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Governance, Fragility and Insurgency in the Sahel: A Hybrid Political Order in the Making


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.

Listen in on NUPI researcher Morten Bøås' and Adjunct research professor at SSSA, SAIS Europe and NUPI Francesco Strazzari's conversation related to the launch of a special issue of the "International Spectator" on this subject, that the two researchers have guest edited.