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Mali's Instability Threatens the Sahel

Judd Devermont and Neil Munshi explain why Mali's instability is a threat to Africa's Sahel region.
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Mali’s mass political protests against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita escalated over the last few weeks, prompting the government to clash with protestors and dissolve the constitutional court. This week on Deep Dish, the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Judd Devermont and the Financial Times’ Neil Munshi explain why Mali’s instability is a threat to Africa’s Sahel region — soon to be the West’s largest conflict zone.

About the Guests
Judd Devermont
Africa Program Director, Center for Strategic and International Studies
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Judd Devermont is the director of the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
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Neil Munshi
West Africa Correspondent, Financial Times
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Neil Munshi is the West Africa correspondent for the Financial Times.
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Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
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