The economic crisis in Spain has caused a change in Catalonia’s foreign policy. The Catalan region has adopted a Turkish-style foreign policy to overcome the economic situation.
The new Moroccan constitution shows that, even with reforms, democracy is far from a reality.
Authoritarian Arab states rely on oil revenue to maintain a military presence over their people. But cutting this revenue would also hurt social welfare programs, hindering democratization.
Saudi Arabia agreed to provide foreign aid to Egypt in order to ensure the region’s harmony. For the Saudis, any religious motive comes second to securing Egypt's political stability.