Ben Abboudi is the Middle East and North Africa Threat Analyst at Healix International. He has lived and studied in the Middle East and has gained expertise in his professional career in security, political and operational risks affecting countries in the MENA region. Ben has experience working at thinks tanks covering terrorist activity across the UK and Middle East.
The latent threat Islamic State (IS) poses to Morocco was again highlighted by recent large-scale counter-terror operations in Morocco. The country’s internal security forces, the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation
When President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to run for a fifth term as president sparked large-scale countrywide demonstrations, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) saw an opportunity to exploit the sudden