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Wilshusen, F. (2023). When the 'War Attitude' persists: How Pro-Government Militias affect Society in the Long Run Bonn: BICC.

Resorting to so-called pro-government militias (PGMs) in the face of severely challenged state forces is a timeless phenomenon in government politics across the globe. However, providing military training and distributing weapons to civilians can represent a security risk—in the short and the long... more

Wilshusen, F. (2022). Today’s solution, tomorrow’s problem? An analysis of West African practices in the use of pro-government militias. Bonn: BICC.

In this Paper, I address the question of whether and under what circumstances the deployment of pro-government militias (PGMs) can reduce violence against civilians, specifically in the Sahel. My analysis— based on a literature review and case studies on Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Mali, Niger, and... more