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Socio-Economic Development and Violent Extremism in Morocco: Morocco’s Regional Policy, Migration and (De-)Radicalization

Perspectives from the Region and Europe

In response to recent destabilization posed by violent extremist groups, Morocco has pursued a highly security-based approach. Though successful, ongoing socio-economic challenges fuel radicalization. Due to this, some demand the government prioritize greater domestic engagement instead of regional investment and economic integration in Sub-Saharan Africa. These authors analyze Morocco’s strategy to prevent and counter violent extremism, and assess the implications of recent regional policies.