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March 20, 2012 | Partnerships Should Be Incentivized

Vivien Pertusot: NATO’s leverage in the Arab world is limited, and the Arab uprisings illustrated it. Transition and reform processes will leave little room for NATO. Its only options are to better clarify its expectations, to listen more, and to cooperate with other actors to offer multifaceted cooperation packages.

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March 15, 2011 | Morocco is not Immune

Ghassan Dahhan: The idea that the Moroccan Kingdom is safe from the revolutionary wave that is currently sweeping across the Arab world rests on wrong premises and on a rather rosy depiction of the present situation. Instead, new dangers are looming over its horizon.

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February 15, 2011 | Why Morocco Won't Go the Way of Egypt

Ece Ozkan: Even if the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia spark a domino effect throughout the Middle East and North Africa, Morocco won’t be one of the countries affected. There is little appetite for deposing its current monarch and the youth is not as politicized as elsewhere in the region.

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April 23, 2010 | Towards Sustainable Security in the Maghreb Region

Jean-Thomas Lesueur: While undergoing important transformations, North Africa constitutes a major challenge for the European Union. Bound by geography and history, the two shores of the Mediterranean (including the European Union, North Africa, and up to Sahel and the Sub-Saharan Region), must cooperate in order to consolidate and expand their partnership, especially as globalization reinforces the logic of regional integration.

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February 23, 2011 | Morocco: Change of a Different Kind is in the Air

Contrary to developments in other countries, Moroccans are not clamoring to oust the regime of King Mohammed VI. ++ Instead, they are merely demanding restrictions on his powers and those of his government. ++ The protestors regard the King not “as an enemy, but as a partner in seeing through their demands.” ++ He needs to make good on the promises he made prior to ascending the

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October 6, 2008 | What Hinders Economic Growth in the Middle East?

Economically speaking,
Arab states have developed at a strikingly slower pace in the last 20 years
than most other regions in the world. This is particularly true for the Arab Mediterranean, including Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and
Morocco, which have failed to capitalize on their especially advantageous
geo-strategic position “at the crossroads of three continents, with

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October 2, 2007 | Surprising Election Result in Morocco Opens New Doors

Moderate Muslims in Morocco are seeking a modus vivendi with Western ruling elites, reports the ISA Consulting Group. Recent parliamentary elections yielded a surprise victory for the secular nationalist Istiqlal party over the PDJ (Islamic Justice and Development Party) and the result suggests important progress towards the incorporation of political Islam in Arab states and the tempering of

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May 28, 2012 | Although article widens our horizons...

January 23, 2011 | Many thanks for exposing the dangers created...


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