Conflict in Northern Mali
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Issue 13:4

Akim, Windy Dermawan, Attar Rakha Al Yazsa, Mohamad Fadel Ramadhan

Conflict in Northern Mali

This research aims to identify threats to human security in Mali because of the ongoing conflict in the country. From the identification carried out, researchers also sought to offer alternative conflict resolution as a form of problem-solving in Mali. As guidelines of data collection and analysis, this research uses the concepts of human security and conflict resolution. The method used to collect and analyse  data is qualitative methods. The conflict that occurred in Mali shows that the conflict has the potential to be a threat to human security, both in economic, political, social and cultural aspects. Conflicts caused by crises and some racist sentiments from the actors involved tend to cause social jealousy. This research found that conflict is closely related to the disruption of human security components such as politics, economy, personal, and food caused by war. This research also found that power sharing is one of alternative conflict resolution in resolving a conflict in Mali by paying attention to the basis for the return of each party from cooperation in joint decisions and protecting the autonomy of the conflicting groups. In addition, the power sharing that contains democratic values ​​is able to make this form of conflict resolution gain broad support from the parties involved in the conflict. The relevance is that the power sharing is a conflict resolution that takes into account of human security.

Keywords: conflict, Mali, power sharing, human security, Tuareg.

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