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Samir Bennis


Samir Bennis is a political analyst. He is the editor-in-chief of Morocco World News.

Comment: Conflicting statements from US diplomats have left Rabat unsure of Washington's support for its Western Sahara plans, writes Samir Bennis.

11 May, 2016

Morocco hasn't really lost in its confrontation with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and the recent UN resolution on Western Sahara is indicative of that, writes Samir Bennis.

04 May, 2016

Comment: Ban Ki-Moon's biased and ill-informed assessment of the situation in Western Sahara has angered the monarch and shows he is no longer fit for the job, says Samir Bennis.

28 April, 2016

Comment: Rabat and Riyadh are looking to create a new axis of regional support that transcends the Arab League, writes Samir Bennis.

25 April, 2016

Comment: Ban Ki-moon appears to be calling for a renegotiation over what Sahrawi 'self-determination' might look like, writes Samir Bennis.

20 April, 2016

Comment: The plan for an independence referendum has failed to come to fruition in 30 years - and it's time for a new plan, argues Samir Bennis.

14 April, 2016

Comment: Morocco's good relations with the UN Security Council have helped it maintain the status quo in the Western Sahara, leaving Ban Ki-moon out on a limb, says Samir Bennis.

06 April, 2016