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Conflict Trends Issue 1 2012

This issue has seven articles. 'Assessing the African Union’s Response to the Libyan Crisis' analyses the AU’s response to the Libyan crisis as represented by its roadmap as well as its decision to recognise the National Transitional Council (NTC). …

Entrepreneuriat des Jeunes et Développement de l’Esprit d’Entreprise au Maroc : l’Expérience de Moukawalati / Youth Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurship Spirit in Morocco : the Moukawalati Experience

"The Moukawalati programme, which is the subject of our research, aims to combat youth unemployment in Morocco through the promotion of the enterprise spirit and the improvement of the business climate. Hence the formulation of several recommendati…

A Critical Look at the 2011 North African Revolutions and their Implications

"The overarching objective of this conference was to assist a variety of African policy and decision makers and other stakeholders to formulate informed policies for an effective management of the crises in North Africa at these interesting but ext…

Western Sahara Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?

"Since the Spanish colonial administration withdrew from Western Sahara in February 1976 and Morocco moved in to occupy the territory, the conflict that ensued between Rabat and the Polisario Front, backed by Algeria, has proven very divisive in the…

Implications of the 2007 Elections on Moroccan Political Development

"This report discussed and analyzed the 2007 elections in Morocco. The setbacks that was experienced should be understood particularly viewing the consensus around the economy, the relative strength of the monarchy, the trouble within the Islamist m…

The experience of South African firms doing business in Africa: a preliminary survey and analysis

"A key challenge for Africa in the 21st century is to develop an enabling business environment. This is a clear objective of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad). Business, it is presumed, can provide the necessary impetus to unlock…

Morocco and South Africa globalisation, development and pivotal states

Both Morocco and South Africa are key states in their respective regions in an age when regional integration is both a stepping stone to fuel global participation and competitiveness for African development. This paper then focus on the similarities…

Beyond the 'War on Terror' A Study of Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism in the Maghreb

"This study, although preliminary and exploratory in nature, considers the criminal justice measures taken by the governments of Algeria,Morocco and Tunisia to meet their international counter-terrorism obligations. These Maghreb countries have more…

Terrorism in the Maghreb The Transnationalisation of Domestic Terrorism

"This monograph will attempt to place the threat and implication of the name change announcement of the Salafist Group for Combat and Preaching (GSPC)to al-Qa’eda in the Land of the Islamic Maghreb (AQLIM) in context, with the primary focus on even…

Western Sahara: Understanding the Roots of the Conflict and Suggesting a Way Out

"This Situation Report is based on the proceedings of a roundtable seminar. Written papers were submitted which was based on the verbal interventions, organised around three main themes. The contributions were published without any changes. There ar…

20 Years of Rule: 20 Years of Consolidatio20 Ans de Règne: 20 Ans de Consolidation d’une Politique étrangère Indépendante et Diversifiée n of an Independent and Diversified Foreign Policy /

By integrating the AU, Morocco has brought its experience and expertise to many thematic or transversal topics. In addition to the issue of Migration and the African Observatory on Migration, the Kingdom has contributed to the negotiations and the e…

Measuring the Middle Class in the World and in Morocco

The rise of the middle class in the emerging economies is affecting significantly consumption habits and thus, transforming these economies. The size and growth of the middle class is of interest to gauge market potential for many products, and can…

2019 Secretary-General Report on Sahara: What’s New - ‘Neighbouring States as Parties’ in Roundtable

Few weeks ago, I gained the chance of reading the UN Security Council resolution 2468 of 30 April on MINURSO, and was surprised by the frequently repeated expression of “Morocco, the Frente Polisario, Algeria, and Mauritania”, instead of the previou…

Inequality in Morocco: An International Perspective

Income inequality is high in Morocco. In 2013, the share of national income of the richest 10% in Morocco stood at nearly 32%, 12 times higher than the share of national income of the poorest 10% of the population. This paper argues that, drawing on…

Taux de Change Fixe / Taux de Change Flottant: Le cas du Maroc / Fixed Exchange Rate / Floating Exchange Rate: The case of Morocco

In the midst of an orderly transition of its exchange rate regime, under the benevolent authority of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Kingdom of Morocco is a very concrete example of the advantages and disadvantages of the two dominant exc…

Diagnostic Stratégique de l’émergence économique du Maroc / Strategic Diagnosis of Morocco's Economic Emergence

This document is based on the approach adopted in the book "The economic emergence of nations: definition and measurement ” by Moubarack Lo (2017) and which is summarized below. The first part outlines a definition of the concept of upsurge and eme…

Morocco’s Excessive Geographic Export Concentration

In this brief, we review the evidence on Morocco’s export concentration, discuss its causes, and then draw some policy implications. The main message is that Morocco needs to raise its game in some less familiar markets and move outside its comfort …

Climate Change: Few Moroccans see it as Making Life Worse, Feel Empowered to Fight it

Since its participation in the ground-breaking Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit in 1992, Morocco has consistently contributed to international efforts to fight the effects of climate change. The country has launched several projects aimed at reducing the…

Morocco’s Sovereignty over Natural Resources in Saharan Provinces - Taking Cherry Blossom Case as an Example -

The challenges against Morocco’s sovereignty over natural resources in Saharan districts will be thoroughly examined and criticized. First, the inaccurate interpretation by the EU court of the phrase “a status separate and distinct from an administe…

Le Maroc à l’épreuve du Covid-19: de l’Etat Nation à l’Etat Social / Morocco in the Ordeal of Covid-19: From the Nation State to the Social State

The Covid-19 is an evil that the Kingdom will have chosen very early on to fight head-on, at all costs and whatever the sacrifices, with the supreme objective of guaranteeing national security in the broadest sense of the word. The timely measures, …

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