Morocco: Conditions, Issues, and Foreign Relations

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Wilson Graves (Editor)

Series: African Political, Economic, and Security Issues
BISAC: POL053000

Successive U.S. Administrations have viewed Morocco as an important regional ally, a partner in counterterrorism, and a free trade counterpart. Morocco receives substantial U.S. development aid, and bilateral trade and investment have increased following a 2006 Free Trade Agreement. Morocco also benefits from U.S. security assistance and military cooperation, and is a purchaser of U.S. defense articles, including F-16 jets. Some observers have placed greater emphasis on the U.S.-Morocco relationship amid regional turmoil and terrorist threats emanating from neighboring states in North Africa and the nearby Sahel region of West Africa. This book discusses current issues in Morocco. It also focuses on the geopolitical and economic drivers for the renewed Moroccan interest in West Africa and examines how Morocco is conducting its foreign and security policy in a variety of Western African countries. Furthermore, the book includes Morocco’s 2014 Human Rights Report, International Religious Freedom Report, and the Investment Climate Statement for 2015. (Imprint: Nova)

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Preface

Chapter 1. Morocco: Current Issues
Alexis Arieff

Chapter 2. From Assistance to Partnership: Morocco and its Foreign Policy in West Africa
Dr. Mohammed El-Katiri

Chapter 3. Morocco 2014 Human Rights Report
U.S. Department of State; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Chapter 4. Morrocco 2014 International Religious Freedom Report
U.S. Department of State; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Chapter 5. Morocco Investment Climate Statement 2015
Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs

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