Articles on Andrew Lebovich

How to ensure Mali’s coup leads to a true democratic transition (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 04 September 2020

The coup creates an opportunity to address the crucial, intertwined issues of reform and consultation – issues that have been neglected by the authorities at key points in Mali’s recent history.

Unchecked escalation: Why Mali is in turmoil (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 22 July 2020

Mali’s politics is undergoing radical change, partly due to years of discontent with its entire political and economic elite.

After covid: Resetting Europe-Africa relations for mutual benefit (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 08 June 2020

Covid placed a pause on the formal renewal of relations between Europe and Africa, but it has also brought new focus to old questions.

Insecurity in the Sahel: Europe’s next fight against jihadism (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 05 February 2020

The G5 Sahel has an excessive focus on security issues, as this has come at the expense of the political and governance issues it must deal with to truly stabilise the region.

“More coordination” won’t fix the Sahel (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 10 January 2020

Picking sides and intervening via local proxies often makes matters only worse, not better, in the countries of the Sahel.

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