The Renewed Conflict in Western Sahara: Risks and Implications

Davide Contini, Researcher for Adverse Media Entities Unit,
Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, January 2021

“Today, this diplomatic crisis over Western Sahara—an offspring of the Cold War and the African decolonization—reemerges, jeopardizing companies’ involvement in the region’s businesses. Legal and economic consequences of the dispute have amplified in recent years, especially following two verdicts of the Court of Justice of the European Union (EU), which stated that Western Sahara has a separate and distinct status from Morocco and that, therefore, Morocco does not have the legal personality to conclude trade agreements concerning the resources of Western Sahara. (cont.)

Article by Davide Contini