Morocco will confront unprecedented diplomatic challenges in Washington over the next two years. With a new political environment shaped by a left-leaning US House of Representatives, an unsympathetic national security adviser in the White House, and a lack of a sustained and efficient Moroccan media and lobbying campaign in Washington, Rabat must shed its old habit of subcontracting its diplomatic efforts to lobbyists in order to thrive.

Can the Moroccan Diplomacy Warm up Frosty Washington Relations?
Morocco's Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita and US National Security Adviser John Bolton
Hassan Masiky was born in Kenitra, Morocco, and is based in Washington as a blogger and freelance writer.