Morocco is approaching the Western Sahara issue with greater tactical flexibility, and it appears to be reaping benefits.
Yahia H. Zoubir discusses the situation in the Sahel, where weak states and illegal trafficking prevail.
In confronting the Sahel’s transnational security challenges, international actors would benefit from giving Maghreb states a role in stabilization and development.
Djallil Lounnas discusses developments in the jihadi environment of northern Africa.
Morocco’s delays in implementing a more flexible currency system highlight officials’ fear of generating or amplifying protests.
Morocco’s Salafists continue to maneuver uneasily between quietism and greater activism.
The Party of Authenticity and Modernity is trying to regain political relevance by blaming the Party of Justice and Development for the Hoceima crisis in Morocco.
The critical links between governance, prosperity, and security, while apparent, are too often forgotten.
As the Qatar crisis worsens, Morocco is struggling to remain neutral.
AQIM is taking advantage of the social and economic fabric of Sahelian communities while exploiting the region's vast plains and porous borders that complicate counterterrorism operations.