Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 10/2013

Mali: filling the void

Hans Hoebeke

June 2013

EGMONT – The Royal Institute for International Relations


Mali, from model of democracy to a deep political, institutional crisis and war in the course of a few months. This policy brief offers an analysis of the Malian conflict looking into the national political dimension as well as the entire region where already present dynamics were reinforced by the Libyan war of 2011. It also looks into the regional and international response mechanisms.