Respect for human rights is a common denominator in the Western Sahara conflict that the international community should back at all costs.
The palace uses its secular allies to go after ruling Islamists, exacerbating tensions that might well lead to the fall of their government.
Morocco’s new dialogue aims to reduce ideological polarizations regarding the rehabilitation of Salafi-jihadis detained under the Anti-Terrorism Law.
Despite rising popular support and stalled programs of reform, Morocco’s Justice and Development Party still has to toe the palace line.
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.
Al-Adl wal-Ihsan’s relationship with the palace is unlikely to change following the death of its founder, Abdessalam Yassine.
The Arab Spring has created new opportunities for the Kingdom to engage regionally—as the upcoming Community of Sahel-Saharan States meeting is likely to reveal.
Populism seems to be changing the face of Morocco’s political parties—as they all pursue this approach to stay relevant.
A group of self-anointed brokers have emerged and are attempting a solution to the long standing issue of detained Salafi extremists. But why now?
Even the country’s most conservative Islamists are reevaluating their approach to politics to keep up with change.