The Inevitable Legetimacy Of The Moroccan Sovereignty Over The Western (Moroccan) Sahara


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https://doi.org/10.52520/masjaps.v7i2id198

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Moroccan sovereignty, autonomy plan, legitimacy, Western Sahara

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This article sheds light on the Moroccan-Algerian conflict over Western Sahara that has been a perplexed conflict for decades. This issue has caused a big concern in security matters not only in the Maghreb region but also worldwide. Many attempts were initiated to solve this problem by the UN and some European states, yet, in vain. The issue's complexity derives from the long-lasting clash of positions between Morocco and Algeria that concerns the legitimate sovereignty since the decolonization of Western Sahara from Spain in 1975. Consequently, this has made the conflict frozen.  The recent consistent and continuous admissions of many European and Arab states have been and still make an immense frustration and disappointment to the neighboring country, Algeria, the biggest supporter of the self-determination plan for the Sahrawi people, and the independence of the Polisario front. Accordingly, this article will be an evaluation of the motivations behind the support Morocco has been receiving from other states and the various positions surrounding the conflict and provides a discussion on the parties involved in this conflict. The significance of this research lies in its ambitious attempt to prove the inevitable Moroccaness of the Western Sahara based on the latest updates on the case. It also proves that the international recognition is just a matter of time which automatically signifies the probability of eternal enmity between Morocco and Algeria.

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2022-06-07

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ZNIOI, F. Z. (2022). The Inevitable Legetimacy Of The Moroccan Sovereignty Over The Western (Moroccan) Sahara. MAS Journal of Applied Sciences, 7(2), 474–486. https://doi.org/10.52520/masjaps.v7i2id198

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