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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.

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...

Regionalization: King Mohammed VI’s Declaration of Interdependence

Rabat - At a gathering of a parliamentary forum on regional governance in Rabat last week, the Sovereign announced—with renewed vigor—the kingdom’s march toward...

The Thrill of Victory: When Winning Means Everything

Rabat - There’s nothing like believing. There’s nothing like seeing your team win a due-or-die game. Go big or go home, they say. The...

Green With Envy: Morocco’s Agricultural Prowess

Rabat - Over the last two years, Morocco has made headlines for its bold efforts to embrace a dynamic 21st century economy. An ambitious...

Gulf Crisis: The Only Thing They Have to Fear is Fear...

Rabat - In his 1933 inauguration speech as President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt implored Americans that, “the only thing we have...

A Midwest Ramadan: Community Iftar

Minneapolis - After four wonderful years and four Ramadan holidays (2013-16) spent in Morocco, I spent Ramadan this year in my hometown of Minneapolis. The...

Beyond ‘America First’ Some Overseas Solutions to Domestic Challenges

America will start winning again, winning like never before.”                                             -President Donald Trump, January 20th, 2017 Rabat - It’s admirable and expected for a nation’s chief executive...

US Election: Yes, It Happened, Now What?

Like it or not, we live in interesting times. Casablanca - Many Americans -- and a fair number of people throughout the world -- woke...

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