Ayelet Levy analyzes the return of Morocco to the African Union as a full member, and the concomitant decision by Moroccan King Mohammad VI to not attend the 2017 Arab League Summit. In Hebrew.
North Africa (Maghreb)
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In his March 2017 "Mideast Monitor" column for the Jerusalem Post, Senior Research Fellow Prof. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman argues that "North Africa remains a region in flux suffering from the same problems that led to the Arab Spring in the first place."
The Western Sahara Crisis in the Tangle of Maghreb Regional Relations and the African Arena (Hebrew)
Ayelet Levi analyzes the ongoing dispute over the Western Sahara against the backdrop of regional and pan-continental relations. In Hebrew.
Senior Research Fellow Prof. Bruce Maddy Weitzman has published a review of "Operation Mural: An Englishman and the Mossad in Casablanca" in the Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs.
Prof. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman has published an article on the Amazigh (Berber) people of the Maghrib, in the Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism.
Principal Research Fellow Dr. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman has written a piece in the American Interest, where he examines how, in Morocco, where the traditional “fear of the authorities” has weakened, the Amazigh identity movement could help shape the future.
This study examines the place of the Amazigh movement and communities in the evolving political fortunes of North African states. It evaluates the prospects for attaining a genuine recognition of Amazigh ethnocultural demands as part of a broader democratic transformation of society and state, and the Amazigh movement's likely contribution to that transformation. The Amazigh movement has the potential to make alliance with governments and other sectors of societies, in part to try and balance the strength of Islamist groups.
In this edition of Iqtisadi: Middle East Economy, Dr. Paul Rivlin discusses how the conflict in Libya is having effects in Europe as well as in North Africa and the Middle East. Thousands have been killed and tens of thousands have been made homeless. The flow of migrants from and through Libya to Europe has increased and the flow of weapons to Egypt has contributed to an upsurge in terror attacks there.
Principal Research Fellow Dr. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman examines the rich and complex history of Jewish-Muslim relations in North Africa. This is a chapter from "Nationalism, Identity, and Politics: Israel and the Middle East," published by the MDC in 2014.
MDC Principal Research Fellow Dr. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman analyzes how the memory of Mohammed bin Abdelkrim al-Khattabi, the leader of a five-year resistance to Spanish and French colonialism in northern Morocco between 1921 and 1926, is utilized in the modern era.