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The Broker magazine features expert contributions at the forefront of international development debates. Our stories go beyond mainstream discussions, putting new or different developments into perspective.

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Poverty and unemployment encourage organized crime

While cocaine flows through West Africa may have declined, the structures that facilitated trafficking are still in place.

The Audacity of Indifference: Can Mali’s government resolve the conflict in the north?

The Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has not demonstrated that reunifying the divided country is a top priority of his administration.

The challenges of economic development in conflict-affected areas

In post-conflict Mali individuals with an increased sense of security are exploring new opportunities to venture into economic activity.

Mali in the international setting

This international dimension to the conflict in northern Mali is complex, fluid and often unclear, but remains essential to understanding the state of play in the contemporary Sahara-Sahel region.

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