Anna Schmauder

Research Fellow


  • Conflict and Fragility
  • Politics and Crime


  • Sub Saharan Africa

Anna Schmauder is a Research Fellow at Clingendael’s Conflict Research Unit where she works on the western Sahel region.

 In her research she focuses on political orders, hybrid governance and policy responses, in particular in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. Her research includes both state and (armed) non-state actors, and the myriad intersections in which they govern Sahelian cross-border territories.

Prior to joining Clingendael in 2018, Anna worked as research assistant including for International Crisis Group in Nairobi. She has further gained work experience at the German Federal Foreign Office and the German Bundestag, where she worked as Research Associate for a MP. Anna is a trained conflict mediator and holds a MA in International Affairs from Freie Universität Berlin and a MA in International Security Studies from Sciences Po Paris.


My work



Conflict and Fragility

Customary Legitimacy

14 February 2022 - 17:55
Conflict and Fragility

The Volunteers for the Defense of the Homeland

09 March 2021 - 17:01
Conflict and Fragility

Unpacking governance within the EU’s Sahel strategy

21 December 2020 - 11:09
Conflict and Fragility

Strategic Missteps: Learning From a Failed EU Sahel Strategy

09 November 2020 - 14:59
Conflict and Fragility

Politisiert Euch!

06 November 2020 - 11:41
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