As development actions are increasingly being brought under the umbrella of top-down security and migration management the EU risks tipping the balance.▶
Practical and concrete approaches to regional food trade could advance a common political agenda and, thereby, positively impact on the Sahelian security situation▶
Deux ans et demi après le début de la mission des Nations Unies (MINUSMA) pour le maintien de la paix, Mahamady Togola et Naffet Keita ont partagé certaines conclusions sur les perceptions de la MINUSMA par la population.▶
Can the EU stem migration flows to Europe by supporting agriculture in countries of origin? In some situations, it can. The impact could be particularly large if Europe worked to increase the resilience of the food system and the people in countri...▶
Two-and-a-half years after the start of the UN peacekeeping mission MINUSMA, Mahamady Togola and Naffet Keita share some conclusions on popular perceptionson the mandate, presence and approach of MINUSMA.▶
The Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, Mali, was recently the target of an attack and hostage taking. The incident seems to signal the disappearance of what the media had dubbed the last ‘safe haven for foreigners’ in the country. How can we interpret...▶
Does the international community know how to support Malian change makers for judicial reform? Does their internal programming logic allow for this?▶
As the influx of migrants to Europe unfolds as the biggest humanitarian and political crisis of 2015, European policy-makers are being challenged to come up with unified responses. Currently, they mainly focus on curbing migration&n...▶
Despite the presence of peacemaking powers in the Sahel region, criminal groups continue to refuel regional conflict.▶
Karlijn was a knowledge broker on human security and coordinator of the Sahel Watch programme. She also worked with the Food and Business knowledge platform. Earlier she worked for the knowledge platform Security and Rule of Law.
Karlijn studied international development in Amsterdam and journalism in Cardiff. Her interests include state building, peace processes, international interventions, rule of law and human security. Karlijn previously worked as a policy member on International Affairs & Globalization. During her studies she volunteered for Amnesty International and was a member of the Dutch ‘Third Chamber’.