Stabilizing Mali: Looking Beyond Military Intervention

April, 2013
IDA document: D-4874
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Africa , Documents
Division: Intelligence Analyses Division , Global Dynamics and Intelligence Division
Dorina A. Bekoe See more authors
The coup d’état led by Captain Amadou Sanogo which resulted in the declaration of an independent state of Azawad in northern Mali has engendered a humanitarian, political, and security crises for Mali. This report summaries the discussions at the IDA Africa Program’s Roundtable on the Sahel on need to address the humanitarian crises; the danger of creating enduring grievances, in the bid to resolve the current political impasse; and the need for a more coherent and holistic approach to understanding and creating a framework for durable peace in Mali.