Washington D.C. - News that Mauritania has deployed its troops to the Moroccan city of Lagouira and erected its flag has sent the Moroccan public and press into frenzy. While this development may not be as big of a deal as it sounds, it is a sign of yet another Moroccan diplomatic misstep.

Hassan Masiky was born in Kenitra, Morocco, and is based in Washington as a blogger and freelance writer.