A view of the lighthouse next to Rick's Caf is seen in Casablanca, Morocco, on Friday, July 27, 2007. The midnight fog rolls off the Atlantic, wrapping around Casablanca's Enfa Airfield, where Rick's goodbye to Ilsa in 1942 created the Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman imitation industry. Today, the folks at the Casablanca Stock Exchange say the classic film about romance and redemption on a stage of global strife plays a cameo role in wooing Western capital to Morocco's financial hub at a time when the fear of terrorism has left much of the Muslim world grappling with ways to entice foreign investment. Photographer: Eve Coulon/Bloomberg News A view of the lighthouse next to Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca, Morocco, in 2007. (Eve Coulon/Bloomberg News)

Right Turn will be traveling this week. I will be in Morocco and, if the computer connection gods allow, will be sending back some reports on an interesting part of the world, where Arab Spring reform, ongoing threats to civil liberties and the perils from North African terrorists all intersect. In the interest of full disclosure, my airfare and hotel will be paid for by a Moroccan think tank, the Moroccan Institute for International Relations. As always, the observations will be my own.

So check back during the week. In addition to periodic reports from and about Morocco, I’ll have posts on other topics. Right Turn will be back in full on Sun., June 8.