An Independent consultant, Thierry Vircoulon coordinates Ifri's Observatory of Central and Southern Africa and collaborates with the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (South Africa). For 20 years, his work has focused on conflicts, security and governance issues in Africa. He is the author of several books on South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
3 published articles
In Mozambique, the spread of Islamist insurgency and the failure of the security forces in dealing with it cannot be understood without first examining the path the country has taken since the discovery of liquefied natural gas fields in 2013.
In a geopolitical context in turmoil and faced with the failure of international interventions, there is an urgent need to change the approach to try to resolve the conflicts of today.
For several years and for very different conflicts, the “international community” has systematically recommended statebuilding. It is presented as one of the obvious solution to these conflicts and appears in the manual for international interventions. Given the difficulties and failures that...