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Karlijn Muiderman

Karlijn Muiderman

Karlijn Muiderman is now Anticipatory climate governance researcher at Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at the Utrecht University. Karlijn previously worked as 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’.

Narrowing the gap between the UN and Malians

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.

What does extremism in Mali tell us about the success of interventions?

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 this event in relation to the conflict in Mali? And what does the persistence of extremism in Mali tell us about the success of the military interventions?

Bye-bye elite, hello change makers? Lessons learned from security and rule of law programming in Mali

Does the international community know how to support Malian change makers for judicial reform? Does their internal programming logic allow for this?

The Migration Trail – European migration policies in a globalizing world

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 through strengthening border controls. Yet, there are several medium and long-term policy alternatives that take into account humanitarian, socio-political and socioeconomic impacts. Based on an analysis of the different drivers of migration along the trail and by exchanging knowledge and expertise on a broad range of migration issues, this living analysis gives an overview of these alternatives and guides policy-makers on the directions they can be heading.

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