Business Brief: Morocco Tops List of African Countries Investing in Climate Projects, Issues with Morocco’s ECOWAS Bid Featured, and Morocco’s Role in China’s “One Belt, One Road” Strategy is Examined for Long-term Implications – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC November 27, 2017 At COP 23, Morocco was highlighted as the first among MENA countries in attracting funding for climate projects. According to a story in Morocco World News, the study was prepared by the Union for the Mediterranean (UFM) and presented at the global climate change conference in Bonn, COP 23. Looking at investment flows in the region from 2013 to 2016, Morocco garnered 20% of ...

Last Week in Morocco Security News – Caitlin Dearing Scott

Caitlin Dearing Scott November 1, 2017 Morocco continues to use both hard and soft measures to confront terrorism and violent extremism in the Kingdom. Over the last week, there have been a few notable developments in the country’s ongoing CT and CVE efforts. In hard security news, authorities announced two new anti-terrorist operations: On October 23, Moroccan authorities arrested six people on terrorism charges in Rabat, Beni Mellal, and El ...

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 ...
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