Overcoming Challenges Arising from the Creation of National Security Councils: A Framework and Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa
This report for the Malian government explores the challenges in setting up a national security council (NSC) and the most effective means for overcoming them. A theoretical framework is created and applied to three African countries serving as case studies. Suggestions for overcoming challenges and other impacts on effectiveness are discussed. Ultimately, a well-functioning NSC will be complemented by reforms elsewhere.