More on Morocco’s Efforts to Counter Terrorism and Violent Extremism

Caitlin Dearing Scott September 22, 2017 Over the past week, Morocco has undertaken a number of initiatives to advance regional and global cooperation on countering terrorism and violent extremism. From deepening intelligence cooperation with European countries to analyzing the roots of radicalization in coordination with the United States, these latest initiatives underscore once again the country’s leadership in confronting one of today’s most pressing challenges. Here is a summary of ...

The Latest on Morocco’s Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism

Caitlin Dearing Scott September 18, 2017 Over the past decade, Morocco has been at the forefront of efforts to counter violent extremism – whether through training imams to preach tolerance or promoting reform and development to ensure that people susceptible to extremist influences have alternative paths. Cognizant of the role of prisons – as both a catalyst for extremism and a place to combat it – the Kingdom has focused ...

The Problem of Assigning Extremist Origins – David S. Bloom

David S. Bloom September 7, 2017 In the wake of the latest terrorist attacks in Western Europe, there has been much consternation in the press over who or what is responsible, as people look for patterns and try to understand what ties these incidents together. It is a natural response in the search for answers and eventual solutions. Many point to social and economic marginalization. Many more point to religion ...

The Maroc Talk Podcast

Welcome to the Maroc Talk Podcast. Follow this space for news, discussion, and interviews on Morocco: Maroc Talk 10.30.17: The Role of AMIDEAST in Morocco Maroc Talk 9.7.17: Peace Corps Morocco Maroc Talk 8.24.17: Africa is the Future Maroc Talk 8.16.17: Leila Hanafi on Regional Reform and Women’s Rights Maroc Talk 8.2.17: Talking about Throne Day 2017

Closed Borders Deepen Security Issues in North Africa – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC August 10, 2017 Without better security coordination and cooperation among Maghreb countries, effectively addressing challenges like illegal immigration, smuggling, and terrorism remains difficult. In a previous blog, I argued that on economic grounds alone, open borders would benefit all of the Maghreb countries, Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia. Three recent articles spell out the dangers as well to regional security resulting from closed borders, troubles ...
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