#DFS2021: Rebalancing security and governance in the Sahel: Possible avenues for German intervention

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In the past several years, Germany has repeatedly expressed its strong commitment to stabilisation in the Sahel, and pushed for approaches encouraging political reform as well as for improvements in governance and in internal security provision in the region. However, ongoing insecurity and international critiques of European approaches in the Sahel show the need for continued rebalancing. This panel discussion will examine Germany's approaches to stabilisation in the Sahel and discuss how new approaches and policies could help improve the region's tumultuous conflicts and political uncertainty.

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  • Andrew Lebovich, Visiting Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations (Twitter: @tweetsintheME)
  • Heike Thiele, Director for Civilian Crisis Prevention and Stabilisation, Federal Foreign Office (Twitter: @AA_stabilisiert)
  • Denis Tull, Africa and Middle East Fellow, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (Twitter: @denis_tull)

Chair: Theodore Murphy, Africa Programme Director, European Council on Foreign Relations (Twitter: @TheodoreMurphy)

Date: 3 May 2021, 16:30 - 17:30 CEST (60 minutes)
Format: open panel discussion
Registration: via the European Council on Foreign Relations