The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali is at a critical juncture, making Canada’s refusal to fill a logistical gap even more disappointing, argues Ousmane Diallo.
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Ph.D. candidate and doctoral fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University.
Ousmane Aly Diallo is a Ph.D. candidate and a doctoral fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University. His dissertation thesis focuses on the crisis in Mali (2012-) and its impact on security governance in West Africa and the understanding of ‘regions’ by security actors. Ousmane is also part of a multi-year research project on the influence of the informal economy on the patterns of political violence, and in the behaviours of non-state armed groups in Northern Mali. The Mali case study is part of the global “Jihadi War Economies” project, which includes several other case studies in Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
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Ousmane Aly Diallo peels back the layers of complexity surrounding UN peacekeeping efforts in Mali and suggests what could actually make a difference.