Is the Western Sahara dispute nearing an end? | Foreign Military Studies Office

Former Pentagon official and current Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) on the history and outlook of the ongoing Western Sahara dispute: In recent decades the Middle East has been a region replete with conflicts. In the last four years alone civil war has erupted in Syria, Libya, and Yemen, contributing to the highest world refugee totals since World War II. Beyond the Arab-Israeli conflict, however, one of ...

Time to resolve the Western Sahara dispute | The Hill

More calls to finally end the Western Sahara dispute: Love and patriotism are difficult emotions to fake. Last week, Moroccans around the world commemorated a peaceful march that 40 years ago declared Morocco’s historical claim to its beloved Saharan lands. King Mohamed VI, who is devoted to the cause of the nation’s claim to its southern provinces, continues to draw crowds and support. With its diverse regions, dialects, ethnicities and ...

Solving 40-year Cold War conflict needs more than words | The Hill

How U.S. policy towards Western Sahara was shaped, and how the conflict must be resolved: Forty years ago on November 6, 1975, 350,000 Moroccans, led by King Hassan II, peaceably walked into the Spanish-occupied Western Sahara, in defiance of thousands of Spanish soldiers, waving the Moroccan flag and the Koran, to reclaim their traditional sovereignty over the region as General Franco faded from power. It was a different era, and ...

Autonomy Can Resolve 40-Year Western Sahara Conflict | Middle East Institute

I. William Zartman, Professor Emeritus at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University, writes about the 40th anniversary of the Green March on the Middle East Institute site: 2015 marks the anniversary of the Green March, the spectacular initiative forty years that began the decolonization of the Spanish Sahara.  Since then, although Moroccan administration of the territory was recognized by the UN and populations ...

Morocco celebrates 40th anniversary of liberation | ANSAmed

As published today by ANSAmed, a subsection of the Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata: Morocco celebrates today the 40th anniversary of the 1975 Green March, which took 350,000 citizens into the Spanish-occupied Sahara to call for freedom. The demonstration was called by King Hassan II and served a symbolic role in the fight for the country’s independence. After that day, Spain signed the Madrid Agreement and left Morocco with the exception ...
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