Today, three years after French president Francois Hollande claimed to have defeated jihadist groups in Mali, these groups have expanded their area of operation and space has opened for new groups to emerge. It will likely take many years and care...▶
Rida Lyammouri is an independent security consultant focusing on the North Africa and Sahel regions. He is currently working on projects countering violent extremism in Mali, Niger and Morocco. He has researched and written more than 200 reports for specific use by different United States Government agencies, including the Office of Transition Initiative, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Department of Defense.