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Algeria, a key player for reconciliation in Mali and sustainable peace in the Sahel

By Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui** 28 March 2021 Northeast Mali was shaken two weeks ago by a deadly terrorist attack against the Malian security forces. This attack was followed by others in areas in western Niger bordering Mali. It is certainly not insignificant that these Violent Extremist Organization (VEO) operations happens at the announcement of the Read More >

Terrorism in the Sahel and Sahara

According to the latest Global Terrorism Index (2018) published by the Institute for Economics and Peace, the Sahel-Sahara region ranks third in the world as the region most impacted by terrorism from 2002 to 2017, both in terms of the frequency of attacks and the total number of victims. The Middle East and North Africa Read More >

“African Solutions for African Problems” and Sahel-West African Terrorism

In an ideal world, the protection of civilians lay with their governments and not with foreign actors. In an ideal world, too, classical notions that the state has the monopoly over coercive force within its territorial boundaries will also hold sway. We do not however live in an ideal world. On the 13th August 2017 Read More >

Migration and Refugees in Algeria and the Sahel: Targeting a Win-Win Neighborhood Policy in the Mediterranean

The Maghreb and Sahel4 regions continue to be the site of major east-west and northsouth migration routes. Both regions suffer from low-intensity conflicts, autocratic rule, terrorist activities and organized crime. The fight against terrorism and organized crime requires the existence of structured international cooperation and the ability to formulate common policies. However, these regions are Read More >