The Sahrawis: Obstacles to Self-Determination (Part 2/2)

September 05, 2014

To protect the people’s rights, the Sahrawi leadership needs to accept the autonomy plan proposed by Morocco. When this author spoke to Ambassador David Welch, who served as the Assistant US Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs from 2005-2008, about the situation...

The Sahrawis: Obstacles to Self-Determination (Part 1/2)

September 03, 2014

To protect the people’s rights, the Sahrawi leadership needs to accept the autonomy plan proposed by Morocco. In 1963, the United Nations General Assembly listed the Western Sahara, at the time a Spanish colony, as a non-self-governing territory. Spain, the administrator of the territory, was...

Obama Ignores Morocco’s Illegal Occupation and Human Rights Abuses

January 05, 2014

US policy on Western Sahara constitutes nothing less than a rejection of international law. In November 2013, President Barack Obama met with Morocco’s King Mohammed VI in Washington for their first face-to-face meeting. The result was a bitter disappointment for supporters of human rights...