is a research associate at the MIPA Institute working on issues related to migration and refugees, sociopolitical dynamics in Morocco and more specifically on justice sector reform as well as Jihadism and Countering Violent Extremism strategies. She was a research assistant at Carnegie Middle East Center and during her internship with the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, she worked on a project related to Syrian refugees in Turkey and their impact on the whole region. Souad is also a PhD student at Galatasaray University on the topic of Turkish civil movement’s role in political decision-making process. She was a fellow with United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and served previously as political adviser at a ministerial cabinet in Morocco and before at an Arab Embassy in Turkey.
Morocco’s security-oriented approach to countering violent extremism leaves little room for rehabilitation efforts.
Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis
MIPA is a non-profit independent research institution based in Rabat, Morocco. Founded by a group of transdisciplinary researchers, MIPA’s mission is to produce systematic and in-depth analysis of relevant policy issues that lead to new and innovative ideas for solving some of the most pressing issues relating to democracy.