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Dan Sanaren

Research Assistant

Dan Sanaren

Dan Sanaren

Dan Sanaren is a Research Assistant in the SIPRI Sahel and West Africa Programme. He supported the programme’s research and conducts literature, media and social media coverage regarding current developments in the Sahel. During his studies, Dan’s research focused specifically on Mali and governance by jihadist groups, as well as MINUSMA, the UN’s Mission in the country. Parallel to his work with SIPRI, he was a Junior Analyst at a development consulting firm in Copenhagen. Prior to joining SIPRI, Dan was an editorial and research intern at Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD) in Belgrade, and at Actory, a sustainability lab in Copenhagen. He was also involved with NGOs in France, Denmark and Tunisia.

Subject expertise

Conflict, United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, radical armed groups, Jihadist governance

Regional expertise

West Africa and Sahel, Europe

English, French, Slovenian, Spanish, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian

BA in Political Science, Europe-Africa Specialization, Sciences Po Paris

External publications