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The Sahel and Western Military Assistance in Africa

Virtual

A panel of experts explore the West’s changing military presence in Africa’s Sahel region and what it could mean for peace and stability across the continent.

French and Chadian peacekeepers talk at the Minusma peacekeeping base in Kidal, Mali
Reuters
Mar
22

Past Events

World Review: Ethiopia's Tigray Crisis, Lebanon's Decline, Rumsfeld

PAST EVENT VIDEO
World Review

Kim Ghattas, Philip Stephens, and Julian Barnes join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

Ethiopia
REUTERS

World Review: Climate Summit, Chad, China + Russia?

PAST EVENT VIDEO
World Review

Steve Erlanger, Nirmal Ghosh, and Susan Glasser join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

President Biden opens a high-level climate summit
REUTERS

Commentary & Analysis

US "Counterterrorism Strategy" Is Failure by Another Name

In the News
Crashing the War Party
Elizabeth Shackelford

Twenty years of US funded security assistance and counterterrorism in Africa has only increased violence, argues Elizabeth Shackelford on Crashing the War Party Podcast.

Soldiers stand near a bombed car in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Reuters
Global Politics

Why Support Africa's Small Farmers?

In the News
Project Syndicate
Roger Thurow

“As Africa’s farmers work to adapt to climate change, global leaders must do their part by keeping–and extending–the promises they made at COP26,” writes Roger Thurow in Project Syndicate.

Subsistence farmers work their field of maize after late rains near the capital Lilongwe, Malawi February 1, 2016.
Reuters
Food and Agriculture

Research

​​Addressing China's Rising Influence in Africa

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Michael Tiboris

China’s growing contributions to African development should not automatically be feared, but their increased presence should create a recalibration in US approaches to development.

Chinese flag, Beijing, China.
International Development

Empowering Youth through Entrepreneurship: Africa to Chicago

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Nicole Robinson

This paper offers actions businesses, governments, foundations, and community organizations can explore to ramp up ecosystems for future youth entrepreneurs.

 A group of youth attend a training on welding at the technical school in Mellit, North Darfur.
Albert Gonzalez Farran
Education