Mauritania

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    • Op-Ed

    Look to the More Stable Neighbors

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

Carnegie Experts on
Mauritania

  • expert thumbnail - Boukhars
    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.
  • expert thumbnail - Hamzawy
    Amr Hamzawy
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Middle East Program
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program
    Amr Hamzawy studied political science and developmental studies in Cairo, The Hague, and Berlin.
  • expert thumbnail - Muasher
    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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