Our podcast guest this week was Adria Lawrence, talking about the elections in Morocco.
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Recently in the Monkey Cage:
In Morocco’s election, the major Islamist party won again, by Mohamed Daadaoui.
Beirut’s lessons for how not to rebuild a war-torn city, by Julia Tierney.
Why some dictators are more likely to get nuclear weapons, by Malfrid Braut-Hegghammer
How social media undermined Egypt’s democratic transition, by Sean Aday, Deen Freelon and Marc Lynch.
Winners in Morocco’s election tomorrow won’t have much real power, by Adria Lawrence.
It’s not funded just by oil and looting. How the Islamic State uses agriculture, by Eckart Woertz and Hadi Jaafar.
Why it’s good for dictators to have dictator friends, by Kevin Koehler, Alexander Schmotz and Oisín Tansey.
How migration to the Gulf is influencing Egyptian voters, by Ekrem Karakoç.