SSSA has long-standing experience in substantive and applied research on conflict prevention, management and resolution in Africa, which has led to important publications. Since 1995, SSSA has organized over 100 capacity-building courses for the benefit of senior officials from African countries and civilian personnel in international peace operations on topics such as human rights, elections, good governance, community stabilization, conflict management and resolution, crisis management, and anti-terrorism. Beneficiary countries include Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Niger, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan and Zambia.

SSSA has also more than a decade of ethnographic research experience in political and security dynamics particularly in North Africa and the Sahel, including transnational and sub-national drivers of formation and transformation of African states, and in particular the impacts of EU policies in stabilization and crisis management spheres.

SSSA research has also focused on one hand, on drivers of radicalization and mobilization in non-state (jihadist) armed groups and on the other, on policies to prevent and counter violent extremism. The research has also focused on transnational organized crime, migration flows across Africa and EU borders, as well as on multi-level governance of climate change and conflict and protection vis-à-vis natural resources, including their complex interactions with security and securitization dynamics.


Antoniazzi, C. T.
Land, Natural Resources, and Environmental Protection in the Juba Peace Agreement
(2022) | Sudan

Berlingozzi, L.
O sister, where art thou? Assessing the limits of gender mainstreaming in preventing and countering violent extremism in Mali
(2022) | Mali

de Guttry, A. M. T., Ndiloseh, M., Amoroso, A. M.
Introduction: A comprehensive path to peace in Sudan
(2022) | Sudan

de Guttry, A. M. T.
An Appraisal of the Juba Peace Agreement Monitoring and Implementation Mechanisms
(2022) | Sudan

Ndiloseh, M., Benaglia, M.
The 2020 Juba Peace Agreement: A Critical Analysis of the Building Blocks for Democratic Elections in Sudan
(2022) | Sudan

Ndiloseh, M., Hudson, A.
The new model of coups d’état in Africa: Younger, less violent, more popular

Raineri, L., Baldaro, E.
Jihad in Africa: terrorismo e controterrorismo nel Sahel
(2022) | Mali, Niger, Ciad

Raineri, L.
La crisi libica e l’ordine internazionale. Dall’intervento umanitario alla competizione geopolitica
(2022) | Libia

Strazzari, F., Raineri, L.
Drug Smuggling and the Stability of Fragile States. The Diverging Trajectories of Mali and Niger
(2022) | Mali, Niger

de Guttry, A. M. T.
The 2018 Agreement on Peace Between Ethiopia and Eritrea and Its Impact on the Horn of Africa Region
(2021) | Ethiopia, Eritrea

de Guttry, A. M. T.
The Involvement of the UN in the Management of the 1998–2000 Crisis and the Role of the UN Mission, in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE)
(2021) | Ethiopia, Eritrea

Ndiloseh, M.
Transitional Justice Provisions in the Juba Peace Agreement: A Critical and Prospective Overview
(2021) | Sudan

Ndiloseh, M., Maalim, H.
Transitional Justice in Crisis Situations: Addressing Violent Extremism Beyond a Militarised Approach

Raineri, L.
Drought, Desertification and Displacement: Re-Politicising the Climate-Conflict Nexus in the Sahel
(2022) | Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso

Raineri, L.
Migrant smuggling and the social organisation of cross-border mobility

Raineri, L.
The bioeconomy of Sahel borders: Informal practices of revenue and data extraction.
(2021) | Mali, Niger

Raineri, L., Strazzari, F.
Dissecting the EU response to the ‘migration crisis’

Strazzari, F., Bøas, M.
Governance, Fragility and Insurgency in the Sahel: A Hybrid Political Order in the Making.
(2020) | Mali, Niger