Security and Stabilization in Africa: The Sahel
Date(s) - 05/30/2023
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Middle East Institute
The Africa Study Group and the Middle East Institute are pleased to invite you to the third discussion in a series focused on the Sahel and Sahara regions. Worsening political instability in the Sahel is increasingly garnering international attention and concern. In September 2022, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres noted that non-functional state institutions in the region have fostered a growing humanitarian crisis and allowed non-state armed groups to step into the vacuum and consolidate their hold on local areas and populations. This fast-deteriorating regional security situation may metastasize into a global threat if it leads to the resurgence of transnational terrorist and violent extremist groups capable of striking far beyond the African continent.
MEI invites you to a virtual panel discussion that will address the prospects of and challenges associated with a potential international response to the multi-faceted crisis facing the Sahel.