The African Borderlands Research Network (ABORNE) annual meeting takes place in Paris this year. The objective of this event organised by the OECD Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC/OECD) and the University of Florida Sahel Research Group (SRG) is to rethink the complicated relationships that bind trade and security in African borderlands. Call for papers.

Which regions have experienced the highest levels of political insecurity in North and West Africa since the late 1990s? Do conflicts tend to cluster or spread across the region, potentially across borders? And how do foreign military interventions affect the geography of conflict from Dakar to N’Djamena? Find out in this new OECD report. More information here. Watch Dr. Radil’s presentation here.

Munich Security Conference

The OECD will launch its new report our security at the 2020 Munich Security Conference on February 14. This report – which we drafted – is analyzing the changing geography of conflict in North and West Africa since 1997. More information here.

AAG 2020

Join us at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) annual meeting in Denver on April 6-10, 2020. We’ll present two papers: A new Spatial Conflict Dynamics indicator of political violence in North and West Africa (Walther, Radil, Russell) and The changing geography of conflict in North & West Africa (Pflaum).

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