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Is Morocco a haven for multiculturalism ?

Dr Mohamed Chtatou There is no doubt that Morocco occupies a strategic position in its region. As a matter of fact, it sits on the crossroad of many cultures, religions and civilizations, and has through centuries become a true melting pot…

Libya romancing the existential wasteland

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…

The Arabs and their dream of democracy

By Dr Mohamed Chtatou Carlos Latuff’s domino When Bouazizi, this young Tunisian fruit street vendor, was molested harshly by the police force of his country for doing business without a license, he felt humiliated by a repressive regime in…

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…