Abdelhak Bassou

Abdelhak Bassou occupied several offices within the Directorate General of the Moroccan National Security where he was Borders’ Division Chief from 1978 to 1993. He was the former Director of the Royal Institute of Police in 1998. He also served as the Chief of Regional Security (Errachidia 1999-2003, Sidi Kacem 2003-2005) and was also Head of the Central General Intelligence from 2006 to 2009.

He also contributed to the output of several international organizations endeavors including the Council of Arab Interior Ministers from 1986 to 1992, where he represented the Directorate General of National Security in several meetings. Abdelhak Bassou holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science and International Studies from the Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences of Agdal in Rabat.

Works by this author

Violent Extremism in the Sahel: The Birth of a Third Generation of Terrorism?

Ramaphosa à la Tête de l’ANC: Une Cohabitation qui ne Dit pas son Nom / Ramaphosa at the helm of the ANC: A cloaked cohabitation

Ramaphosa at the Helm of the ANC: A Cloaked Cohabitation

L’Etat, les Frontières et le Territoire au Sahel: Cas du G5 Sahel / State, Borders and Territory in the Sahel: The Case of the G5 Sahel

State, Borders and Territory in the Sahel: The Case of the G5 Sahel

De la Méditerranée à l’Atlantique : le Couloir de Vulnérabilité face au Terrorisme

From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic: A Corridor Vulnerable to Terrorism

China faced with the Proliferation of the Terrorist Phenomenon in Africa

Development and/or Security: Issues Concerning the Relationship between the European Union, the Maghreb and the Sahel

Développement et/ou Sécurité: Enjeux de la Relation entre l’Union Européenne, le Maghreb et le Sahel / Development and/or Security: Issues of the Relationship between the European Union, the Maghreb and the Sahel

Le Sahel Face aux Tendances Al Qaeda et Daech : Quel Dénouement Possible ? / Al Qaeda vs. Daech in the Sahel: What to Expect?

La Chine face à la Prolifération du Phénomène Terroriste en Afrique / China faced with the Proliferation of the Terrorist Phenomenon in Africa

Africa’s Natural Resources and Geopolitical Realities

Combattants Terroristes étrangers : Le Temps des Retours

The "Islamic State" Organization: a Continuation of al Qaeda or an Emerging Rift? / L'organisation "Etat Islamique" : Continuation d'Al Qaeda ou émergence en rupture

The Importance of Agricultural Policy in Terms of Security, Defense and Sovereignty / L’importance des Politiques Agricoles en Termes de Sécurité, de Défense et de Souveraineté

African Architecture for Peace and Security: Relevance in the Design and Difficulties in Achievement / Architecture Africaine de Paix et de Sécurité : Pertinence dans la Conception et Difficultés dans les Réalisations

Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters: An Imminent Threat to Manage / Retour des Combattants Terroristes étrangers: Une Menace Imminente à Gérer /

Al Qaeda vs. Daech in the Sahel : What to Expect?

Combattants Terroristes étrangers: Le Temps des Retours / Foreign Terrorist Fighters: Time to Return

Le Golfe de Guinée, Zone de Contrastes: Richesses et Vulnérabilités / The Gulf of Guinea, an Area of Contrasts: Wealth and Vulnerabilities