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Thierry VIRCOULON

Chercheur associé au Centre Afrique Subsaharienne de l'Ifri


Domaines d'expertises : 

  • Analyse de risques et conflits
  • Réforme du secteur de la sécurité
  • Gouvernance des ressources naturelles
  • Afrique centrale
  • Afrique australe
  • Région des Grands Lacs
  • Relations entre la Chine et l'Afrique

 

 

Ancien élève de l'Ecole Nationale d'Administration et titulaire d'un DEA de science politique à la Sorbonne, il a travaillé pour le Quai d'Orsay et la Commission européenne sur le continent, notamment en Afrique du Sud, au Kenya et en République Démocratique du Congo.

 Consultant indépendant, il dispense un cours de master sur les enjeux de sécurité en Afrique Sub-Saharienne à Sciences-Po et est membre de plusieurs réseaux de recherche:  Réseau francophone de recherche sur les opérations de paix (ROP) (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales de l'Université de Montréal, CERIUM), Groupe d'études sur l'eugénisme et le racisme dans l'aire anglophone (université Paris Diderot) et Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime (Afrique du Sud).

 

All my publications
20/07/2015
By: Thierry VIRCOULON, Victoria MADONNA

For the new geopolitical reality called “Chinafrica”, the future may not be destined to be as radiant as the official win-win rhetoric would have us believe. Although the beginning of the century was notable for the exponential development of Sino-African trade (which grew from $10&nbsp...

01/11/2014
By: Dominique LECOMPTE, Thierry VIRCOULON

In the course of its institutional development and the expansion of its activities, the European Union (EU) has tended to pile up rather than to rationalize its policies, creating a financial tool per objective. As a result, the European funds have become a labyrinth, for which management...

22/10/2012
By: Thierry VIRCOULON, Florence LIEGEOIS

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) 32 years of dictatorship and almost ten years of war have bled the country dry and left its administration incapable of providing the population with basic services and the government incapable of applying or even formulating public policy.

26/02/2010
By: Thierry VIRCOULON, Florence LIEGEOIS

Following the conflict in Ituri (1999-2003), the International Community deployed different peacebuilding programs in this north-eastern district of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Built around a concept of democratic transition at the national level, these programs have not always...

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