Washington - The American decision not to back Morocco’s decision to expel the U.N. mission in the Western Sahara is not an anti-Morocco position but rather a policy declaration consistent with prior American stances in similar conflicts. If Moroccan officials were hoping for a different outcome, they should have had a strategy and a plan to sway the White House. Unfortunately, Rabat did not have either.

Moroccan Foreign Minister
Moroccan Foreign Minister Greets Secretary Kerry Before Strategic Dialogue in Rabat (Photo courtesy US State Department)
Hassan Masiky was born in Kenitra, Morocco, and is based in Washington as a blogger and freelance writer.