Dr Antonin Tisseron works as a consultant for international organizations. He is also an associate researcher at GRIP and the Thomas More Institute, specializing in geopolitical, defense, and security strategies in the Sahel/Maghreb. He holds a Masters 2 in Defense from the University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas and a PhD from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Mali’s multi-layered conflicts cannot be understood from a single analytical perspective, it is not one conflict – but a dynamic system of conflicts.
Unravelling the Malian puzzle requires looking at the way in which relations between antagonists explain the political violence in Mali. Building on previous work in which we applied social network analysis to West Africa’s conflicts, in this research article we will map the alliances and conflicts between groups involved in the Malian conflict.