Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb remains a looming threat, with its proven adaptability and resilience, and its high capacity for destruction.
Reforms and development in the wake of the Arab Spring protests in Morocco have addressed some surface issues but have failed to resolve underlying structural problems.
This all-day conference brings together leading scholars from around the world to examine security and governance challenges in the Maghreb-Sahel.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a review of its first Arab Experts Survey. Conducted in both English and Arabic, the survey represents the views of more than one hundred accomplished political thinkers representing almost every Arab country.
Recognizing the political shortcomings of marginalizing Salafis, Moroccan decision-makers are making efforts to reconcile Salafism with religious institutions’ Sufi character.
Moroccan activists formerly associated with the February 20 Movement are redirecting their focus to cultural activities away from overtly political demands.
Almost five years after the outbreak of the Arab Spring, countries across North Africa are experiencing different phases of political change.
Long neglected by outside powers, the Sahel region stands at the strategic nexus of a number of growing challenges facing the African continent, Europe, and the wider Middle East.
Morocco’s Justice and Spirituality movement has always existed outside the mainstream political arena, and there is little reason to expect that to change.
In the absence of open dialogue on the Western Sahara issue, the United Nations is pursuing a middle-of-the-road approach to accommodate the demands of both Morocco and the Polisario.