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As UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech Approaches, What is the State of Morocco’s National Security?

What is the state of security today in Morocco? An initial answer would be that the country is still vulnerable for a number of reasons. According to recent reports, Moroccan jihadists are continuing to join IS in Libya and are increasing communication and coordination with sympathizers back home.

Dollar Crisis pushes Egypt’s Economy to the Brink

Egypt is working hard to clamp down on the black market, in an attempt to contain its dollar crisis. Since the revolution in 2011 and subsequent political unrest foreign currency reserves of the Central Bank of Egypt have dwindled, from $35bn to $15.5bn this August. In August 2016 Egypt’s budget deficit stands at 12% of GDP, its trade deficit at 7% and the official unemployment rate is 13%.

The Role of Egypt’s Judiciary in a Polarized Society

The rapidly increasing number of death sentences has drawn sharp criticism from human rights organizations and world leaders…

Turkey increases Pressure on the Media

Despite Erdogan’s proclamation that Turkey has “the world’s freest press”, government pressure on the media has increased steadily and is expected to intensify further.

Muslim Responses to the Charlie Hebdo Attack

After the tragic event that took place in the office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on 7 January 2015, there has been a worldwide debate on what really constitutes freedom of speech. The satirical magazine had been previously involved in controversy for a contemptuous portray of the Prophet Muhammad that led to death […]

Global Jihad—How it Spread and Thrived

It was when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979 that the so-called international jihad was resurrected in modern times. The invasion was seen as one by a communist power against a Muslim land, when communism was Islam’s fiercest ideological enemy. The idea enraged Muslims across the world and drove thousands to go to fight […]

Global Jihad—How it Spread and Thrived

It was when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979 that the so-called international jihad was resurrected in modern times. The invasion was seen as one by a communist power against a Muslim land, when communism was Islam’s fiercest ideological enemy. The idea enraged Muslims across the world and drove thousands to go to fight […]

From Antiquity to World War II

The original inhabitants of North Africa apparently descended from Neolithic people who migrated there between 15,000 and 10,000 BCE. They were nomadic herdsmen who occasionally cultivated land and hunted. The earliest evidence of (semi-)permanent settlements in Libya dates back to 8000 BCE. The main source of knowledge about this period is the petroglyphs in the Acacus Mountains (near Ghat), Wadi Matkhandoush (south-west of Sabha), and Tassili n’Ajjer and the Hoggar Mountains (both in Algeria).

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