Missing an Opportunity with Morocco, Western Sahara – Southeast Missourian

. *”Kerry’s time in Morocco reinforced the long-standing alliance we share with the kingdom, but there is a window to do much more.” * . Southeeast Missourian (July 22, 2014) — The Obama administration has been very engaged in North Africa, from the president’s 2009 Cairo speech to the policy of “leading from behind” during the Libyan Revolution of 2011. These efforts have had limited success, with some spectacular failures, ...

Morocco Calls on Algeria to Address Conditions of Displaced Moroccans – Middle East Monitor

* “Morocco had been contacting Algeria for some time in order to solve this file.” *   Middle East Monitor (July 23, 2014) — The Moroccan Foreign Ministry renewed its call on Tuesday for the Algerian authorities to convene a meeting of the Moroccan-Algerian joint committee to address the rights of displaced Moroccans who were expelled from Algeria in 1975, Al-Quds newspaper reported. The newspaper cited Mbarka Bouaida, Morocco’s Minister ...

Mali, Morocco Boost Security Collaboration – Magharebia

* “The kingdom is presenting itself as a model in uprooting jihadism and maintaining stability in the region…” *   Magharebia, by Jemal Omar (Nouakchott, Mauritania, July 22, 2014) — Morocco and Mali’s leaders want to confront joint challenges, represented by the danger of extremist religious discourse and the threat of terrorist groups in the Sahel and Maghreb. Two hundred Malian soldiers on Sunday, July 20th, left Bamako for training ...

Is Morocco Leading by Example? — The Atlantic Council, Karim Mezran

 . * “Morocco not only receives top marks as the most stable country of the Maghreb region, it also leads the region in progress on social and political reforms.” *  . Karim Mezran The Atlantic Council July 21, 2014 Most observers, saddened and appalled by the collapse of security and the spread of violence across the Middle East—from Libya to Egypt to Syria, Iraq, and Bahrain, not to mention the ...

Benkirane: Morocco is an Example for the Region – Middle East Monitor

. * Morocco’s political experience has provided a model across the region, said Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane, despite challenges encountered following revolutions in a number of neighboring countries. * . Middle East Monitor (July 9, 2014) — The Moroccan political experience under the Islamists Justice and Development Party coalition government has provided a model across the region despite the challenges encountered and tremors that followed the revolutions in a number ...
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