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Arab Spring is not a picnic
Currently Syria in the midst of a bloody civil war, Lebanon is today under to put the former and no longer vibrant or fully independent, and Iraq beset by sectarian violence, and Egypt is reeling economically and politically on the brink of another explosion under the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Even with the change gradual peaceful, there is no straight line to change from authoritarian rule to Western-style democracy. Says Dr. Rachid Ben Mokhtar bin Abdullah Moroccan government official and immersed in civil and constitutional reforms, "There are many challenges, and a huge task in front of countries that have arisen at a time of political and economic chaos in the region. Under the Constitution, which was passed recently, the task is How to make people citizens. " In Morocco, the part of the job include devolution of power to local governments, says Ben Mokhtar "auditing skills and experience are very important, citizen normal and charge both need training and some knowledge, and this requires young to have education and good culture and to integrate continuous for young women in civil society leadership. one of the big challenges is that young people expect something from the government, we have to train them on entrepreneurship, and this is one area where the United States can provide encouragement and assistance. "
Morocco is unique in some way. Unlike modern states that emerged from the British Royal Morocco is a country of ancient him a respectable monarchy combines religious and political power. Therefore, the current king, like his father, could speak with the religious leaders and secular in pushing the country towards economic and political system is modern. Interestingly, says Ben Mokhtar, that what Morocco can teach its neighbors is "we are so in the dark years we were able to find our way." This is a lesson for the ability and endurance, "we good and assessments to be decisive. We are building on the success and we do not have to go back to the beginning."
in addition to its own internal challenges, the Morocco faces regional threats (al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) and of separatist group violent (Polisario Front). And unless stabilize the security situation, the dream of a common African northern prosperous will remain elusive.
The transformation of a country is not an easy question. Morocco at least benefited from a reformist monarchy, and has a history and a common national, while in other places, the picture looks bleak. Take for granted, that the concept of citizenship and respect for the Constitution and efficient government and an independent judiciary, you must start from scratch after the overthrow of dictators, and this requires tremendous patience is often absent after years of political repression and economic stagnation, and this in turn requires a commitment long-term by the West with regard to money and technical expertise and diplomatic support and cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
if we are to be the final chapter of the Arab Spring is the emergence of governments peaceful, stable and relatively free economy with an actor, we do not need speeches, but rather to help continuous, and this is not easy when we have the problems in Western countries budget and the economy, and otherwise the alternative is the prevalence of violence and the resurgence of the leaders of anti-Western and humanitarian disasters.
: Wright Turn
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