Vivian Solana’s last paper : An Invisible War in Western Sahara

Vivian Solana’s last paper : An Invisible War in Western Sahara

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Vivian Solana, “An Invisible War in Western Sahara,” Middle East Report, 298 (Spring 2021).

At a crossroads between sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa, the Saharan desert has long been misconstrued in colonial discourses as a largely unpeopled geography deemed culturally marginal and largely assimilable to Maghrebi post-colonial nation-states. As a result, Saharan political identities occupy a blind spot in social scientific area studies. Partly for this reason, the political demands of hundreds of thousands of Sahrawis who support the Polisario Front—an anti-colonial national liberation movement established in 1973 to recover sovereignty over Western Sahara—are systematically sidelined in global political agendas and mostly ignored in mainstream media. (…)

https://merip.org/2021/04/an-invisible-war-in-western-sahara

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