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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...
Professor Jaime Nogueira Pinto
Political upheaval and violence in Egypt could lead to a wave of refugees fleeing the country to find peace and stability. European countries signed up to the Schengen agreement – which allows the free movement of people across the borders of 26 states – are just 500 kilometres of water from Egypt’s coast. This could add enormous political and social pressures to E...
The first free vote in the Arab Spring saw an Islamist party emerge victorious in Tunisia. Now one of its key tasks is to entrench stability within the country after a successful popular revolution which ousted a president who had ruled for more than 20 years. GIS expert Bernard Siman gives this briefing on the challenges facing Tunisia and its people.