US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland’s surprise visit to Niamey on August 6, 2023 marks a turning point in the Niger crisis. The United States took charge and marginalized France. Read the analysis by Leslie Varenne, Director of the Institut de veille et d’étude des relations internationales et stratégiques (IVERIS).
A few months before the French and Malian presidential elections, the family and friends of Olivier Dubois, a French journalist who has been held hostage in Mali since 8/04/21, are calling for a citizen’s mobilization to urge the heads of state of these two nations to make Olivier the priority of these two states and obtain his release.
Brigadier Alexandre Martin, 24, a member of the 54ᵉ Artillery Regiment of Hyères (Var) lost his life during an attack on the Operation Barkhane camp in Gao. Nine other soldiers were wounded. Interview with Leslie Varenne, director of the Institut de Veille et d’Etude des Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IVERIS).