• Sada - Analysis

    Morocco’s Difficult Path to ECOWAS Membership

    Although Morocco is aiming to diversify its trade relations into West Africa, political and social opposition within ECOWAS raises questions about its real intentions.

    • The Maghreb’s Fragile Edges

      Nearly a decade after the Arab uprisings, tempers in the outlying regions of the Maghreb are on the boil. Scarred by a history of states’ neglect, with poverty rates often more than triple that of urban areas, these frontiers of discontent are being transformed into incubators of instability.

      • Sada - Analysis

      Disjointed Gulf–Maghreb Cooperation

      • Jacques Roussellier
      • January 18, 2018

      While countries in the Maghreb and the Gulf are increasing their security cooperation, they lack a long-term strategic understanding.

      • Diwan

      The Scars of Office

      Carnegie’s Intissar Fakir discusses Morocco’s PJD and what its experience of governing has meant for the kingdom.

      • Paper

      Morocco’s Islamist Party: Redefining Politics Under Pressure

      Morocco’s Party of Justice and Development sought to show that it is possible to carve out a larger role for government while remaining loyal to the palace.

      • Sada - Analysis

      Morocco’s Pursuit of Judicial Independence

      • Abdellatif Chentouf
      • November 28, 2017

      Morocco’s transfer of the public prosecutor out of the Ministry of Justice signals a broader shift toward the judiciary’s independence from the executive.

      • Diwan

      The Mood in the Maghreb

      • Ghida Tayara
      • November 21, 2017

      Analyst Sergio Altuna Galán discusses Al-Qa‘eda’s rebranding, as well as the jihadi situation in Tunisia and Libya.

      • Diwan

      Playing the Status Quo

      Morocco is approaching the Western Sahara issue with greater tactical flexibility, and it appears to be reaping benefits.

      • Diwan

      Complex and Dangerous

      • Ghida Tayara
      • November 07, 2017

      Yahia H. Zoubir discusses the situation in the Sahel, where weak states and illegal trafficking prevail.

      • Sada - Analysis

      The Forgotten Maghreb–Sahel Nexus

      • Jacques Roussellier
      • October 31, 2017

      In confronting the Sahel’s transnational security challenges, international actors would benefit from giving Maghreb states a role in stabilization and development.

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