Launch of International Spectator Special Issue guest edited by Morten Bøås and Francesco Strazzari.

03/12/2020 – 14:00-16:00 CET – on Microsoft Teams – Register here

Once a region that rarely featured in debates about global security, the Sahel has become increasingly topical as it confronts the international community with intertwined challenges related to climate variability, poverty, food insecurity, population displacement, transnational crime, contested statehood and jihadist insurgencies. Sahel is in fact a political order in the making, where extra-legal governance influences the nature of political competition and multiple threats challenge international stakeholders.

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Table of Contents:

The Fragility Dilemma in the Sahel (Osland & Erstad)

Counterinsurgency Practice in Niger and Nigeria (Berlingozzi & Stoddard)

The Great Illusion: Security Sector Reform in the Sahel (Venturi & Touré)

Al-Qaeda & Islamic State Clash in Central Mali (Baldaro & Diall)

Political Violence on Lake Chad (Iocchi)

Gold Mining in the Sahara- Sahel (Raineri)

Insurgent Appropriation of Grievances in Niger (Bøås, Cissé & Mahamane)