Bruno Charbonneau (PhD Queen’s University) is Associate Professor of International Studies, and Director of the Centre for Security and Crisis Governance (CRITIC) at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean. He is also founder and Director of the Centre FrancoPaix in Conflict Resolution and Peace Missions of the Raoul-Dandurand Chair at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Since 2015, he has been an editorial board member of the academic journal International Peacekeeping. His work examines the power politics of and interactions between international interventions and armed conflicts. In particular, he analyses the regional and international dynamics of conflict management and resolution in the Francophone West African Sahel. He is currently working on the consequences of the “division of labor” between the international counter-terrorist forces and the UN peacekeeping forces deployed in the Sahel. He is also developing a research project on the links between armed conflict, counter-insurgency and climate change. His research has been funded by, among others, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, and Global Affairs Canada. He is the author of France and the New Imperialism: Security Policy in sub-Saharan Africa (2008), and coeditor of Peace Operations in the Francophone World: Global Governance Meets Post-Colonialism (2014), Peacebuilding, Memory and Reconciliation: Bridging Top -down and Bottom-up Approaches (2012) and Locating Global Order: American Power and Canadian Security After 9/11 (2010). His research has been published in several world-renowned academic journals: Review of International Studies, International Political Sociology, International Peacekeeping, Les Temps modernes, Afrique contemporaine, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, Conflict, Security & Development, Canadian Journal of Political Science, and more.
- Peacebuilding Interventionism in Francophone Africa
- Military Interventions
- Bruno Charbonneau, “Mastering ‘Irrational’ Violence: The Relegitimization of French Security Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa,” Alternatives 31:2 (2006): 215-241.
- Bruno Charbonneau, “France and the New Imperialism: Security Policy in Sub–Saharan Africa. France and the New Imperialism: Security Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa,” Journal of Contemporary European Studies 17:1 (2009): 115-117.
- Bruno Charbonneau, “Intervention in Mali: Building Peace between Peacekeeping and Counterterrorism,” Journal of Contemporary African Studies 35:4 (2017): 415-431.
- Bruno Charbonneau, & Wayne S. Cox, “Global Order, US Hegemony and Military Integration: The Canadian-American Defense Relationship,” International Political Sociology 2:4 (2008): 305-321.
- Bruno Charbonneau, & Jonathan M. Sears, “Fighting for Liberal Peace in Mali? The Limits of International Military Intervention,” Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 8:2-3 (2014): 192-213.