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Reflections on The “Moroccan Exception”

Dr Mohamed Chtatou Morocco, a fascinating country where tradition and modernity coexist and mix happily Morocco is viewed by many as an exception to the norm of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The extent to which this claim…

Libya in the blind alley

By Dr Mohamed Chtatou Very much like what happened with Somalia many decades ago, after the overthrow of its dictator Siad Barre in 1991, Libya is free from Qaddafi and his family but gripped with chaos, lawlessness and instability to the…

Five Lessons On Growing A Business Giant

By Lahcen Haddad Minister of Tourism (2012-2016), Government of Morocco  What do Airbnb, Booking, Uber, Opodo and Expedia have in common, besides the fact that they are all related to the travel and hospitality industry? The answer is that…

Algeria: the game is over

By Dr Mohamed Chtatou In the aftermath of the Arab Spring that some people are now calling the “Arab Winter” the MENA region has been defined by escalating conflict and failing states. Like a row of dominos nation after nation has fallen…

Africa on the move… « Good luck »

By Ali Bouzerda "Wish me good luck ...", that was the simple wish of Fatima Zahra Biaz during a brainstorming debate of Atlantic Dialogues on one of the topics "Africa: one billion youth by 2050". If this date seems remote for some, the…

The Saudi silent revolution

Dr Mohamed Chtatou The Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmane (MBS) is shaking up the ultraconservative Al-Saud Kingdom to its very roots. Is he doing the right thing, at this point in time, or is he duly opening a pandora box, the consequences…