Is political unrest in Morocco next?

February 17, 2011

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Morocco's King Mohammed VI (right), shown here with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, so far has not faced protests.

So far, Morocco hasn’t seen the kind of widespread street protests that countries like Tunisia and Egypt have experienced. The rating agency Standard and Poors has said the country of nearly 32 million is the least likely in the region to be affected by widespread political unrest. And the Moroccan government says it is not worried about a protest scheduled for February 20 that is being organized via social networking sites like Facebook. We'll discuss Morocco's political situation with Paul Silverstein, a professor of anthropology at Reed College and co-editor of the book Memory and Violence in the Middle East and North Africa.