Will Biden uphold US recognition of Moroccan sovereignty in Western Sahara?

While North Africa is unlikely to be among US President Joe Biden’s top priorities during his first months in office, Morocco continues to be an essential regional player on which the US relies to maintain its interests in the region, ensure regional stability, and fight against terrorism and extremism. But as Biden’s foreign policy begins to unfold, many Moroccans are apprehensive about whether Biden will answer calls to revoke Donald Trump’s decision last December to recognise Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara. Such concerns seem unlikely to materialise. Firstly, doing so would presen…

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