The Sahel: Europe’s African Borders

13 April 2018
Carnegie Europe, Brussels

Over the last decade, EU’s engagement in the Sahel region has dramatically increased and is now more than ever focused on security. The Sahel has been suffering from a multidimensional crisis such as poor governance, corruption, structural weaknesses, underdevelopment, criminality, illicit trafficking and the rise of jihadism among others. As a result, the Sahel is a source of high instability for the Maghreb and by extension for Europe.

The event marked the end of a one year research group “The Sahel: Europe´s African Borders”, coordinated by Dr. Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck (Carnegie Middle East Center) in the framework of the EuroMeSCo ENI Project, co-funded by the European Union.


The following publications have been published in the framework of this group:

The Sahel: Europe´s African Borders. By Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck (Ed.), Raquel Barras Tejudo, Giovanni Faleg, Yahia Zoubir 

Terrorism in the Sahel Region: An Evolving Threat on Europe’s Doorstep. By Giuseppe Dentice

Fragile States and the Issue of Foreign Interventions in the Sahel. By Viktor Marsai





Dalia Ghanem Senior Analyst Middle East and North Africa EU ISS – European Union Institute for Security Studies
Yahia H. Zoubir Professor in International Relations, Director of Research in Geopolitics KEDGE Business School
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