Centre for European and International Studies Research

Assessing the Shifting Character of Contemporary Intervention in West Africa

(Through The West Africa Peace And Security Network - WAPSN)


Western interventions in West Africa have been commonplace for centuries. However, West/Central African states are themselves increasingly also intervening in the region as part of internal/external multi-national coalitions. Despite the significance of this issue, these heterogeneous coalitions, their drivers, the distribution of benefits and the impact on conflicts/development have received relatively little scholarship. This project leverages the highly-successful WAPSN (westafricasecuritynetwork.org) to tackle this lacuna.


Workshop 2018: New Thinking on West African Security Challenges.

Workshop 2017: Tackling Security Challenges in West Africa