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Mark Mahon served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer near Errachidia (2013-15). He is a writer from Minneapolis, Minnesota and received his M.A. in International Affairs from American University in Washington, DC. He lives in Rabat and works as cultural facilitator for Moroccan and American university students.

Our Brave New World: Go It Alone Multilateralism  

Rabat - In a speech before the European Parliament in Strasbourg this week, French President Emmanuel Macron warned of a “fascination with the illiberal.”...

The Citizen-Customer & The Boycott

Rabat - It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things...

Morocco’s Tolerance, a Factor in FIFA 2026 World Cup Bid

Rabat - The selection process for choosing the host of the FIFA 2026 World Cup presents an opportunity for the competing nations to introduce...

From Guns to Street Harassment, Is it Time to Shout?

Rabat - In an Easter week sermon delivered in St. Peter’s Square in Rome, Pope Francis recently told young people around the world to...

Mohammed bin Salman in the USA: California Dreamin’

Rabat - Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) arrived in the US on Monday for his first trip since being named crown prince and heir apparent...

World Cup 2026: 90 Days of Lobbying, Arm-Twisting & Begging

Rabat - The campaign to decide who will host the 2026 World Cup is going to get very interesting. FIFA's member associations are set...

The Uncomfortable Complexity of Nabil Ayouch Films

Rabat - French-Moroccan film director Nabil Ayouch was born in Paris to a Muslim Moroccan father and a Jewish Tunisian mother. His lineage informs...

10 Aviation & Aerospace Facts in Morocco

Rabat - 2017 was an impressive year for Morocco’s aviation sector and the aerospace business. Morocco’s national airport authority (ONDA) announced last month that...

Super Sunday for Atlas Lions, Mild Interest For US Super Bowl

Rabat - The Atlas Lions have had an impressive streak during the 2018 African Nations Championship. The team will play Nigeria on Sunday evening...

Morocco 2026! 10 Facts, Near Facts, & Wild Expectations

Rabat - If Morocco is awarded the tournament it will require a mobilization of citizens, significant government resources, and corporate sponsorships on a level not...

From Jerada to Rural USA: Keeping Towns Alive

Rabat - America’s heartland is still the heart of the country. A character in the classic American 1930s novel, The Grapes of Wrath, observed the...

75 Years After Churchill-FDR Meeting, Casablanca’s Relevance Endures

Rabat - January marks the 75th anniversary of the 1943 Casablanca Conference, a meeting between US President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston...

Higher Education Reform: The Benefits of Cost

Rabat - As more and more nations move to a post-industrial knowledge economy that is driven by information technology and professional service sector jobs,...

2017: Travel Ban Headlines & Real-Life Progress Towards Tolerance

Rabat - 2017 provided even more headlines related to immigration and attitudes on Islam. The new American president instituted a controversial travel ban that...

Five Wishes for Morocco in the New Year 2018

Rabat - A new year approaches. New goals. New dreams. 2017 was an eventful year in the kingdom: government reform, Morocco rejoins the African...

Harassment & Gender: Making New Men

Rabat - An explosion of headlines in the US over the course of the last month has demonstrated that gender inequality and sexual harassment...

Demystifying Cancer in Morocco

Rabat - Like any public health threat, a nation needs to develop a strategy to both inform people and to reduce the incidence of...

10 Fascinating Things About Cars in Morocco and the Moroccan Auto...

Rabat - President Trump nominated Michigan businessman David T. Fischer to be the next US ambassador to Morocco. Fischer is Chairman/CEO of The Suburban...

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