In the Sahel, France and the United States have converging interests

Yvan Guichaoua interviewed on military cooperation in the Sahel for La Croix.

Yvan Guichaoua, Professor in conflict analysis at the Brussels School of International Studies (University of Kent) discusses Franco-American cooperation in the Sahel, in the light of the crisis between Paris and Washington after the torpedoing of a contract for the sale of French submarines to Australia.

The Sahel countries, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad, face many challenges, including chronic insecurity, rising extremism, a lack of economic prospects, and poor access to education, employment and essential services such as water and electricity.

One for our French speakers only I’m afraid, read more here.