• New publication “Around Western Sahara: ongoing research, testimonies and novels”. L’Ouest saharien, issue 12
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    “Autour du Sahara Occidental : recherches en cours, témoignages et nouvelles” in Cahiers L’Ouest saharien, n°12, 2020, 278 p. This issue of L’Ouest saharien is published in the context of the resumption of the war in Western Sahara, which raises great uncertainties about the political and military situation in the coming months in the region. It gives an idea…

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  • New Film, open access: “Rashōmon in the Sahara”
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    CORREALE Francesco, LÓPEZ BARGADOS Alberto and GONZÁLEZ MORANDI José, with the participation of EVRARD Camille and CORBELLINI Jean Philippe, Rashōmon au Sahara, 2020, 56 min, French, Spanish, Arabic version. Rashōmon in the Sahara is the result of a research project funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation in Duesseldorf. An international team travels from different parts...

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  • New publication de Larosi Haidar “La saharauidad traicionada”
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    Haidar Atik, Larosi Larosi Haidar Atik . After the first Sahrawi liberation war, he settled in Spain, where he obtained a degree and a doctorate in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Granada, where he is currently teaching. He has participated in several poetic anthologies such as One Thousand and One Saharawi Poems (2013) and Saharawi Poets. Generación de Amistad (2013) and...

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  • Analyses by Khadija Mohsen-Finan of the last conflict evolutions
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    Two publications by Khadija Mohsen-Finan on: 1 / the normalization of relations between Morocco and Israel: https://orientxxi.info/magazine/maroc-le-sahara-occidental-contre-la-palestine,4366 2 / the breaking of the cease-fire: https://orientxxi.info/magazine/sahara-occidental-le-retour-de-la-force,4301 Khadija Mohsen-Finan is a political scientist, Associate professor (University of Paris 1) and research associate in the Sirice laboratory (Identities, international relations and civilizations of Europe). Latest publication (with Pierre…

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  • Open letter: Academics mobilize by writing to Joe Biden, following Trump declaration.
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    A group of academics wrote an open letter to newly elected U.S. President, Joe Biden, in reaction to Donald Trump's declaration of recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara. The letter was sent to the White House on January 20, the day of Joe Biden's inauguration.   Dear President Biden, We are writing to express...

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  • Letter from OUISO to the Presidency of IRD: Request for clarification on IRD research partnerships in Western Sahara
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    Paris, 17th of December 2020, Dear Colleague, Dear CEO of IRD, In June 2020, our observatory published on its website a news item about the signing of research conventions between the IRD and some Moroccan communities or institutions relating to research conducted in the "Moroccan Sahara" according to the terminology used by the IRD communication...

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  • Petition: Academics launch a Letter of Solidarity with Western Sahara, which they invite to sign
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    Alice Wilson (University of Sussex), Mark Drury (Princeton University), Vivian Solana (Carleton University) and Meriem Naïli (University of Exeter) have written a letter strongly condemning President Donald Trump's proclamation recognising Morocco's sovereignty over Western Sahara, which they invite you to sign. Text available on the online portal of the international news agency La Pressenza (French,...

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  • In the press: some academic reactions to Donald Trump’s statement
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    Donald Trump's recent statement about the official recognition of Morocco's illegal annexation of Western Sahara has provoked strong reactions in the press and on the world geopolitical scene. Here is a selection of articles presenting the academic reactions following this decision: References: Aimeur, K. (2020, 13 december). Yahia Zoubir, Professeur à KEDGE Business School, à propos...

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  • CALL for papers – L’Ouest saharien journal – Women’s conditions
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    Call for papers for the journal L’Ouest saharien Thematic issue (2022) “Women’s conditions in the Sahara-Sahel” Issue coordinators: Camille Evrard, historian, associate researcher at the FRAMESPA laboratory (UMR 5136 – Toulouse Jean Jaurès University) and at the CITERES laboratory (UMR 7324 – University of Tours) Erin Pettigrew, historian, Assistant Professor, History and Arab Crossroads Studies, New…

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  • New articles: About D. Trump’s statement on the recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara – Stephen Zunes
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    Reference: Zunes, S. (2020). "Trump Recognized Morocco's Illegal Occupation to Boost the Israeli Occupation", truthout [online]. Abstract: Stephen Zunes, in this article, evokes the announcement made by Donald Trump on December 10, 2020, which provoked strong reactions in the press and on the world geopolitical scene. Trump officially recognized the illegal Moroccan annexation of Western...

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