The Western Sahara Conflict

The Role of Natural Resources in Decolonization, Current African Issues 33 (NAI Current African Issues) by Claes Olsson

Publisher: Nordic Africa Institute

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • Developing Countries,
  • Social Science / Third World Development,
  • Third World Development,
  • Decolonization,
  • Natural resources,
  • Political aspects,
  • Western Sahara
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages30
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Open LibraryOL9122232M
ISBN 109171065717
ISBN 109789171065711

Mediating Conflict: decision-making and western intervention in Namibia by JabriVivienneManchester and New York, Manchester University Press, Pp. $ - Volume 31 Issue 3 - Richard Dale. The Western Sahara conflict has eluded resolution for so long that the principles underlying United Nations-led efforts to seek an enduring outcome have . Unending conflict. This is happening amid the decades-long hostilities in Western Sahara. In , Morocco occupied the area on the Atlantic coast of northwest Africa. Western Sahara (Arabic: الصحراء الغربية; Amazigh: Tanẓṛuft Tutrimt; Spanish: Sahara Occidental) is a territory in the north is Morocco, to the east is Algeria, to the south is Mauritania, and to the west is the Atlantic surface is , square kilometres (, sq mi). It is one of the most sparsely populated territories in the world.

They also investigated satellite images on Google Earth, they wrote in the book. "Due to its history of conflict, detailed archaeological and palaeoenvironmental research in Author: Owen Jarus. The Western Sahara conflict, now in its 35th year, is a conflict that challenges concepts of territorial sovereignty and self-determination and of the alleged linkage between them. AU limits its role in Western Sahara crisis. The African Union (AU) will be limiting its peace efforts in the Western Sahara in order to support the United Nations’ (UN) process in the region. The Western Sahara is a disputed area claimed by both Morocco and the Polisario Front, the representatives of the indigenous Sahrawi people. When Mauritania withdrew from the conflict in ,the only opponent of the Saharawi remained Morocco, which occupies most of the country (80%) with the help of a defensive military structure, called the Western Sahara Berm, erected from north to south and running for approximately 2, Berm is a series of mined sand dunes. The Saharawi people have built the .

  VICE News travels to Western Sahara's occupied and liberated territories, as well as the Polisario-run refugee camps in Algeria, to find out more about one of the world's least reported conflicts. A new book has been published describing the political aspects of the natural resources plunder of occupied Western Sahara. Published: - Printer version The book is titled ‘Profit over Peace in Western Sahara – How commercial interests undermine self-determination in the last colony in Africa’ and is published at.   The purpose of investigating the conflict over the Western Sahara is to trace and analyze its impact upon the political stability of the northwest region of the African continent. Chapter I provides background information on the Western Sahara. Chapter II discusses the international political developments affecting the Western Sahara. Chapter III discusses the Author: Samir Jassam Radhi.

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The authors of Western Sahara: War, Nationalism, and Conflict Irresolution largely succeed in giving the reader a comprehensive tour d’horizon of the dispute, one that begins with the –91 war between Morocco and Polisario and continues Cited by: Western Sahara is a non-self-governing territory on the northwest coast of Africa bordered by Morocco, Mauritania, and Algeria.

After Spain withdrew from its former colony of Spanish Sahara inMorocco annexed the northern two-thirds of Western Sahara and claimed the rest of the territory infollowing Mauritania's withdrawal. The Western Sahara conflict is both one of the world’s oldest and one of its most neglected.

More than 30 years after the war began, the displacement of large numbers of people and a ceasefire in that froze military positions, its end remains remote. This is substantially due to the fact that for most of the actors – Morocco, Algeria.

Western Sahara: War, Nationalism, and Conflict Irresolution (Syracuse Studies on Peace and Conflict by Stephen Zunes Hardcover $ Available to ship in days. Ships from and sold by by: Western Sahara book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

The Western Sahara conflict has proven to be one of the most protract /5(5). Budapest (Hungary)- A new book on the conflict in Western Sahara was published this May under the title “Hungary and the Crisis in Western Sahara”, written by Hungarian expert in the issue and ex-member of the UN Mission in the territory, Dr.

János page book is the result of 10 years of scientific research, and is unique in. Librarian's tip: Discussion of the Western Sahara conflict begins on p. Read preview Overview North Africa in Transition: State, Society, and Economic Transformation in the s By Yahia H.

Zoubir University Press of Florida, Western Sahara, territory occupying an extensive desert Atlantic-coastal area of northwest Africa.

It became a protectorate of Spain in the 19th century and was later claimed by Morocco, Mauritania, and local inhabitants. The territory remained disputed between Morocco and local forces well into the 21st century.

As this conflict receives limited international attention, the recent book Western Sahara: War, Nationalism and Conflict Irresolution is a welcome addition to the literature on both the region and conflict studies. Co-authored by Stephen Zunes, chair of the University of San Francisco Middle Eastern Studies program and an authoritative voice on.

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 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. Western Sahara Books: Oasis by Laureen Vonnegut Sufferings in Africa by James Riley Western Sahara: The Roots of a Desert War by Tony Hodges Allah's Garden by Thomas Hollowell Endgame in the Western Sahara: What Future for Africa's Last Colony.

Western Sahara: War, Nationalism and Conflict Irresolution by Jacob Mundy The Sword and the Cross. South Africa also called for a ceasefire in Western Sahara, a region that has seen no conflict sincesuggesting its position is out of Author: Yahia Hatim. Western Sahara is in a complicated situation.

From geography, European colonialism, and the Polisario Front, this video takes an in-depth look at how exactly modern Western Sahara came to be. Western Sahara's ‘conflict tomatoes’ highlight a forgotten occupation. Morocco’s control of the ‘last colony in Africa’ is at the centre of campaigners’ legal challenge to the.

King Mohammed VI delivers a speech urging the UN to find an urgent solution to the Western Sahara conflict. France renews its support for Morocco’s Autonomy Plan. Get this from a library. International law and the Western Sahara conflict.

[Juan Soroeta Liceras] -- Since joining the UN inits main bodies pressured Spain to proceed with the decolonization of "Spanish Sahara", which shortly after, and under the name of.

This book explores the traces of the passage of time on the protracted and intractable conflict of Western Sahara. The authors offer a multilevel analysis of recent developments from the global to the local scenes, including the collapse of the architecture of the UN-led conflict resolution.

The Western Sahara conflict has proven to be one of the most protracted and intractable struggles facing the international community.

Pitting local nationalist determination against Moroccan territorial ambitions, the dispute is further complicated by regional tensions with Algeria and the geo-strategic concerns of major global players, including the United States, France, Cited by: In “Western Sahara: A Conflict on the Fringes of New Regional Dynamics,” Khadija Mohsen-Finan reinforces the myth thusly: “Backed by Algeria in its fight for a territory it considered to be its own, the Polisario Front harnessed all the great myths of Third World resistance and insisted that the Sahara was still a territory under colonial.

The Western Sahara conflict has proven to be one of the most protracted and intractable struggles facing the international community. Pitting local nationalist determination against Moroccan territorial ambitions, the dispute is further complicated by regional tensions with Algeria and the geo-strategic concerns of major global players, including the United States, France.

Read this book on Questia. Although the war in the Western Sahara recently entered its 16th year, until now very few scholarly works have dealt with the. The Western Sahara conflict has proven to be one of the most protracted and intractable struggles facing the international community.

Pitting local nationalist determination against Moroccan territorial ambitions, the dispute is further complicated by regional tensions with Algeria and the geo-strategic concerns of major global players, including the United States.

The Four-Approach Dilemma of the Western Sahara Conflict Mohammed Cherka Sahrawis who were listed on the Spanish census ofand insisted on adding up toMoroccans to the list.

Ten years later, then -UN envoy J ames Baker presented his draft “Framework Agreement on the StatusFile Size: KB. The Western Sahara conflict also resonated at the international level.

Set during the height of the Cold War, the Western Sahara conflict saw Western powers back Morocco and the African Union and Non-Aligned Movement rally to Polisario — where Soviet influence was more indirect.

The Morocco-Polisario war, which briefly saw Mauritania‟s File Size: KB. Referring to the responsibilities of the EU towards the long-standing conflict in Western Sahara ¨ The EU for too long has played a second-tier role in finding a political solution to the Western.

The dispute over Western Sahara has been smouldering for over 40 years. In the refugee camps in Algeria, resignation is spreading among many people who have been hoping for a solution by the United Nations for decades. By Hugo Flotat-Talon.

Omar is seated on a carpet in his father's tent. He was born here, the year-old says – here in the. Peace is the only solution in this world to solve all the problems amicably.

The following things should be carried out: * Conflict place should be shared to the both countries equally. * People of both country should be given equal rights to g.

In times of economic crisis and rising unemployment in North Africa, Western Sahara's natural resources have become fiercely contested treasures. The new balance of power resulting from recent political developments in the region could lead to a renegotiation of the conflict.

By Susanne Kaiser. In short, I argue in the book that the dictatorial regime in Equatorial Guinea and the Moroccan occupation in Western Sahara (Western Sahara is the last colony in Africa) are committing—and covering up—serious, widespread and gendered human rights abuses with the support of foreign corporations and states, including companies from the USA.

- John Damis, ‘Conflict in Northwest Africa: The Western Sahara Dispute’, Stanford, Hoover Institution Press - Tony Hodges, ‘Western Sahara: The Roots of a Desert War’, Westport, Lawrence Hill, - Yahia H. Zoubir and Daniel Volman (eds), ‘International Dimensions of the Western Sahara Conflict’, Westport, Praeger.

The Western Sahara Campaign works in solidarity with the Saharawi people to advance their right to self-determination and to promote their human rights.

To join our mailing list or donate contact [email protected] or download this form to affiliate your organisation here (53 KB).Introduction / Tony Hodges --The theory and practice of decolonization: the western Sahara case / Thomas Franck --The International Court of Justice and the western Sahara dispute / George Joffé --The origins of Saharawi nationalism / Tony Hodges --The role of world powers / Werner Ruf --Morocco at war / David Seddon --Al-Mukhtufin (the.

The Western Sahara conflict has eluded resolution for so long that the principles underlying United Nations-led efforts to seek an enduring outcome have become muddied almost to the point of cancelling each other out.

Forty-one years since its inception, diplomatic language rather than arms has become the medium for the continuation of the dispute.