A Difficult Inheritance Volume 7, No. 3 – September 2003 A Difficult Inheritance: Moroccan Society under King Muhammad VI By Michael M. Laskier This article addresses King Hasan II’s legacy and the central problems facing his son and successor, Muhammad VI. These problems include the need for reform in human rights and democracy, the Islamist […]
STATE AND ISLAMISM IN THE MAGHREB Volume 7, No. 1 – March 2003 State and Islamism in THE Maghreb By Aziz Enhaili and Oumelkheir Adda Read this article in French Each of the three Maghreb states–Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco–dealt differently with internal Islamist movements. This study explains how these differences are derived from three factors: […]
Editor’s Summary: This study highlights Israel’s contacts with Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia from the 1950s to the 1970s, at a time when such contacts were conducted very secretly. The author uses archival materials and interviews to detail these developments and explains the motivations and constraints of various Arab and Israel actors.
Volume 2, No. 1 – March 1998 ALGERIA’S TERRIFYING BUT UNSURPRISING AGONY By Rami G. Khouri We do not even know how many people have died in the last five years — estimates of the dead range from 80,000 to over 120,000. However sad, Algeria today may be the logical, violent consequence of […]
A proper understanding of the Islamic challenge in Algeria and comparing the Algerian experience to Morocco and Tunisia is urgent. Not only is the Maghrib different than the Mashriq (Arab East), but experience within the Maghrib itself is highly varied. Algeria’s sudden, wholesale adoption of a Western-style political liberalization program in 1989-91 was unprecedented in […]