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Younes Hassar

Younes Hassar

Younes Hassar is an investment management specialist and a post-graduate candidate in comparative studies of development. He currently lives in Paris. Younes blogs at http://reflectionfromtheeast.wordpress.com/

Between Taza and Gaza

Two weeks ago, Marrakesh hosted the 20th Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), bringing together all …

Morocco and its Sun

There is a debate surrounding the origin of the name of Marrakesh, the former imperial capital of Morocco. Traditionally, historians …

Reviving the Maghreb Union

In the wake of the Tunisian revolution Maghreb integration and cooperation is once again on the table. “We will work …

The Other Shore

Some 400 years ago, the sultan of Morocco, Ahmad Al-Mansour, became increasingly aware of Spanish control and influence over the …