The states of North Africa have undergone unprecedented political
change in the past two years. Much of the policy and academic
community has been focusing on the momentous developments in Tunis,
Tripoli, and Cairo. Less attention has been paid to developments
far to the south of these capitals, where the new security
challenges are emerging on the Saharan periphery. The Sahara has
always suffered from fragile governance and transnational threats
such as Islamist militancy, illicit smuggling, and ethnic conflict.
However, these interlocking problems have increased dramatically in
the post-2011 period. The sources and enablers of instability are
complex and in many cases deeply ingrained in the flawed political
institutions, weak capacity, and longstanding societal fissures of
the individual states, rather than transnational actors like al
Qaeda or external shocks like the Libyan Revolution. Based on the
authors' extensive fieldwork in the region, this volume canvasses
the Saharan security landscape, focusing specifically on the
sources of change and continuity since 2011. It explores the
relationships between weak governance, demographic and ethnic
tensions, and external stressors like illicit smuggling, terrorism,
and the flow of arms.ContentsForeword, Marwan MuasherIntroduction,
Frederic Wehrey1. The Struggle for Security in Eastern Libya,
Frederic Wehrey2. Borderline Chaos? Stabilizing Libya's Periphery,
Peter Cole3. Organized Crime and Conflict in the Sahel-Sahara
Region, Wolfram Lacher4. The Paranoid Neighbor: Algeria and the
Conflict in Mali, Anouar Boukhars5. The Drivers of Insecurity in
Mauritania, Anouar Boukhars6. Mauritania's Islamists, Alex
Thurston7. Simmering Discontent in the Western Sahara, Anouar
BoukharsConclusion, Frederic Wehrey and Anouar Boukhars
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