President Trump’s letter to a number of NATO Allies in the lead-up to the Alliance Summit on 11-12 July, warning them that America is running out of patience as regards their failure to jack up their defence spending is a cheap shot, but a shot nonetheless. It needs to be taken seriously.
This three-part blog contribution provides a security sector perspective on the ongoing crisis in Mali and focuses on the stabilization and security sector reform challenges that need to be addressed in this context.
This first blog in a first-part series on Mali provides background on the country and how its present crisis emerged.
This second blog in the Mali series discusses the national, regional, European and international responses to the crisis in the country, and the peace process that resulted in an agreement in 2015.
This third blog in the Mali series discusses the current situation in the country and the implications for security sector governance that stem from the national, regional, EU and UN efforts to stabilize the country.