Washington - I have watched Polisario representatives at work for years. Unlike Moroccan officials who lobby top officials, Polisario activists abroad always target staff members and young activists working in key government agencies around the world or assisting high-ranking international organizations officials.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon leaves a meeting about Western Sahara in arch 5, 2016, near a UN base in Bir-Lahlou, Algeria. (AFP/Farouk Batiche)
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon leaves a meeting about Western Sahara in arch 5, 2016, near a UN base in Bir-Lahlou, Algeria. (AFP/Farouk Batiche)
Hassan Masiky was born in Kenitra, Morocco, and is based in Washington as a blogger and freelance writer.