The impact of the US global war on terror on Moroccan and Algerian security

Mayock, Jennifer (2008)

University of Vienna. Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

Abstract in English

This paper will address the impacts of the ‘Global War on Terror’ (GWOT) on Morocco and Algeria – two of North Africa’s most populous countries and the United States’ most valuable allies in the region in terms of military strategy. The increased US political and military activity in Algeria and Morocco since 2003 has three principle effects: it obstructs the needed bilateral cooperation that is required for their sustained collective security, hardens these authoritarian governments against international and domestic calls for democratization, and inspires resentment of the US among the disenfranchised population. Overall, this paper will argue that the American strategy used to fight terrorism in these two countries under the banner of the GWOT has compromised progress toward security and democracy.

Schlagwörter in Englisch

terrorism / War on Terror / USA / Morocco / Algeria / security / democracy

Author: Mayock, Jennifer
Title: The impact of the US global war on terror on Moroccan and Algerian security
Umfangsangabe: 69 S.
Institution: University of Vienna
Faculty: Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Publication year: 2008
Language: eng … Englisch
Supervisor: Rathkolb, Oliver

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *