Grégory Chauzal

Former Senior Research Fellow


  • Security and Defence


  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Sub Saharan Africa

Expertise: Africa, Maghreb-Sahel States, Fragile States, Post-conflict situation, Governance, Institutions, Politics, Security and Military issues.

Grégory Chauzal was a Senior Research Fellow at our Research department, where he specialised on security and terrorism issues, with a special emphasis on the Maghreb-Sahel and the Middle East.

Before joining Clingendael in 2014, he worked for 6 years at the French Ministry of Defense (Directorate for Strategic Affairs), first as a Great Lakes analyst, and then as a Sahel policy advisor. He is also co-editing the Africa section of the Annuaire Français des Relations Internationales.

He graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux (France) in 2005 and has a PhD in Political Sciences from the Afriques dans le monde-LAM Laboratory (CNRS-UMR 5115). His work mainly focused on political and military issues in West-Africa, with a strong emphasis on Mali and Niger where he conducted extensive field research. Throughout his professional experiences, he developed an expertise on military coups, political crises and international involvement in Africa. He published several articles in academic (Politique Africaine, African Affairs, Annuaire francais des relations internationales) or non-academic reviews (Questions Internationales, Alternatives internationales) on governance and security challenges in West Africa. He has organised, moderated, and spoken at several international conferences, seminars and workshops in France, Africa and the United States.

My work



Security and Defence

Iraq at war (Again)

23 March 2016 - 17:16
Security and Defence

Beneath the Apparent State of Affairs: Stability in Ghana and Benin

25 January 2016 - 12:47
Conflict and Fragility

Clingendael presents overview of results Sahel Programme

15 January 2016 - 13:11
Conflict and Fragility

Fix the unfixable: how to bring greater stability to the Sahel?

08 January 2016 - 10:10
Security and Defence

Paris: 11/13/15 - Analysis and Policy Options

20 November 2015 - 14:51
Conflict and Fragility

Meeting report: Security and stabilization in the Sahel region

09 June 2015 - 11:32
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Conflict and Fragility

Informal meeting on the Sahel with EUSR Michel Reveyrand de Menthon

29 October 2014 - 15:00