Washington DC — U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is fast moving toward what could be a dangerous showdown with Morocco over the Western Sahara.

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.