Hannah Armstrong

Hannah Armstrong

Former Senior Consulting Analyst, Sahel

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18 Jun 2021
Deploying counterterror forces [in the Sahel region] has wiped out some leaders but failed to defeat or contain the threat. Instead, there has been a rise in authoritaria... Washington Post

Hannah Armstrong

Former Senior Consulting Analyst, Sahel
1 Apr 2021
Putting a bounty on militant leaders’ heads, these types of policy moves, make negotiations and outreach [in Burkina Faso] quite a bit harder. Foreign Policy

Hannah Armstrong

Former Senior Consulting Analyst, Sahel
30 Mar 2021
What needs to be done right now is not wiping out terrorists, it needs to be building links between central states and rural communities [in Burkina Faso] Politico Europe

Hannah Armstrong

Former Senior Consulting Analyst, Sahel
11 Apr 2020
The problem, in Niger’s case, is that policies aimed at disrupting trafficking in the north could inadvertently end up fueling instability. Washington Post

Hannah Armstrong

Former Senior Consulting Analyst, Sahel
29 Mar 2020
[...] French counterterrorism mimics U.S. counterterrorism of 15 years ago. In the Sahel, the Americans have already realized this is a losing battle. New York Times

Hannah Armstrong

Former Senior Consulting Analyst, Sahel
4 Nov 2019
The main fault-line for conflict in the Mali-Niger border has shifted. A year ago, it was drawn between communities. Now it lies between militants loosely fighting under ... Twitter

Hannah Armstrong

Former Senior Consulting Analyst, Sahel