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Mohammed Masbah is the Founder and President of the Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis (MIPA). He is a political sociologist whose work centers on public policy, democratization and political Islam, with a focus on North Africa. Dr Masbah is an Associate Fellow at Chatham House in London and adjunct professor at Mohammed V University. He was previously a non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, and a fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP) in Berlin. Dr Masbah obtained his PhD in Sociology from Mohammad V University in Rabat. His dissertation examined the processes of radicalization and deradicalization of Moroccan Salafis since Casablanca bombings in 2003. His recent publications include: Moroccan Jihadists: Local and Global Dimensions, Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, 2021. Trust in Institutions Index 2020, Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis, 2020. Rise and Endurance: Moderate Islamists and Electoral Politics in the Aftermath of the ‘Moroccan Spring’” in Islamists and the Politics of the Arab Uprisings: Governance, Pluralisation and Contention (Edinburgh University Press, 2018) Contact the author: m.masbah@mipa.institute
Moroccan Family Code Reform: Achievements, Challenges, and Future Directions for Gender Equality

Moroccan Family Code Reform: Achievements, Challenges, and Future Directions for Gender Equality Policy Brief   By: Mohammed Masbah, Hajar Idrissi and Rachid Aourraz   Background On 3 February 2004, after due consideration, the Moroccan parliament adopted the “Family Code” bill (Moudawant Al Ousra), replacing the Personal Status Code (PSC) which was drawn up in 1958 after the country’s independence.  The context is marked by an unprecedented debate on the status of women in a country...

Enhancing Climate Resilience through Green Energy Transition in Morocco

Enhancing Climate Resilience through Green Energy Transition in Morocco Policy Brief   By: Mohammed Masbah, Hajar Idrissi and Rachid Aourraz   Introduction Morocco faces critical environmental challenges as a result ofclimate change. This includes, creeping desertification, compromised forest areas, water scarcity, degradation of fragile ecosystems like oases and the coastal areas, and a high vulnerability to climate change and natural disasters. These environmental pressuresnot only threatens Morocco’s rich biodiversity but also the livelihoods, well-being, and...