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Morocco five years from now, in the aftermath of the “Cumin Revolution” : through such a projection and without any recourse to political fiction,the article draws an a posteriori balance sheet of the current stalemate by looking at the solutions proposed. Such a reversal of perspective makes it possible to raise old questions, left unanswered, […]
Moulay Hicham El Alaoui, the first cousin of Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, nicknamed the “rebel prince”, has just written an explosive book: “Diary of a Banished Prince”. It offers a rare inside account of life in the royal family but is also a vivid attack on the authoritarian drift of the Moroccan monarchy. This comes […]
The complex interrelation among world societies means that the solutions to the Middle East’s problems for the twenty-first Century demand difficult decisions everywhere. And I hope you do not think I came to provide answers. I don’t have any. I would rather take the more realistic path of setting forth in no uncertain terms the […]
Hicham Ben Abdallah El Alaoui, a visiting researcher at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, is the founder of the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia at Princeton University and the Moulay Hicham Foundation for Social Science Research on […]
In a remarkably short period of time, the Middle East has faced a number of serious upheavals….
The Arab monarchies have survived the Middle East turmoil for several reasons. First, the monarchic institution remains deeply linked to national identity in many of these countries because of anticolonial struggle and the historical importance of the institution itself. Second, monarchies have traditionally arbitrated conflicts between different groups and classes, acting as benevolent caretakers of […]
Prince Moulay Hicham on the Importance of Democracy. A Whisper to a Roar.
Prince Moulay Hicham on the determination required for change – A Whisper to a Roar