On 15 February, Julie Coleman commented on European counter-terrorism efforts in Mali and potential withdrawal of French troops from the country in the Belgian newspaper De Tijd. Julie comments on the consequences a French withdrawal and potential involvement by the Russian Wagner paramilitary organisation. Julie also comments on the lack of a comprehensive strategy to tackle the root causes of terrorism in the region.
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Baldardo, E., Coleman, J., Dal Santo, E., Demuynck, M. and Vermeersch, E. When the Music Stops: The Impact of Terrorism on Malian Youth, Report, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism & United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), 21 October 2020.
Coleman, J., van der Heide, L. The Last Frontier: Prisons and Violent Extremism in Mali, Policy Brief, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, May 2020.
Coleman, J., Vermeersch, E., Dal Santo, E. and Demuynck, M. Social Media in Mali and its Relation to Violent Extremism: A Youth Perspective, Report, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, March 2020.