Will al-Thani of Jordan be the First to Go?

In the third wave of the Arab Spring monarchies are on their heels King Abdullah al-Thani’s attempts to placate Jordan is going up in flames, to the Arab Spring chant “the people want the downfall of the regime” seen from Sidi Bouzid to Deraa. After closing roads with flaming car chassis, protesters tried to storm Read more about Will al-Thani of Jordan be the First to Go?[…]

A Strategic Dialogue for Whom?

America’s newest BFF The recent protests erupting across North Africa and the Middle East (as well as other parts of the Muslim world), the turmoil in northern Mali, and the growing threat of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) have demonstrated to the U.S. government that it needs a strong and trustworthy ally in the Read more about A Strategic Dialogue for Whom?[…]

Questioning Morocco’s Exceptionalism

On the ‘Spite’ Track: The Moroccan Response to Popular Protest. During his recent visit to Morocco, Thorbjorn Jagland, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, stated that the Moroccan government is “on the right track” and can “serve as a model for other countries” that are seeking to create democratic systems in the wake Read more about Questioning Morocco’s Exceptionalism[…]