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.
Through compromise and cooperation, Morocco’s king and the ruling Islamist Party of Justice and Development have figured out how to get along.
Sada speaks to Mohammed Hakiki, the executive director of the Karama Human Rights Forum, about how to contain the Islamic State’s appeal.
The Arab Spring–driven 2011 constitutional reforms may be changing Morocco’s political system more than anticipated. Namely, it has allowed Morocco’s governing Islamist party to increase the palace’s political accountability.
The rise of ISIS gives Algeria an opportunity to regain the regional influence it lost following its failure to play an effective role in the Mali conflict.
Although Morocco is not immune to terrorism, the authorities’ exaggeration of the security threat does more to serve the Ministry of Interior than to fight terrorism.
With the exception of the Islamists, Morocco’s political parties have failed to take advantage of the post-2011 openings in political space.
Reducing the role of the EU institutions in foreign policy making has severely dented the union’s standing, credibility, and influence in the Arab world and beyond.
Morocco’s peculiar political realities and the ruling Islamist party’s patient and non-threatening formula for political change have so far allowed the Islamist experiment to limp along.
Recent cases of violence at Moroccan universities expose the depth of the rift between Islamists and leftists, a rift that strengthens the regime’s hand.