Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 04/2015

Morocco's Gradual Political and Economic Transition

Mohsin Khan, Karim Mezran

March 2014

Atlantic Council


In contrast to popular uprisings throughout the Middle East and North Africa in 2011, Morocco has emerged relatively unscathed, avoiding destabilizing political upheaval or economic impact. The case of Morocco has surprised many observers because its weak and problematic social, political, and economic indicators are much like those of the other transitioning countries.