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News, Resources, Events and Vacancies (4/05/2021)

News Sahel. L’héritage colonial des eaux et forêts, une arme aux mains des djihadistes –  Orient XXI Chad facing hard choices as anxious allies ill-prepared – Chatham House Protests erupt in N’Djamena as Chadians demand civilian rule – The Guardian Tchad: la France et le G5 Sahel expriment leur soutien au «processus de transition civilo-militaire» –  RFI Un rapport de la Cour des comptes critique la stratégie de la France au Sahel – Le Monde Josep Borrell : « Au Sahel, nous avons peut-être signé trop de chèques en blanc » – Le Monde Record 29 million in the Sahel in need of humanitarian assistance – Al Jazeera In the Sahel, Macron faces his Afghanistan – Politico Dans le delta du fleuve Niger, un peuple de pêcheurs à la confluence des maux sahéliens – Le Point Béchir Ben Yahmed, fondateur de Jeune Afrique, est décédé – Jeune Afrique Unpacking the EU’s New Sahel Strategy – Peacelab Resources What if France Ended Operation Barkhane? Findings of the RAND Webinar on Operation Barkhane by Michael Shurkin, Sarah Grand-Clement, Paola Fusaro Read conference proceedings here The UK’s Integrated Review: Implications for Africa-UK relations Watch Chatham House video recording here Events Afrobarometer UCT thematic seminar on conflict, […]

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France’s War in the Sahel and the Evolution of Counter-Insurgency Doctrine

Michael Shurkin, a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation, documents the evolution of French counterinsurgency (COIN) practices and doctrines from 19th-century colonial operations & the Cold War to present day Operation Barkhane, which began in 2014. He argues that the French military is currently limiting itself to focusing on security in the anticipation that others will do the political work. Read more on Texas National Security Review

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