Intissar Fakir

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Intissar Fakir

Intissar Fakir is a senior fellow and director of MEI’s North Africa and Sahel program. She is an expert on North Africa, the Sahel, and key regional thematic issues including governance, social change, migration, and security. She has written extensively on North Africa’s evolving politics including Islamist electoral politics in post-2011 Morocco and Tunisia, the Western Sahara issue, foreign policy priorities in Morocco and the broader region, and the impact of COVID-19 on regional political stability. Her research has also included political transitions, mobilization trends, energy, and social change in Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria, and Tunisia.

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Ahmed Attiga

Riccardo Fabiani

Mouna Ben Halima

Edward M. Gabriel

Amb. (ret.) Gordon Gray

Zineb D. Kaitouni

Aissata Lam

Mostafa Terrab


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