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On October 29, 2021, RIAC held the second webinar to analyze the challenges in Central Africa and the Sahel region and to discuss the prospects for Russia-Europe cooperation. CONFLITS, the French magazine, is RIAC’s partner that covers the issues of history, geopolitics, and international relations.

The webinar participants exchanged views on the problems of the development of terrorism and the search for ways of countering it. Other issues included challenges of the spread of Islamism in the Sahel region, the roles of the main actors in Mali's conflict and the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali.

On October 29, 2021, RIAC held the second webinar to analyze the challenges in Central Africa and the Sahel region and to discuss the prospects for Russia-Europe cooperation. CONFLITS, the French magazine, is RIAC’s partner that covers the issues of history, geopolitics, and international relations.

The webinar participants exchanged views on the problems of the development of terrorism and the search for ways of countering it. Other issues included challenges of the spread of Islamism in the Sahel region, the roles of the main actors in Mali's conflict and the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali.

The webinar was attended by Herve Juvin, Member of the European Parliament, President of the Identity and Democracy Foundation; Daniel Dory, former Vice Minister of Territorial Planning of Bolivia, Associate Professor, La Rochelle University (France); Wolfgang Pusztai, Senior Advisor at the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) in Vienna.

Russian side was represented by: Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General; Denis Degterev, Head of the Department of Theory and History of International Relations, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia; Svetlana Bokeria, Associate Professor, Department of Theory and History of International Relations, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia; and Natalia Piskunova, Associate Professor, World Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University.

The webinar was moderated by Come Carpentier, the Convener of the Editorial Board of the World Affairs Journal.

RIAC and CONFLITS are planning a joint publication following two webinars.

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