About This Event
As the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have drawn down, America’s military posture in Africa remains uncertain. In the Sahel region, 9,000 troops from the United States and Europe have engaged in counter-terrorism operations for years, but France’s announcement that it would withdraw troops in 2022 spells uncertainty. Faced with a deteriorating security situation in several nations of the Sahel, what might Western military assistance in the region look like in the coming years? And will the Sahel's growing strategic importance have implications for its long-term stability?