Regions / Morocco
By supporting Morocco's illegal annexation of Western Sahara, the Senate is establishing a dangerous precedent in international relations.
Morocco might have a better record on domestic reforms than its neighbors, but that's no excuse to ignore its recent retreat on human rights.
It's not terrorism or trade that matters most in the Maghreb, but self-determination for the Sahrawis of Western Sahara.
A new framework for negotiations must take into account the positions of both Polisario and Morocco.
Moroccos plan for autonomy falls well short of what is necessary to bring about a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Western Sahara.
Autonomy for this former colony looks good on paper. But true self-determination works better in both principle and reality for the people of Western Sahara.
In Morocco, jokes about Islam are no laughing matter, as two journalists recently discovered.
With the diplomatic umbrella of France and the United States protecting the monarchy from its international obligations, it now appears that Baker will soon be recommending that the UN drop the idea for a plebiscite and replace it with a settlement provid
On Africas Atlantic coast, at the western extremity of the Arab world, lies Western Sahara, site of Africas longest post-colonial conflict.