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Samir Bennis


Samir Bennis is a political analyst. He is the editor-in-chief of Morocco World News.

Comment: President Biden is well aware of Morocco's strategic importance to the US in the region, and is unlikely to want to destabilise that relationship, writes Samir Bennis.

17 February, 2021

Comment: It is both incongruent and hypocritical for Spain to continue laying claim to Gibraltar while dismissing Morocco's claims to Ceuta and Melilla, writes Samir Bennis.

26 January, 2021

Comment: Samir Bennis asks what the language of the UN's recent report on the Western Sahara might indicate about finding a solution to the ongoing conflict.

19 April, 2017

Comment: After a 33-year absence, Morocco has rejoined the African Union, in a move that will favour the prosperity of the whole continent, writes Samir Bennis.

31 January, 2017

Comment: Guterres will be in a better position to give fresh impetus to the UN political process aimed at finding a political solution to the Sahara conflict, writes Samir Bennis

18 January, 2017

Comment: Any judgement blaming the 'immorality' of those killed in a nightclub has no place in Islam, writes Samir Bennis.

06 January, 2017

Comment: Morocco's foreign ministry should coordinate with its Mauritanian counterpart to reopen communication channels between the two countries, writes Samir Bennis

30 December, 2016

Comment: Friction between Morocco and the Obama administration may soon be a thing of the past, as Rabat looks to rekindle its old ties with America's Republicans, writes Samir Bennis

14 November, 2016

Comment: Sisi's recent welcome of a Polisario Front delegation on Egyptian soil sends ambiguous signals to Morocco over the direction of his foreign policy, writes Samir Bennis.

21 October, 2016

Comment: Both major parties can be satisfied with the gains they made, but voter turnout was lower than expected, indicating Moroccans have lost trust in their politicians, writes Samir Bennis

11 October, 2016