New York Times: How a long insurgency plays into Trump’s move on Morocco

A Moroccan-controlled border crossing checkpoint near Mauritania in Guerguerat, Western Sahara. Credit…Fadel Senna/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

By Richard Pérez-Peña,
New York Times, 10 December 2020

President Trump’s decision to endorse Moroccan control of Western Sahara puts the United States once again at odds with world opinion, as it takes sides for the first time in a decades-long struggle at a moment when that conflict threatens to return to open warfare

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