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Anouar Boukhars  

Nonresident scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program.

Anouar Boukhars is a nonresident scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program. He is an assistant professor of international relations at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland and the author of Politics in Morocco: Executive Monarchy and Enlightened Authoritarianism (Routledge, 2010).

Boukhars was a co-project leader of Carnegie’s Mauritania Working Group where scholars and policymakers gathered in four roundtables, beginning in January and ending in June 2012, to discuss critical issues faced by the country and the response of the international community.

Boukhars is a former fellow at the Brookings Doha Center where he published “Political Violence in North Africa: The Perils of Incomplete Liberalization” and “Fighting the Growth of Terrorist Networks on the Maghreb.” His other publications have appeared in a large number of journals and leading newspapers, including Journal of Conflict Studies, International Political Science Review, European Security, Terrorism Monitor, and Columbia International Affairs Online.


Ph.D, Old Dominion University; M.A., Al-Akhawayn University; B.A., Ibn Tofail University


Arabic; English; French


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