Constantin Gouvy

Junior Researcher


  • Conflict and Fragility
  • Politics and Crime


  • Sub Saharan Africa

Constantin Gouvy is a Junior Researcher with Clingendael’s Conflict Research Unit. In this role, he contributes to delivering policy-relevant research on governance and the political economy of conflict in the Sahel region.

Prior to joining Clingendael, Constantin worked in conflict research and war journalism for several years. Notably, he was a consultant with the International Crisis Group’s Research Unit with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa and the MENA region, and he reported from Burkina Faso, Iraq, Syria, Tunisia, and other countries for several French and English-language outlets, including Al Jazeera English, the Independent, The New Humanitarian, and Liberation.

Constantin previously also led the Research and Policy team at 89 Initiative, an EU affairs think-tank headquartered at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and he worked as a Research Assistant with the Conflict, Security, and Development unit of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

He holds an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, with a thematic specialisation in conflict studies and a geographical focus on sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.

My work



Conflict and Fragility

Malian army communications after massacres

21 December 2022 - 13:32
Conflict and Fragility

Armed Conflict Survey 2022

18 November 2022 - 11:00
Conflict and Fragility

Burkina Faso’s Gamble on Negotiating With Jihadists Could Backfire

03 August 2021 - 11:31