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.▶
Jakkie Cilliers supports the current discourse of a rising Africa, but claims it is being disrupted by a lack of good governance, high inequality and population growth.▶
With so many conflicts emerging in Africa, the connections between these conflicts are becoming important. While conflicts are influenced by a diverse array of factors at local, national, regional and international levels, there is a need for poli...▶
During a signing ceremony on 20 June 2015, the Coordination of Movements of Azawad (CMA), commonly referred to as the ‘Tuareg Rebels’, signed the Algiers Peace Agreement – after a year of negotiations led by Algeria and three and a half years into...▶
How to base policies on dynamic context analysis.▶
Karlijn is a knowledge broker on human security and coordinator of the Sahel Watch programme. She also works with the knowledge platform Security and Rule of Law.
Karlijn studied international development in Amsterdam and journalism in Cardiff. During her studies she volunteered for Amnesty International and was a member of the Dutch ‘Third Chamber’. Her interests include state building, peace processes, international interventions, rule of law and human security. Karlijn previously worked for the Dutch parliament as a policy member on International Affairs & Globalization.