As Arab regimes move their money and families to the West they are securing growing political influence while spreading and normalising corrupt practices.
Italy’s clampdown on migration through Libya followed by increased migration through Morocco. Trump has the answer.
Reform in Tunisia has a long history, going back to the pre-French 19th century and earlier, and developed after independence under Bourguiba until Ben Ali’s takeover in 1987. An anomaly in the Arab world.
The western Mediterranean migration route from Morocco to Spain is less heavily trafficked than its central/Libyan counterpart. But the numbers are increasing. Morocco, having become a destination as well as a transit country, has changed its policy towards migrants accordingly.
EU and African leaders meeting at a mini-summit in Paris have announced new measures to tackle the migrant crisis in the central Mediterranean. Attempts by migrants to reach Europe via Libya have slowed somewhat but the relationship between Libya, Italy and NGOs acting to rescue migrants have become more complicated.
Catalan, Spanish and Moroccan background to the IS attacks in Barcelona.