Posts Tagged ‘countering violent extremism’

Counterterrorism: Triangular Cooperation Between Morocco, Spain and France is Excellent | North Africa Post

Morocco’s cooperation with European partners on security is “excellent and exemplary”: Spanish Foreign Affairs minister José Manuel García has hailed the cooperation ties existing between security services of Morocco, Spain and France, saying this triangular cooperation is currently unmatched, the best-ever and the closest in history. Spain cooperates in this field with its neighboring countries, added the top Spanish diplomat, noting that his country is part of the international coalition ...

Morocco’s Imam academy leading the way in combating radical Islam | Your Middle East

Morocco’s imam training academy, part of its comprehensive strategy to combat violent extremism, is “probably the first organized reaction to the massive fundamentalist tsunami in religious preaching and education”: [...] As a follow up to this dramatic event, Mohammed VI launched on May 18, 2005 the National Human Development Initiative (INDH), a national solidarity project aimed at empowering the needy and alleviating poverty. This was followed by a rigorous program ...

Morocco’s Islamic Exports | Foreign Affairs

A look inside Morocco’s Imam training academy, and how it plays a major role in the “global war of ideas against Islamic radicalism”: At first glance, Madinat Al Irfane seems like an odd location from which to launch a global war of ideas against Islamic radicalism. The upscale middle-class suburb of Rabat is packed with nondescript office buildings and recently built apartment blocks, telltale signs of the widening prosperity of ...

The Best Intentions Do Not Always Make Great Policy – Jean R. AbiNader

To Fix Its Middle East Policy, US Must Support Assets while Confronting Challenges Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC April 22, 2016 If you think the label “silly season” only describes tsunamis whirling around the national elections, you’re missing an important contest among US think tanks to frame policy options for the next administration. What’s interesting about the exercise is that it doesn’t matter who wins, since the same realities, domestic and ...

Morocco Replaces Turkey as New Co-chair of GCTF | MAP

Morocco, already a global leader in the fight against violent extremism, is taking over the co-presidency of the Global Counter Terrorism Forum (GCTF): The transfer of the co-presidency of the Global Counter Terrorism Forum (GCTF) from Turkey to Morocco took place here on Wednesday on the occasion of the 9th meeting of the GCTF’s coordination committee. Morocco and Netherlands will co-chair the GCTF replacing Turkey and the US. Speaking on ...
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