Robert Muggah, Editor Steven Zyck, Editor
Collection launched: 12 Jun 2013
The crisis in Mali extends throughout the Sahel. Major powers in the neighborhood, such as Nigeria and Algeria, are also feeling the effects. The international community was caught completely off guard. Once regarded as a model democracy, Mali has witnessed a coup, secessionist movement, and the penetration of extremist and criminal groups. It has also seen various forms of engagement by the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States, and the United Nations — as well as by French and Chadian forces. The United Nations is establishing a peacekeeping mission, MINUSMA, but the road ahead will be challenging. This special edition of Stability puts a spotlight not only on Mali but also on the complex regional dynamics across the broader neighborhood.
This special collection of articles on Mali and the Sahel is supported by the following organizations: