Loïc Bisson

Former Junior Researcher


  • Conflict and Fragility
  • Politics and Crime


  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Sub Saharan Africa

Loïc Bisson is a former Junior Researcher at Clingendael’s Conflict Research Unit. His work focuses on organised crime, governance, political economy and peacebuilding in the Sahel region. He aims to provide evidence-based and jargon-free research and policy recommendations to decision-makers.

Prior to joining the Clingendael institute, Loïc worked as a project assistant with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in Brussels, where he supported the Cocaine Route and the Maritime Route Programmes on behalf of the European Commission. Previously, he worked with UNICEF in Peru and the House of Commons of Canada. Loïc also represented Canada at the Y20 Summit in Germany.

Loïc holds an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE), where he sat on the editorial board of the Millennium Journal of International Studies and acted as commissioning editor for E-IR. He also holds a BSc in International Studies from the Université de Montréal and a Certificate in Social Sciences from Sciences Po Paris.

Read his article in Clingendael Magazine.

States, not Jihadis, exploiting corona crisis in West Africa

My work



Conflict and Fragility

Pandémonium pour les éleveurs au Sahel

14 July 2020 - 09:51
Conflict and Fragility

Pandemic meets poverty: Pandemonium for pastoralists in the Sahel

10 July 2020 - 16:49
Trade and Globalisation

Le chant du cygne pour le Canada à l'ONU

30 June 2020 - 16:11
Conflict and Fragility

COVID-19 in West Africa: Impact on the Value Chains

22 June 2020 - 11:46
Conflict and Fragility

Decentralisation and inclusive governance in fragile settings

27 May 2020 - 16:11

The politics of Covid-19 in the Sahel

13 May 2020 - 12:55
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