Mohammadia, Morocco - With the U.S. having just commemorated the victims of the 9/11 attacks, a new terrorist danger is looming over the Middle East. While the U.S. managed to gather an international coalition against Al Qaida in Afghanistan in retaliation for the attacks, its unilateral approach regarding regime change in Iraq was largely challenged by its closest allies in NATO, notably France and Germany.

Hamid Bouhda is a researcher in International Relations