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Morocco's "Let It Spoil" Boycott Part of Larger Societal Critique

Morocco’s “Let It Spoil” Boycott Part of Larger Societal Critique

From Hirak in the Rif, to teacher demonstrations in the capital, Palestinian solidarity marches in Casablanca, and the Jerada mining protests in the northeast, examples of post-2011 social movements abound.
Iran’s North African Proxy War?

Iran’s North African Proxy War?

Morocco announced on Tuesday its intention to sever diplomatic relations with Iran over that country’s aid to the Polisario Movement via Hezbollah, Iran’s Shiite ally in Lebanon.
Context: Who is Hezbollah?

Context: Who is Hezbollah?

Hezbollah (Arabic for “Party of God”) is a Shia Islamist political party and militant group based in Lebanon.
What’s Behind Gulf Aid Package to Jordan?

What’s Behind Gulf Aid Package to Jordan?

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kuwait pledged on June 11 to give Jordan $2 billion in economic aid to navigate its growing economic crisis,
Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei addresses the Iranian Army members as part of the National Army Day, in Tehran, Iran, on April 19, 2017. Anadolou

Sunni-Shia Conflict Myth: Politicizing Minor Religious Differences

Sectarianism is gradually turning into a horrifying non-fictional monster that has opened its jaws wide as it prepares to devour entire regions in the Middle East and some parts of North Africa. A wave of unprecedented division and intolerance has submerged the two main branches of Islam, Sunni and Shia, jeopardizing centuries of coexistence, peace and political unity.