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Morocco's Jihadist Paradox, Unraveled

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Oct 20, 2016 | 08:00 GMT
The competence of Moroccan security forces has helped the country keep its jihadist threat relatively low, compared to its North African neighbors.
The competence of Moroccan security forces has helped the country keep its jihadist threat relatively low, compared to its North African neighbors.
(FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

When tourists are involved, authorities in Morocco have seemed hesitant to describe attacks as acts of terrorism, aware of the devastating effects that jihadism has had on tourism in Tunisia and Egypt. But the country faces a much lesser jihadist threat than do its neighbors in North Africa....

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