MINURSO – A Resolution With Resolve? – Robert M. Holley

  Robert M. Holley May 2, 2018 After a few last minute grumbles from Russia and a few meaningless word adjustments, the UN Security Council has voted approval of a new mandate for MINURSO, the Western Sahara peacekeeping mission, now into its 27th year of a so far fruitless search to find some compromise political solution to this seemingly endless dispute. Polisario had its hand slapped for its needlessly provocative ...

Morocco Should Implement Its Long Awaited Autonomy Plan — Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.)

Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.) May 1, 2018 Last month, Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita visited Washington to discuss the Western Sahara question and, importantly, the status of US-Morocco relations, and was reported to seriously question whether the US still considers its relationship with Morocco of strategic importance.  Also, on April 26th, the UN Security Council renewed the MINURSO mandate for the Western Sahara, to maintain the peacekeeping mission to ...

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