Oct 7, 2021

Morocco and Israel are friendlier than ever thanks to the Abraham Accords. But what does this mean for the rest of North Africa?

By Karim Mezran, Alissa Pavia

The agreement between Israel and Morocco sparked a series of chain events in neighboring North African countries that will likely have lasting consequences on the economic, security, and socio-political relations in the region.

Middle East Morocco


Dec 10, 2020

Experts react: What the Morocco-Israel deal means for the Middle East

By Atlantic Council

Atlantic Council experts react to the normalization of ties between Morocco and Israel and what it means for the wider region.

Africa Israel

In the News

Aug 29, 2020

Charai in the Jerusalem Post: Can Arabs and Israelis prosper together?

By Atlantic Council

The Arab world was strangely quiet in the wake of the United Arab Emirates’ announcement of peace with Israel. But the announcement is a strategic victory for both Israel and the UAE, with the potential to impact Arab-Israeli relations as far afield as Morocco. Read Atlantic Council Board Director Ahmed Charai's latest in the Jerusalem Post on the prospects for Arabs and Israelis to prosper together.

Israel Morocco

In the News

Jul 31, 2020

Charai in the National Interest: America must become a world model again

By Atlantic Council

In recent years, America has become a country engulfed in turmoil, withdrawn from the world, wanting for leadership. Yet, all over the world, people still wish for a revival of values-driven American leadership. Read Atlantic Council Board Director Ahmed Charai's latest in the National Interest on the need for the United States to become a global role model again.

Africa Morocco

In the News

Apr 7, 2020

Charai in the National Interest: How Morocco is taking on coronavirus

By Atlantic Council

Moroccans have learned that to reach the horizon beyond the deadly virus that they must address the equality gap among themselves. Read Atlantic Council Board Director Ahmed Charai's latest in the National Interest on how Morocco is taking on the coronavirus.

Africa Coronavirus


Mar 30, 2020

The coronavirus crisis highlights the unique challenges of North African countries

By Karim Mezran, Alessia Melcangi, Emily Burchfield, and Zineb Riboua

It is important to monitor the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic, its effects on each North Africa system, and the debate between government elites and masses to better understand the situation in these countries and the long-term implications of the health crisis.

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In the News

Nov 20, 2019

Ullman in UPI: What if decades of American influence were historical aberration?

By Harlan Ullman

Conflict Crisis Management

In the News

Apr 1, 2019

Charai in Newsmax: The Pope and the King: How Two Faith Leaders Are Changing Our World

By Ahmed Charai

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In the News

Oct 19, 2018

Charai in El Mundo: Marruecos: ¿Un Laboratorio Para el Mundo Árabe?

By Ahmed Charai

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Oct 4, 2018

Moroccan conscription: An unfinished process

By Sarah Alaoui and Leila Hanafi

If passed by the country’s two parliamentary chambers, an expedited draft law 44.18 would reinstate mandatory military service for both Moroccan men and women between the ages of nineteen and twenty-five by the end of next year.

Morocco North Africa