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Table of Contents: Summer2021, VOLUME 44.4

Article One:

  • Morocco’s State Islam:  Securitization, Legitimization, and Authoritarian  (-Neoliberal) Modernization

Salim Hmimnat

Article Two:

  • Algeria’s Elusive Quest Towards Economic Prosperity and Democracy    

Mohammed  Akacem

Article Three:

  • The Libyan Intervention Debate and the Myths of State Sovereignty

Jacob Mundy

Article Four:

  • Mauritania’s National Security Conundrum and the Rapprochement with Israel

Jacob Abadi


Book Reviews

 A New Structure For Security, Peace, And Cooperation in the Persian Gulf by Seyed Hossein Musavian., New York:  Rowman & Littlefield, 2020, 183 pages.  Hardback $120.00.

Reviewed by:  Kamal A. Beyoghlow, PhD, Prof of Int’l Security, The Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University

Salim Hmimnat holds a Ph.D in Political Science from Mohammed V University in Rabat. He is a research fellow at the Institute of African Studies (IEA) at the same university. His research interests focus on two main areas: The first concerns the interactions between Islamist movements, the state religious policies, and the modernization process in contemporary Morocco. The second has to do with the preventive and counter-violent extremism strategies in North Africa and the Sahel. He is the author of The Religious Policy in Morocco 1984-2002: State’s Fundamentalism and Challenges of Authoritarian Modernisation [in Arabic], (Afrique Orient, 2018). He has also authored several scholarly articles and policy papers published in refereed academic journals and think tanks. 


Mohammed Akacem PhD, is Professor of Economics at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado.The oil privatization plan presented in this article  is fully developed and presented in the context of the Oil-MENA region in a Akacem, Miller and Faulkner “Oil, Institutions and Sustainability in MENA: A Radical Approach through the Empowerment of Citizens” Springer 2020


Jacob Mundy, Phd, is  Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Colgate University.During the 2018–19 academic year, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Tunisia conducting research
on the Anglo-American presence in Libya during the early Cold War. His most recent book,Libya, was published by Polity in 2018.


Jacob Abadi, PhD i is  Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic History at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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