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Mauritania's anti-jihadist success cannot be imitated

Thursday, February 23, 2023


This has led numerous Western policymakers, analysts and regional observers, as well as Mauritanian officials, to suggest that a ‘Mauritanian model’ might help to counter regional jihadism.


  • Mauritanian stability will help secure Senegal’s northern frontier against jihadist threats.
  • Authorities may look to limit active participation in G5 Sahel military efforts, partly to avoid jihadist retaliation.
  • President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani will look to assuage communal tensions with light reforms and targeted political appointments.

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