Arguments that Morocco needs only US recognition of its sovereignty over Western Sahara overestimate American influence on the UN political process.

US Official Rebuts Rumors of Morocco Normalizing Israel Ties for US Support on Western Sahara
Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker visited Morocco on October 19. Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Facebook
Morgan Hekking holds a BA in International Relations from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.