is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on economic reform as well as the political economy of conflicts and border insecurity across the Middle East and North Africa.

  • 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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