November 2017

Sahel and Security in the Mediterranean

Abstract

On 26 October, Carnegie Middle East Center hosted a workshop in Beirut on the main challenges affecting the Sahel region and the stability of the Mediterranean region.

Members of EuroMeSCo research group on Sahel presented their initial research findings on violent Islamist militancy and Jihadism, with a focus on former Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, the role of Algeria in the Sahel, the effectiveness of foreign interventions and the role of the international community to tackle the root causes of conflict in the Sahel, as well as on the challenges related to climate and demographic trends.

The present report is a summary of main points raised in workshop discussions.