The Political Significance of the Maghreb

In Algiers, North African Islamist parties held a meeting on Thursday 21st April with the hope of launching an initiative to revive the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU). Whilst conflicts in Israel, Palestine, Iraq, the Levant and the Gulf are generally regularly reported on, and debated in Western media outlets, the Maghreb region is covered sparingly. Until recently, this was due to the region’s static political climate. The five countries; Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania, hadn’t shown the political will to utilise their collective power and reactivate the AMU, seeking…

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