Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

In February 1993, the Arab Maghrib Union (AMU) marked its fourth anniversary. Despite the great hopes that were vested in this regional economic organization, it has not thrived. [1] There have been five summit meetings since the Treaty of Marrakesh was signed to great fanfare, but the heads of state have been sorely distracted by issues other than building an economic union in North Africa: the unresolved matter of Western Sahara, the Islamist movement in Algeria, the international sanctions against Libya, the pressure for democratization in Mauritania and Tunisia, even the Persian Gulf war.

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How to cite this article:

Robert Mortimer "Regionalism and Geopolitics in the Maghrib," Middle East Report 184 (September/October 1993).