Trip Report: The U.S., the EU and Middle East Reform
March 13, 2006
From January 29 - February 3, CSIS led a group of twelve American and European experts on a five-day study tour to Morocco to examine the issue of reform in the Arab world. The group, composed of leading specialists on development, European Union policy toward the Mediterranean world, the sociology of the Arab world, Morocco and the Middle East more broadly, first sought to analyze the reform process that Morocco has recently undertaken. Secondly, the group evaluated the international community’s political and social development programs in Morocco, looking especially at potential cooperation and coordination between the United States, the EU and individual European countries.