WEBINAR: Launch of special issue of International Spectator

Thu 3 Dec 2020
Time: 14:00 Location: Microsoft Teams Language: English

We are happy to promote the launch of a special issue of the "International Spectator" journal on Governance, Fragility and Insurgency in the Sahel: A Hybrid Political Order in the Making, guest edited by Morten Bøås and Francesco Strazzari.


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.

The special issue includes the following articles:


  • Henriette Ullavik Erstad

    Former employee
  • Kari M. Osland

    Senior Research Fellow
  • Alessio Iocchi

    Senior Research Fellow
  • Laouali Mahamane

    Geographer by training and Director of Beta Consult, Niamey, Niger
  • Abdoul Wakhab Cissé

    Senior Researcher at the Resource Centre of the Alliance for Rebuilding Governance in Africa (ARGA)
  • Luca Raineri

    researcher in security studies at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies
  • Yida Seydou Diall Seydou Diall

    Doctoral Student and Research Lecturer in Private Law at the Faculty of Legal and Political Sciences of the University of Bamako
  • Edoardo Baldaro

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Recherche et Études en Politique Internationale (REPI)
  • Nana Toure

    Consultant on Gender, Governance, Human Rights, Peace and Security based in Mali
  • Bernardo Venturi

    Senior Fellow at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)
  • Ed Stoddard

    Marie Curie Research Fellow in Conflict Studies at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies
  • Laura Berlingozzi

    PhD candidate in International Relations at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies

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