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Rethinking the Mediterranean Strategic Agenda in an Evolving Environment

The initiation of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership had the aim to build a space of shared prosperity and security among all the countries in the region. The objective's achievement, however, continues to be challenged by several geopolitical, ec...

Industrial Policy: A Guide for the Perplexed

International trade, which has become a pervasive feature of our lives, remains controversial and resisted across the world. High and rising income inequality, which is often blamed on international trade, especially trade with China, is one reaso...

Policies for Managing Natural Resources in Low Income Countries

The specific example of the South Sudan is used in this paper in order to examine the conditions in poor developing countries such as political instability, limited financial and physical infrastructure, low human resources and failing institution...

The Water – Energy – Food Nexus: Who Owns it?

Over the last few years, the water-energy-food (WEF) nexus has emerged as an innovative and holistic platform for resource management and allocation. Unlike many other disciplines that make their way to the policy circle through academic debates, ...

Managing Natural Resources: an Attempt to Clarify the Debate

The Management of natural resources is a matter of great importance, both politically, socially, environmentally and economically. The subject is, though, vast and varied and sufficiently legitimate to clarify the terms of the debate. Since it obv...

Rethinking Development Finance: Towards a New “possible trinity” for Growth?

Development finance is an issue that typically concerns developing countries. This is where numerous, grave socio-economic problems persist, including – and not among the least – the need for stable development finance in higher quantity and of h...

Africa’s Natural Resources and Geopolitical Realities

For its 6th edition, the Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa, focused on the theme of Natural Resource Governance in Africa. One of the forum session’s key discussion points sought to "understand and explain why the exploitation of these ...

Does Growth Create Jobs in the G-20 Economies?

There is a striking variation among the G-20 countries in the extent to which employment and unemployment respond to growth over the course of a year. In some countries (for example, Australia, Korea and South Africa), labor markets are quite resp...

A Chequered African History of Commodity Markets, Part one: Bauxite and Aluminium

The African endowment in mineral resources is well known and has often been a mixed blessing, according to the so called “natural resources curse”. Bauxite, an ore that serves as a feedstock for aluminium production, is particularly present in Gui...

Combattants Terroristes étrangers : Le Temps des Retours

The defeat of the terrorist organizations in the Middle East is expected even though it will take some time, thus Daech and Jabhat Fath Al Sham show resistance. The first was due to its amenities and guerrilla tactics, the second because since it ...

The Future of Globalization

Despite the threat posed by protectionism, right-wing nationalism and left wing populism – there is not yet an end to globalization, but rather a continuation which is the most likely scenario and perhaps even acceleration, as the world catches up...

Europe in North Africa: Fighting Short-Termism

The stability, security and prosperity of both Europe and North Africa are inextricably linked and both regions are bound in a strategic relationship. European countries - both individually and collectively (inside and outside the framework of th...

Should Developing Countries Fear Secular Stagnation?

This policy paper examines the case for secular stagnation and focuses on what the syndrome of concerns that underlie it implies for developing countries. The concerns are far from idle, since economic growth in developing countries has also slowe...

Using Foreign Direct Investment to Upgrade and Diversify Exports from Morocco: Opportunities and Challenges in Comparative Perspective

Developing countries that manage to upgrade and diversify their export profile grow more rapidly and achieve greater welfare gains than countries that simply export larger volumes of what they have traditionally produced. This discussion paper ...

Ethiopia: Emergence and Positive Change in a Turbulent Geopolitical Context

Through this paper, an anthropological and historical approach was used in the first part, in order to understand Ethiopia’s modern state building process since the fall of Haile Selassie’s empire to the rise of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionar...

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

Over the past two years, many foreign terrorist fighters have returned, but the dismantling of the organized military structures of Daesh and Jabhat Fath Al Sham will accelerate this migration. Returns will take place over the next two years in a ...

Le Grand Retour du Maroc à l’Union Africaine / Morocco's Return to the African Union

The historical reintegration of the Kingdom to the African Union has been ratified at the 28th summit of the top of the Pan-African organization in Addis Ababa on 30 and 31 January 2017, the near unanimity of Heads of State and African governments...

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

The terrorist landscape in the Sahel is characterized by multiple players that destabilize the countries in the region. Despite the fact that each terrorist group has particular areas of action and zones of influence, nevertheless two main ideolog...

Relations between Morocco and Sub Saharan Africa: What is the Potential for Trade and Foreign Direct Investment? / Relations Entre le Maroc et l’Afrique Sub Saharienne : Quels Potentiels pour le Commerce et les Investissements Directs étrangers ?

Central banks of large advanced and many emerging market economies have recently gone through a period of extraordinary expansion of balance sheets and are all now possibly facing a transition to less abnormal times. However, the fact that one gro...

Les Atouts du Maroc dans le Domaine de l'énergie Verte/ Morocco’s Green Energy Opportunity

The energy landscape in Morocco has been changing rapidly over the past decades. Factors like population growth, industrialization and rising living standards which have been accompanied by rising access rates to electricity as well as high rates...

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