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The Desert Divided: Remnants of an Unresolved Conflict

By Samuel Driggers A 1,465 mile sand berm divides the territory of Western Sahara in two. The western side of the berm, approximately 80 percent of the territory and all of its coastal land, is de facto controlled by the Moroccan government. The eastern side of the berm, a sandy wasteland, is occupied by the…

The (Ambivalently) Benevolent Monarchs

By: Andrew Jarnagin  The events of the Arab Spring that culminated in the ousting of heads of state across the Middle East and North Africa must have raised the blood pressure of the region’s monarchs by more than a few points. Amazingly, though, the anger generated in these uprisings was not enough to topple a…

Coexistence – More than a Bumper Sticker

By: Ian Davis Many cite the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East as the result of a “clash of civilizations,” with Islam fiercely pitted against the West. The increasing polarization of the region, coupled with a multitude of ignorant beliefs regarding each side’s perception of the other, allows the bitter stalemate to endure. Faced with…

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