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Africa at the center of China's interest

China has defied western influence in Africa through its massive investments, loans at significantly low rates, and allying with rather isolated leaders in the continent. Hisham Aidi delves into the role and influence of this economic giant in the policy brief, China’s Economic Statecraft in Africa.

The consequences of trade wars & exchange rate depreciation

Examining the IMF’s latest July 2018 assessments on current account balances in its external sector report, Otaviano Canuto explains how the trade wars trigerred by the U.S. and how Chinese exchange rate depreciation pave the way to currency wars and to what has been recently coined as ''currency bullying.''

African Union: an analysis of the Nouakchott summit

The African Union held its 31st summit early July 2018, where a number of pertinent themes were discussed, from the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) to Agenda 2063 for Africa. Held in the capital of Mauritania, Nouakchott, Malik Abaddi discusses the output of the participants during the summit, the projections and the outcomes. Can the African Union find a solution to overcome corruption in the continent? Can it effectively implement a CFTA?

Waste management, pt. II

Respecting his tradition of presenting under-discussed subjects, Helmut Sorge explains how E-waste, the dumping of hazardous electronic devices, has become a profitable business for transnational criminal networks, and more intriguingly, the mafia. More importantly, he explains the extent of the damage to the environment caused precisely by this “E-Waste.”

OCP Policy Center in the press

Bonnes feuilles de « Mutations politiques comparées au Maghreb et au Machrek, sept ans après “le Printemps Arabe” », 1ère partie | Panorapost
ASPACO 2018 : Une plateforme d’échanges sur les questions stratégiques | TAHALIL
Moroccan Youth Social Entrepreneurs Camp revient pour une 3e édition| Le Matin

Upcoming events

18 Septembre | Présentation du Rapport Annuel Mondial sur le Système Economique et les Stratégies 2018 par Thierry de Montbrial
20 Septembre | Smart development model : un nouvel horizon économique pour le Maroc ?
October 1 | Workshop on Coping with Climate Change
4-5 Octobre | 6ème édition des Dialogues stratégiques : L'Amérique latine, crises et sorties de crises ; quels défis pour l'Union africaine ?
October 10-11 | EU-MENA shared prosperity
October 24 | Morocco-Nigeria Relations : Enhancing Opportunities for Growth and Development
October 26-28 | World Policy Conference 2018
December 13-15 | Seventh Edition of the Atlantic Dialogues Conference









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