Maelys Chanut


About Maelys Chanut

Maelys Chanut is pursuing a B.-A. at McGill University with joint honors components in Political Science and International Development Studies at McGill University. Her academic domain of interest and her practical field experiences pertain to issues linked to international relations of civil conflicts and refugee migration crisis.

Challenging the Perceived Intrinsic Value of Holding Peaceful Presidential Elections in CAR to Rehabilitate their Instrumental Value for Long-Term Peace-Building

  CAR’s elections amid intrastate violence   In the Central African Republic (CAR), the presidential race for elections planned for December 27th unfolds against a backdrop of ongoing intrastate violence and various reports of a confrontation between rebel groups. Despite delays in voter registrations and demands from the opposition to […]


Hostages Released From Northern Mali: Negotiating With Terrorists, A Conceivable Solution?

On the 8th of October, four hostages from France, Italy and Mali were released by armed groups in Mali. French aid worker Sophie Pétronin landed on Friday in Paris after almost four years in captivity. Mali opposition leader Soumaïla Cissé, kidnapped in March, was also released, alongside Italian hostages Father Pierluigi […]


Armenian-Azeri Clashes

Since Sunday night, violent clashes have been taking place between the Armenian and Azeri military forces in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, as each side accuses the other of having started the hostilities. Current situation: facts and claims In terms of casualties, the conflict is at the highest point since […]