Western Sahara: Anatomy of a Stalemate

Western Sahara Anatomy of a Stalemate The long running conflict over the sovereignty of Western Sahara has involved all the states of northwest Africa and many beyond since Spain ceded the territory to Morocco and Mauritania in Erik

  • Title: Western Sahara: Anatomy of a Stalemate
  • Author: Erik Jensen
  • ISBN: 9781588263056
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Paperback
  • Western Sahara: Anatomy of a Stalemate

    The long running conflict over the sovereignty of Western Sahara has involved all the states of northwest Africa and many beyond since Spain ceded the territory to Morocco and Mauritania in 1976 Erik Jensen traces the evolution of the conflict from its colonial roots to its present manifestation as a political stalemate Jensen reviews the history of the dispute, descriThe long running conflict over the sovereignty of Western Sahara has involved all the states of northwest Africa and many beyond since Spain ceded the territory to Morocco and Mauritania in 1976 Erik Jensen traces the evolution of the conflict from its colonial roots to its present manifestation as a political stalemate Jensen reviews the history of the dispute, describes the quest by the UN and interested states to facilitate a process of self determination through a referendum on independence vs integration with Morocco, and explores the impasse over how to determine who should be allowed to vote in such a referendum He then turns to the recent efforts of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan s personal envoy for Western Sahara, James Baker, to resolve the conflict Despite Baker s 2003 peace plan, the government of Moroco and the Polisario Front remain at odds, and the stalemate continues.

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