May 15, 2024

Western Sahara conflicts have yet to be definitively resolved. It now belongs to the category of “forgotten” or “frozen” conflicts. The conflict itself is not the only issue to have been forgotten. Power politics have overridden questions of international legality despite the unlawful occupation of the territory and the legitimacy of Sahrawi rights. What should have been a straightforward case of decolonization in the Western Sahara has become a conspicuous
failure of the UN; mainly due to the disinclination of its most powerful members in the Security Council, chiefly the United States and France.

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Source: Taylor & Francis Online

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