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Western Sahara

(see also Morocco)

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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

On the Web: Articles

Sahara Refugees Form a Progressive Society. John Thorne, Christian Science Monitor (3/26/04):4. 160,000 Saharawi Muslim refugees in Algeria have achieved 95% literacy, equality for women & a vibrant democratic polity -- but see little prospect so far, of returning to their country.

Self-Determination Struggle in Western Sahara Continues to Challenge the UN. Ian Williams & Stephen Zunes, Foreign Policy in Focus (9/15/03).

Desert Dawn: War & Peace in Western Sahara. Special issue of New Internationalist 297 (12/98).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

All Africa News Service: Western Sahara.

Western Sahara Home Page.

Western Sahara Online.

WWW Virtual Library.

In the Library: Articles

Abramson, Gary. "Saharan statesmanship," Africa Report 34,2 (3-4/89):52-56.

Damis, John. "Morocco & the Western Sahara," Current History 89,546 (4/90):165-72.

__________. "The UN settlement plan for the Western Sahara: problems & prospects," Middle East Policy 1,2 (spr 92):36-47.

Diego Aguirre, José Ramón. "La lucha del Frente Polisario (1973-75)," Historia 16 13, 151 (1988):12-22.

Djeghloul, Abdelkader. "La colonización española y las luchas saharauis de 1884 a 1958," Civilización (México) 2 (1984):49-64.

Hermida, Alfred. "The forgotten front," Africa Report 38,3 (5-6/93):41-45.

Lippert, Anne. "The human costs of war in Western Sahara," Africa Today 34,3 (2/10/88):47-60.

Maddy-Weizman, Bruce. "Conflict & conflict management in the Western Sahara: is the endgame near?" Middle East Journal 45,4 (aut 91):594-608.

Novicki, Margaret A. "Bachir Mustapha Sayed: Polisario's policies for peace," Africa Report 34,3 (5-6/89):57-61.

Simpson, Chris. "A land in limbo," Africa Report 37,6 (11-12/92):68-71.

Smith, Teresa K. "Western Sahara fights for Independence," Cultural Survival Quarterly 11,4 (1987):31-34.

Urbina, Ian. "Baker’s bargain. In Morocco, Reagan-era official wants to ignore international law," In These Times (10/1/01):9-10.

West, Jean. "Forgotten exiles," Geographical Magazine 70,7 (7/97):9-17.

Zoubir, Yahia H. "The Western Sahara conflict: regional & international dimensions," Journal of Modern African Studies 28,2 (6/90):225-44.

__________ & Anthony G. Pazzanita. "The UN's failure in resolving the Western Sahara conflict,' Middle East Journal 49,4 (aut 95):614-29.

Zunes, Stephen. "Nationalism & non-alignment: the non-ideology of the Polisario," Africa Today 34,3 (2/10/88):33-47.

__________. "Algeria, the Maghreb Union, & the Western Sahara stalemate," Arab Studies Quarterly 17,3 (sum 95):23-37.

__________. "Western Sahara: peace derailed," Current History 95,1 (5/96):228-34.

__________. "The US & the Western Sahara peace process," Middle East Policy 5,4 (1/98):131-46.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Gretton, John. Western Sahara: The Fight for Self-Determination (London, 1976).

Hodges, Tony. Western Sahara: the Roots of a Desert War (Westport CT, 1983).

Mercer, John. The Sahrawis of Western Sahara (London, 1979).

Price, David Lynn. The Western Sahara (Beverly Hills, 1979).

Saxena, Suresh Chandra. Western Sahara: No Alternative to Armed Struggle (Delhi, 1995).

Shelley, Toby. Endgame in the Western Sahara (London: Zed, 2004).

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CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Western Sahara, the Last Colony" (1997), Common Ground Productions, 26m.

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