On June 17, 2013, the Prague Security Studies Institute, in cooperation with the French Embassy and the Sub-Saharan Department of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organized the conference, “Sahel: Security Challenges”.
The opening panel featured Richard Banégas, professor at Sciences-po Paris, who described the problems caused by political Islam, the social crisis and generational issues in the Sahel, which he illustrated by citing case studies of Mauritania, Niger, Sénégal and North-Nigeria. Jan Prouza, from Hradec Králové University, contributed analysis concerning the causes of Mali’s instability, stressing the historical roots of the current conflict and the previously unseen degree of organization and equipment of the Touareg rebels.
The second panel was devoted to the European response to the security threats from this region. The first speaker was Véronique Roger-Lacan, Chief of the Mali/Sahel Mission at the French MFA, who focused on the political aspects of this problem. David Konecký, from the Common Foreign and Security Policy department of the Czech MFA, then spoke about the role of smaller member countries in the European Union’s policy-making process toward Sahel. Finally, Colonel Xavier Collignon, Head of the Sub-Saharan bureau of the French MoD, presented the technical aspects of the French operation SERVAL and the EUTM Mali.
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