Morocco and the United States Officially Launch “Initiative to Address Homegrown Terrorism”

Washington, DC, November 16, 2017 (MACP) – The United States and Morocco officially launched the “Initiative to Address Homegrown Terrorism” yesterday in Malta, convening over 70 government officials, law enforcement officers, and non-governmental representatives from 25 countries to “discuss trends and issues associated with homegrown terrorism, and highlight available tools and programs to address this threat.” Announced in September as part of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) and in partnership ...

Morocco and the United States to Launch New Counterterrorism Initiative

Washington, DC, September 21, 2017 (MACP) – In a fact sheet issued yesterday, the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) announced that the United States will launch a new initiative with Morocco, “The Initiative to Address Homegrown Violent Extremists,” to be implemented in partnership with the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ). The Initiative will “[address] the growing threat posed by ISIL/Da’esh-inspired and linked Homegrown Violent Extremists (HVEs), ...

Morocco Remains Safe despite Rise in Terrorist Activity in North Africa/Sahel in 2016

Study Lauds Morocco’s Counterterrorism Initiatives, Urges Resolution to Sahara Conflict Washington, DC, April 14, 2017, Moroccan American Center for Policy (MACP) — The number of terrorist incidents in the Maghreb and Sahel regions of Africa rose 14% in 2016, according to a study released Thursday by The Inter-University Center on Terrorism Studies (IUCTS) and the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, reaching the second highest level since 9/11. The eighth annual ...

Morocco, Longtime US Counterterrorism Ally, Attends Anti-ISIS Coalition Meeting in Washington

Washington, DC, March 23, 2017, Moroccan American Center for Policy (MACP) — Nasser Bourita, Morocco’s Minister Delegate of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, was in Washington yesterday for a meeting of the Ministers of the anti-ISIS Global Coalition, convened by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to “review and accelerate the campaign for the lasting defeat of ISIS.” Morocco was the first Maghreb country to join the coalition, and was designated ...

Morocco, US Conclude Tenth Annual Flintlock Military Exercise

Washington, DC, March 17, 2017, Moroccan American Center for Policy (MACP) — United States forces yesterday concluded Exercise Flintlock 2017, a three-week military training exercise in Morocco and six other African host nations sponsored by US Africa Command. More than 2,000 military personnel from 24 African and Western nations participated in the tenth iteration of the exercise, which was established in 2005 to “[strengthen] security institutions, [promote] multilateral sharing of ...
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