This first blog in a first-part series on Mali provides background on the country and how its present crisis emerged.
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.
This third blog on the situation in the Middle East discusses the proposition to create a Sunni state in parts of Syria and Iraq. On 25 November 2015, John Bolton, US representative to the UN from 2005–2006, neo-con par excellence, published a piece in the New York Times that advocated the creation … [Read more…]
Is South Sudan going south? Not necessarily, but the world’s youngest state is clearly in big trouble.
In 2008, the CAR government and the donor community were engaged in an effort to prepare what
would have been the most comprehensive SSR programme ever in a fragile, post-conflict country – if it had been implemented. I worked in CAR at that time.Here is my take on where the country is now and how it got there.