How Arab States Take on Coronavirus: Morocco as a Case Study

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 17:14

Tremendous socio-economic and political challenges are facing Morocco during the Coronavirus crisis. Regardless of the promising signs of a short-term momentum in unity and institutional trust, the institutional weaknesses in the public policy and healthcare system have not disappeared.

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Awaiting A Post-Coronavirus Dawn: What Kind of Recovery?

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The U.S.-Iran Showdown: Clashing Strategic Universes Amid a Changing Region

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Eight Heads of States versus Coronavirus: A Leadership Comparative Question – Part 1

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Political, Economic and Security Challenges Facing President Buhari

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Shifts in the Middle East Balance of Power: An Historical Perspective

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While the Cold War ended almost three-decades ago, this event spawned a shift in the balance of power that the Middle East has yet to recover from. Harrison lays out how this has produced the current regional s…

China’s Battle with Coronavirus: Possible Geopolitical Gains and Real Challenges

Sun, 04/19/2020 - 12:10

China has tried to take advantage of the Coronavirus crisis to boost its international role and status. Nonetheless, China’s own mistakes in battling the virus as well as diplomatic aggressiveness have raised d…


Ali Akbar Dareini

Researcher and writer at the journal of the Center for Strategic Studies in Tehran. Dareini is the author of “Legitimate Deterrence”.

Anwar A. Bashir

Anwar Abdifatah Bashir is a freelance Journalist, Horn of Africa geopolitics analyst, and the author of four books. He focuses in his research on global governance and political economy at Korea Development Institute (KDI).

Barry Eichengreen

George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley and Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. His recent books include “The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era…

James M. Dorsey

An award-winning journalist and a senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. He is also an adjunct senior research fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Middle East Institute and co-director of the University of…

Jean-Pierre Cabestan

Professor of Political Science, Hong Kong Baptist University, and He is also senior research fellow in France's National Center for Scientific Research. One of his recent books is “China Tomorrow: Democracy or Dictatorship?” (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2019). 

Mark N. Katz

is a professor of government and politics at the George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.

Mohammed Issam Laaroussi

Professor of International Relations, Morocco.

Nael M. Shama

Is An Independent Scholar And The Author Of Numerous Books, Book Chapters And Essays On The International Relations And Comparative Politics Of The Middle East.