Posts Tagged ‘arab spring’

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 ...

How Does Morocco Measure up to the Challenge of Defining ‘Citizenship?’ – Jean R. AbiNader

  . * UN Study Opens Debate on Citizenship Post-Arab Spring * . Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC June 13, 2014 In a multi-year study of the impact of the Arab Spring on democracy, social development, civic activism, and governance, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) released “The Promises of Spring – Citizenship and Civic Engagement in Democratic Transitions” in mid-2013. The report team was led by ...

Fitch Ratings: Morocco Shows Resilience and Growth since Arab Spring – Jean AbiNader

. * Leads in Investments and Economic Indicators in North Africa * . Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC May 23, 2014 A new report from Fitch Ratings offers strong praise for the social and political stability Morocco has demonstrated “since the start of the Arab Spring in early 2011,” comparing it favorably with its neighbors, even the hopeful success story in Tunisia.  The report notes: “The smoother political transition in Morocco ...

Defining Religious Space in the Maghreb: The Case of Morocco – Caitlin Dearing Scott

 . . * “Morocco’s experiences offer important guidance, and its strategy should be closely studied as its neighbors undertake their own efforts to combat extremism through the promotion of moderate Islam.” * . Caitlin Dearing Scott, MAC May 17, 2014 In “The Struggle for Religious Identity in Tunisia and the Maghreb,” an analysis released this week by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Haim Malka addresses how governments ...

IMF’s Christine Lagarde on Need for Strengthening “the Middle” – Jean R. AbiNader

. * Speaks in Morocco on challenges of post-Arab Spring economic and human development * . Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC May 9, 2014 In Rabat on May 8, Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), provided her analysis and prognosis of the “The Arab Countries in Transition—Strengthening the Economic Middle,” an insightful overview of the challenges and trends in the region. Lagarde noted that despite the ...
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