Articles on Andrew Lebovich

France's strongman strategy in the Sahel (Commentary)

Tarek Megerisi & Andrew Lebovich - 08 March 2019

The French response to internal threats in North African countries has been to reinforce authoritarian rule to keep the peace. But it could inflame miltancy in the long run, especially in Chad and Libya. 

Protests and the ailing president: Algeria's political crisis (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 04 March 2019

Algerians have taken to the streets to voice their discontent with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's plan to run for a fifth term in office. Could this be the beginning of more fundamental reform? 

The death of a jihadist: A chance to curb Mali’s conflict (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 13 December 2018

Last month, French forces in Mali killed one of the Sahel’s most prominent jihadist leaders, Amadou Koufa - his death is a brief opportunity for Mali’s government and the international community

Mali, Algeria, and the uneasy search for peace (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 04 October 2018

This summer, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was re-elected to Mali's presidency; his plan for peace in the country can stem the conflict, but as the Algerian case shows, the process of reconciliation can be daunting 

Sahel or high water: Mali’s political fatalism (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich, Gregory Mann - 09 August 2018

Mali's presidential election will determine the country's future path either toward stability or a return to violence

Mali’s impunity problem and growing security crisis (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 28 June 2018

On June 13 Malian soldiers and security forces were responsible for killing more than 30 civilians throughout the country - the government and international forces have been unable to reverse the trend

Blocked arteries: The EU’s problem with African integration (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 05 April 2018

Encouraging regional integration could improve economic diversification and economic security in North Africa, while encouraging the regional labour migration that has long helped sustain the Sahel and West Africa.

G5 Sahel: Much done, more to do (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 08 March 2018

Significant progress on funding and co-ordination, but problematic partnerships with local militias and abuses by security services still hamper prospects for EU’s Sahel strategy.

Misunderstanding migration in North and West Africa (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 05 December 2017

A shocking report on the apparent slave trade in migrants trapped in Libya has focused European attention on combatting smugglers. But ‘cracking down’ on migrant networks is not the answer.

Sahel visit leaves fundamental issues unaddressed (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 26 October 2017

UNSC delegation continues to focus on technical implementation rather than tackling political problems.