Posts Tagged ‘Ahmed Charai’

Hope for the Western Sahara | The National Interest

Ahmed Charai, publisher of the weekly Moroccan newspaper L’Observateur and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, writes in The National Interest about Algeria’s role in stoking the Western Sahara conflict, and considers whether there is hope for change: … More than a generation since the demise of Algeria’s Soviet patron, the Polisario still ...

Morocco: Africa’s Great Stabilizer | The National Interest

Morocco is an ideal partner to promote security and development in Africa: [...] Counter-radicalization With numerous fragile African states at its doorstep, Moroccans are viscerally vested in shoring up their defenses. Part of the threat lies in the radicalization of those neighbors’ youth populations by Qaeda and ISIS-affiliated clerics. Fortunately, Morocco, a global bastion of Islam’s moderate Sufi “mystical” strand, has both the credibility and human infrastructure to compete and ...

The Comeback Kid: Morocco’s Counterterrorism Success Story | The National Interest

Morocco’s comprehensive counter-extremism approach continues to be noticed around the world as an effective and sustainable strategy: [...] As a participant in these conversations, I’ve found that nearly all parties were curious to know more about my own country, Morocco—which over the past ten years has proven to be one of the safest countries in the world. With its new constitution guaranteeing a prominent and credible role of an elective ...

15 Years of Wise Leadership in Morocco

Ahmed Charai of the Huffington Post tells the often overlooked story of Morocco’s progressive path to reform, facilitated by a unique political and social culture, that weathered the violent unrest that swept much of the Arab world: On August 21, Moroccans celebrated the birthday of King Mohammed VI. The occasion comes at a time of glaring contrast between the North African kingdom’s ongoing development and stability on the one hand, and ...
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