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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
02/07/2015
By: Thierry VIRCOULON, Charlotte ARNAUD

Nowadays, the Central African Republic (CAR) is a country dependent on international aid. Since the coup d’état orchestrated by Michel Djotodia in March 2013 to overthrow the former CAR President, François Bozizé, in power since 2003, the Central African Republic has become a classic example...

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

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...

24/04/2009
By: Thierry VIRCOULON, Thomas PATRIOTA

Summary: Following repeated bouts of political violence, which were exacerbated by the presidential and legislative elections of 29 March 2008, opposition members and the government of Zimbabwe undertook lengthy and difficult negotiations to put an end to the unrest. These negotiations...

04/11/2008
By: Thierry VIRCOULON, Sylvain TOUATI

Summary: South Africa's president since 1999, Thabo Mbeki was forced to resign before the end of his mandate after he lost the trust of ANC, his own party. This dismissal happens at a time when South Africa's economical and social context becomes confused. (The Text in English is going...

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