The Broker aims to identify, integrate and analyze the different perspectives to advance insights into the constantly changing dynamics. We do this by using updated information from experts and on the ground knowledge. We call our method a ‘living analysis’.
While jihadist groups such as Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) were defeated within Mali in 2013, this article highlights five failings of the intervention logic that suggest this was a tactical rather than strategic defeat.▶
To succeed in Northern Mali, the international community must apply a much broader regional focus beyond current narrow counter-terrorism efforts.▶
This international dimension to the conflict in northern Mali is complex, fluid and often unclear, but remains essential to understanding the state of play in the contemporary Sahara-Sahel region.▶
Management theory can provide interesting insights and solutions for problems faced with the planning of joint operations▶
Political economy analysis lays bare the flaws in technocratic, aid centric approaches to development that have long characterised mainstream practice.▶