“Security Force Assistance in the Sahel is meddling with borders”, Nina Wilén (Egmont, Belgium)

Encompassing a range of external actors, numerous Security Force Assistance initiatives in the Sahel seek to improve how local security forces respond to “borderless threats” and protect geopolitical borders. Drawing on research into such initiatives, Nina Wilén argues that they both reflect and contribute to global (in)security trends, while developing hybrid security units that blur the distinctions between internal and external security forces.

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