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Smart Irrigation

How Morocco Became Africa’s Agricultural Oasis 
By Dr. Karim El Aynaoui
(Article published in Farming First)

In this article, Dr. Karim El Aynaoui explains how Morocco “can offer valuable insights to help other countries tap into this enormous potential to expand irrigation,” following the launch of the Malabo Montpellier Panel Report, which revealed that just six per cent of arable land in Africa is irrigated.

L’irrigation, un élément nécessaire pour une agriculture performante en Afrique
Opinion | Mokhtar Ghailani

Mokhtar Ghailani, éditeur en chef au Policy Center for the New South présente les points saillants de la 3ème édition du Forum Malabo Montpellier, organisée le 17 décembre 2018, à Rabat réunissant des délégations et experts représentant plusieurs pays d’Afrique, aux côtés de participants provenant d’autres régions du monde, notamment des Etats-Unis, de France et du Royaume-Uni.

Immigrant entrepreneurs: without them, google wouldn't exist

Are we missing the next Sergey Brin?
Opinion | Uri Dadush

Following his speaking role at the side event on “Entrepreneurship for Migrants and Refugees: From Policy Formulation to Implementation,” in the Intergovernmental Conference on the Global Compact for Migration in Marrakesh, Uri Dadush explains how immigrants represent important segments of the population in his op-ed: "Are we missing the next Sergey Brin?"

A New Type of War ?

Cyberwarfare (Part 1)
Opinion | Helmut Sorge

Starting from his interview with Bill Gates 25 years ago in Germany, Helmut Sorge transitions to how a dream of an ambitious entrepreneur became the nightmare for many. Today, with increased connectivity and reliance on computers, some of the world’s most destructive weapons are more vulnerable to hacking, and warfare is no longer the same since proximity is no longer a factor – this is Cyberwarfare.

ECOWAS & ASEAN: A cross-comparison

Trade Integration in the Economic Community of West African States
Research Paper | Abdelaaziz Aït Ali & Rim Berahab

Originally published by the Jean Monnet Network, our economists Abdelaaziz Ait Ali and Rim Berahab delve deep into an extensive analysis of regional economic communities, mainly ECOWAS in Africa and ASEAN in Asia and provide a cross-comparison of each system, their potential, and the economic determinants and variables that affect the overall effectiveness of each one.

Middle East

Nuclear Saudi Arabia
Opinion | Helmut Sorge

In the rollercoaster of a year that was 2018, one of the most marking international crises was the killing of journalist Jamal Kashoggi, allegedly – but widely believed to be - under the instructions of MBS, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince & de facto ruler. The world awaited the U.S. President’s condemnation of the killing but to no avail, Trump remained relatively quiet. Starting from the murder of the journalist in Istanbul, Helmut Sorge investigates another major interest of the Saudi government, nuclear power, in his latest blog, “Nuclear Saudi Arabia.”

Atlantic Currents 5th Edition

Wider Atlantic Perspectives and Patterns: Overcoming the Choke Points
Annual Report 

From migration to south-south cooperation, or climate change and food security, culture in the Atlantic and more, the chapters of Atlantic Currents are focused on key trends at the center of the global agenda, with a special emphasis on countries from the Atlantic basin.

Ajustement macroéconomique

Le rôle du régime de change flexible:
Cas du Maroc

Policy Brief | Abdelaaziz Aït Ali 

Le Maroc a initié une première étape vers l’adoption d’un régime de change flexible, en élargissant les bandes de fluctuations à +/- 2,5% par rapport à un cours central. Cette transition permettrait à l’économie marocaine de se doter, à terme, d’un instrument macroéconomique qui joue le rôle d’amortisseur de choc et qui favorise un ajustement rapide et à moindre coût.

Environnement

De la COP21 à la COP24 : bilan d’étape
Policy Paper | Maha Skah

Ce Policy Paper dresse un bilan des étapes de la mise en œuvre de l’Accord de Paris sur le Climat et rappelle les enjeux de la COP24 qui s’est tenue à Katowice en Pologne.

Géopolitique

La frontière Niger-Libye: sécuriser sans stabiliser ?
Policy Note | Mathieu Pellerin

La note conjointe avec l'Institut français des relations internationales et élaborée par Mathieu Pellerin, soulève la question fondamentale : un excès de militarisation dans la frontière nigéro-libyenne ne risque-t-il pas de produire plus d’insécurité qu’il n’en combat?

7ème édition des Emerging Leaders Program

Préparer l’avenir de la communauté atlantique
Opinion | Mokhtar Ghailani

Dans ce blog, Mokhtar Ghailani, Éditeur en Chef au Policy Center for the New South, nous livre son opinion sur le programme des Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders en revenant sur les temps forts qui font de ce programme un grand succès.

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