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Maghreb

On France’s “Arab problem”

A recurring theme throughout Arab literature is exile. Being far from home, far from one’s family, one’s land, or one’s …

Tunisia’s economy before and after the Arab Spring

The 2011 Jasmine Revolution ousted Ben Ali’s autocracy and introduced full democratic rule in Tunisia but, since then, it’s been …

How Algeria’s changes may impact Morocco

The situation in Algeria is rapidly changing. The resignation of former-president Bouteflika was recently announced. The military have taken control …

Bouteflika should retire with dignity

This time last year, Arab Research & Advocacy Bureau wrote an article on what to expect in Algeria after Bouteflika’s presidency ends. We …

Algerian women on social media

One of the few vivid memories from my upbringing in Algeria was when I was in the first year of …

The Arab World needs a psychological revolution

This week I decided to travel near the border separating Morocco and Algeria for some primary research for my website …

Why Saudi chose not to back Morocco’s World Cup bid

It’s interesting that Donald Trump has now decided that he is “United as One” with Mexico and Canada for a …

Algeria as a case study for Syria

Protests by urban youth disgruntled at corruption and a lack of opportunity; a demographic time-bomb; a repressive secular government in …

Is Wahhabism responsible for atheism in the Arab World?

Wahhabism is an Islamic doctrine named after author Mohammed ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703-92) in Najd, Saudi Arabia. Incidentally, ibn Abd al-Wahhab …

How should Arabs feel about Ibn Khaldun?

Ibn Khaldun was a 14th century thinker who moved widely around North Africa and Islamic Spain, having been born in …

Morocco’s innovative “plastic bag rule”

As Marrakech hosted the international climate summit, COP22, in November 2016, it felt like something of a watershed moment. World …

Did Arabs “colonise” North Africa?

Colonialism remains a contested concept: there exists no widespread agreement amongst academics upon what it should be properly defined as. …