March 01, 2018|Bruce Maddy-WeitzmanMiddle East Quarterly
Kabyle Berber identity and experience from pre-colonial days to the modern era.
June 01, 2012|Bruce Maddy-WeitzmanMiddle East Quarterly
One unexpected result of the Arab upheavals has been the renewed relevance of the 22-member League of Arab States. Long denigrated as a largely toothless organization, "a cross between the forces of fiction and futility," the league became an...
January 01, 2012|Bruce Maddy-WeitzmanMiddle East Quarterly
The uprisings that swept across the Middle East and North Africa during 2011 have largely bypassed Morocco. The absence of tumult and the loudly trumpeted package of constitutional reform measures endorsed in a July 2011 national referendum[1...
November 03, 2011|Bruce Maddy-WeitzmanMEF Wire
Bruce Maddy-Weitzman is Principal Research Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University, and an expert on the Maghreb. He is a frequent contributor to the Middle East Quarterly and has authored three...
June 01, 2011|Bruce Maddy-WeitzmanMiddle East Quarterly
Where does Tunisia, the unlikely igniter of the Middle Eastern upheavals, stand on the democratic transition scale three months after the overthrow of the long reigning autocrat Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali? And can the country, which stood (mostly by...
January 01, 2011|Bruce Maddy-WeitzmanMiddle East Quarterly
In recent years, small groups of Moroccan Berber activists, particularly younger people, have challenged the enforced silence regarding Israel, expressing an interest in both the state of Israel and Jewish history, including the Holocaust. They even
June 01, 2010|Bruce Maddy-WeitzmanMiddle East Quarterly
The 2002 Arab peace initiative, commonly referred to as the "Abdullah plan" after its chief author, then-Saudi crown prince Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz, constitutes the most significant and explicit collective Arab declaration in favor of a peaceful,
January 01, 2003|Bruce Maddy-WeitzmanMiddle East Quarterly
Is Morocco's monarchy vulnerable to Islamist challenge? For now, the answer would appear to be "no." The Moroccan monarchy, unlike the classic "revolutionary" Arab republics (Algeria, Iraq, Syria, and Egypt), explicitly...