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Jacob Mundy featured in USA Today article on northern Africa

By Matt Hames on June 11, 2013
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Colgate Professor Jacob Mundy, author of Western Sahara: War, Nationalism and Conflict Irresolution

Jacob Mundy, author of Western Sahara: War, Nationalism and Conflict Irresolution

Colgate professor Jacob Mundy was called upon by the USA Today to add his expertise to an article on north Africa called “Forgotten Western Sahara pines for autonomy.

The article talks about how the Arab Spring revolutions seemed to ignore the Moroccan royal regime. Mundy, author of Western Sahara: War, Nationalism and Conflict Irresolution, suggests some of the reasons in the article.

He says that Morocco is a very close ally of France and the United States, and those countries want to maintain a relationship with the Moroccan government.

“It’s not going to be resolved until there is a crisis. Something major has to happen to shake things up,” Mundy says. Read the entire article here.

An assistant professor of Peace and Conflict studies, Mundy focuses on armed conflicts and humanitarian interventions in northern Africa. During the conflict in Libya, he discussed militia politics in Libya.

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