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burden of controlling irregular immigration, terrorism and drug smuggling has
fallen disproportionately on the European Union’s southern members, including
Spain. Ensuring stability on both sides of the Strait of Gibraltar, one of the
world’s key waterways, is particularly tricky. If the new government in Madrid
can’t find ways to work more closely with Morocco, the problems both countries
are facing could get worse.
Dr. Tomas Dupla del Moral
Far from being relics
of the past, modern monarchies continue to provide valuable services to 21st century
societies. Royal families, for all the occasional foibles of their members,
have retained popular affection in part because they help uphold constitutional
principles and provide a sense of nationhood and cohesion in times of need.
David Alton, Lord Alton of Liverpool
Morocco is one of the few countries to emerge from the Arab Spring with its international standing enhanced. Bolstered by the popular legitimacy of its monarch, King Mohammed VI, it has managed to avoid the disruptive political transitions seen in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. Its economic reforms have attracted significant foreign investment. Yet continuing high rates...
Dr. Jaime Nogueira Pinto
King Mohammed VI of Morocco introduced constitutional reform three years ago. His country still lacks economic freedom, and any major long-term impact on business and society will be hard to achieve because of the subtle balance of power between monarchy and Islamism in a new democratic context. However, slow processes are probably better than radical ones at secu...
Dr. Emmanuel Martin