Dissertation Topic: In the context of Moroccan expansion policies in Western Sahara region, how adversely these policies impacted refugees of the Western Sahara region.
2. Chapter One: Introduction
I. Study Background: Morocco’s expansion policies in the western Sahara and its impact on the refugees of the region
II. Objective of the Research Study
3. Chapter Two: Literature Review
4. Chapter Three: Research Methodology
5. Chapter Four : History of the Western Sahara Issue
I. Dispute between Morocco and Polisario front
II. US Support to Morocco and Moroccan Control on The Region
III. Millions of People Decolonized From Western Sahara
6. Chapter Five : Issue of Refugees in the Western Sahara Region
I. Role of United Nation on The Issue
a. In maintaining peace in the region
b. In protecting the interest of the refugees
II. Role of International Court on The Issue
a. Decision of the international court in the year 1975 on the issue
III. Role of United States on The Issue
a. Economic and military support to morocco
7. Chapter Six: Conclusion
I. Summary of The Study
II. Adverse Condition of Refugees Due to The Moroccan Invasion in The Western Sahara
III. Recommendations: How Their Situation can be Improved.
8. Chapter Seven: Bibliography
The objective of this study is to assess the impact on the refugees of Western Sahara due to the expansion policies of morocco in the Western Sahara region. The paper discusses how badly the refugees are affected in the region and are subject to several sufferings. Further this paper studies what is the result of US influence on the issue and how the episode would have been different without the external interference in the region.
Western Sahara is the region on the Atlantic coast of Africa that witnesses the longest post colonial conflict in Africa. Morocco has captured a larger part of the region though international community considers this piece of land as “non-self-governing-territory”. The region has been witnessing the silence of the world on the issue even after the severe human rights violations because of the American interference on the issue. A large number of people have lost their homes and are compelled to live the life of refugees in the region. International court of justice had recognized the rights of the people in this region and passed a verdict in their favor but due to influence of US, morocco did not bother to pay attention on the decision of the international court of justice. People of Western Sahara are victim of Moroccan expansionist policies but the big question is on the future of the refugees.
A study conducted by Derek Harvey in the year 1988 provides detail on Regan policy in Morocco. The study detailed out geostrategic and customary disparity in the Western Sahara. The problem that refugees are facing due to the expansionist policies of morocco in the region has been taken into account by the author. The author evaluated strengths, capability and stability of Morocco’s for conducting war.
A study was conducted by Rayford W. Logan in the year 1966 to assess the influence of America in Africa. In his study Mr. Rayford evaluated various policies of central and state Government of Africa and America and related uncertainties and liabilities.
Another study was conducted by Y. Tarabrin in the year 1983 to explore Expansionist policy of United States of America in Africa. Author describes about the increasing role of US in strategic planning of African politics and military. In his article author mentions about various episodes that describes American expansion program in Africa.
Another notable work is done by Mr. Abdeslam Maghraoui in the year 2003. It provides detailed analysis on Morocco take over on Western Sahara. The writer presented a profound analysis of the verdict of Inter national Court of Justice given in the year 1975 on the issue.
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