Anouar Boukhars is an Associate Professor of International Relations at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland and a nonresident scholar in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. Professor Boukhars is a former visiting fellow with the Brookings Doha Center and author of Politics in Morocco: Executive Monarchy and Enlightened Authoritarianism (Routledge, 2010). He also co-edited Perilous Desert: Sources of Saharan Insecurity (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2013) and Perspectives on Western Sahara: Myths, Nationalisms and Geopolitics (Rowman and Littlefield, 2013). His other publications have appeared in a number of outlets, including the Journal of the Middle East and AfricaAfrican Security ReviewJournal of Conflict StudiesInternational Political Science ReviewEuropean Security, and Orient. Professor Boukhars received in PhD in International Studies from Old Dominion University and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the African Peacebuilding Network.

Morocco | February 25, 2017

Morocco and the African Union: Back into the Fold

Morocco’s triumphant return to the African Union after a thirty-three-year break marked the culmination of a lengthy and intense diplomatic offensive designed to expand its circle of African allies to key nations in regions far from its historic sphere of influence in the Sahel, as well as in West and Central Africa. Now that the […]

The African Union. Photo by The Embassy of Equatorial Guinea, taken on June 24, 2011 at the 17th African Union Summit. CC BY-ND 2.0. Photo has not been modified. Original photo: