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Morocco sets path for reform but questions of impact linger

Will Mohammed VI's reforms be enough - and can he finance them?

Morocco’s monarchy spent the better part of 2011 touting new political reforms. Now, following the first national elections under a new constitution, the country’s leadership is faced with the challenge of finding a stable way forward and the means to pay for its new spending plans.

December 8th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics | Read More »

Bombing the road to democracy

The morning after at the Argana cafe in Marrakech. Photo: Filskifoto.

We may never know reliably why the man who left a bomb in a backpack at the Argana café in Marrakech’s world-famous Jamaa el Fna square, killing 17 people, did what he did.

May 18th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

The Tejero coup, North Africa and back-slapping

The Tejero coup, North Africa and back-slapping

Josep Ramoneda looks at how Spain has celebrated the 30th anniversary of the foiling of the February 23 Tejero attempted coup, against the backdrop of the ongoing turmoil in North Africa, and he doesn’t like what he sees.

February 28th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Camp mentality reflects Western Sahara’s new dissidence

The Sahrawi camp set up to protest against Moroccan policy in the Saharan region has been violently dismantled. This episode contains some significant lessons for both Rabat and the pro-independence Polisario.

November 15th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Spain and Morocco’s annual spat over for another year

Despite the diplomatic tensions between Madrid and Rabat during the summer, this kind of problem has become a regular summer occurrence.

October 4th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Morocco edges closer to Europe

As Granada hosts the EU-Morocco summit, a host of diplomatic, economic and political issues condition Europe’s relationship with the North African country.

March 5th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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