- Rif Crisis Reveals Failure of Development in Morocco Reda Zaireg, 2 January On 28 October 2016, at the port of Al Hoceima in Northern Morocco, Mohcine Fikri was crushed to death in a rubbish truck trying to recover his merchandise, confiscated by a policeman. It was in the wake of this event that Hirak (literally “The Movement”) was born, but last May its principal leaders (...)
Saudi Arabia mired in the quicksand of the Middle East
Between War in Yemen and War of Succession
Alain Gresh, January 2017
Two years after his accession to the throne, King Salman faces many challenges. The intervention in Yemen is bogged down and Saudi Arabia suffers setbacks in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. While the economic reforms initiated are much criticized, the questions on his succession remain unanswered.