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The Red Line


May 2, 2021

On the Northwestern edge of the Sahara desert lies the former Spanish colonial possession of Western Sahara. The region has been in various states of conflict for over 50 years, with Morocco's Royal Armed Forces and the Algerian-supported Arab Sahrawi Democratic Republic battling it out for control. We look at the origins of this conflict, the difficulties in resolving it, and the consequences for failing to do so for the stability of Western Africa.
On the panel this week 


Stephen Zunes (Cornell University)
Riccardo Rabiani (Crisis Group)
Jalel Harchaoui (Global Initiative)

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