What an eye-catching headline! The tarboush, a/k/a the fez of Middle Eastern and Arab lore, was pegged as the root cause of the recent flap between ...
As Morocco's strategic partner, the U.S. must ensure that its dollars, military support, and political support generate momentum for human rights. Moroccan authorities shouldn't be allowed to presume that their relationship with the U.S. is a blank check.
The extraordinarily restrictive immigration policies of rich countries are motivated in part by xenophobia, and in some cases by simple racism. But those policies are also the result of faulty economic thinking.
Despite the number of challenges he has faced, King Muhammad VI has been the only member of the Class of 1999/2000 to successfully weather the Arab Spring. His willingness to engage in genuine reforms and his ability to appeal to opposition groups has set him apart.
Since the charges against him are wholly baseless, what then could possibly explain them? An esteemed journalist now sits in a Moroccan jail not because he did anything wrong, but because the Moroccan regime is bent on re-asserting its own authority, clamping down on any signs of protest.
Like Gaudí in Barcelona, Nieto captured the spirit of a city and immortalised it in brick and mortar. Europe or Africa? I would call Melilla "Moderniste."
A new president takes the helm in Mali today, and Moroccan king Muhammad VI is in the Malian capital Bamako as an honored guest, to congratulate him personally as well as lay out plans to build on a relationship the king has been nurturing.
by Maria Glenna Tunis - The suspension of Tunisia's National Constituent Assembly on 7 August once again prompted comparisons between Tunisia and Egy...
In Cairo, Egyptian history appears to have completed a bloody full circle. First the crowds filled Tahrir Square to demand the end of a military-backed dictatorship. Then, just two years later, the crowds filled Tahrir Square again to demand the restoration of a military-backed dictatorship.
It's a sad day when our government has to shut down our embassies and diplomatic posts in such vast numbers. But it's an equally sad day when nobody really questions or digs beyond the surface into why such extreme actions must be taken.
The Tunisian political landscape cannot be analyzed and understood in its full complexity without putting it against the regional and global context of "the Arab revolutions," these social and political turmoil that made it possible to decapitate two of the most despotic and corrupt regimes in the Arab region.
Is it safe to mix freedom, journalism and religion in today's Arab world? Mention those three topics together and you're likely to start a riot - or a...
Qatar has embarked on an ambitious plan to ensure that public and private schools in the Arab Gulf emirate are fully media and information literate by 2014. It is also aiming further afield to reach institutions in the Middle East and Africa.
It's a very ambitious plan that will require a gargantuan effort on journalists' part given the stakes involved, as members of parliament and ministers are not obliged to divest themselves of business interests.
The repatriation of $28.8 million of Ben Ali's stolen assets is a victory for the people of Tunisia. Now, let's try to keep it there.
Tagine, here, is an artform. I've been on this planet for over a quarter of a century and why is it only now that I've come to Morocco?