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Morocco – Israel, Africa, and Libya: Morocco’s foreign policy trump cards (Brookings)

Yasmina Abouzzohour writes: Moroccan foreign policy has garnered significant attention in recent months amidst heightened tensions with the European Union, talks of further rapprochement with Israel, and stronger stances vis-à-vis its involvement in the Libyan peace process and its claim over the disputed territory of Western Sahara. Some argue that U.S. recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over the latter has emboldened its decisionmakers, while others describe Rabat’s recent redirections as “aggressive.” What, in fact, is happening with the kingdom’s foreign policy?

go to Brookings: Israel, Africa, and Libya: Morocco’s foreign policy trump cards (brookings.edu)