Assistant Research Fellow
As an Assistant Research Fellow, Alix Boucher focuses on security sector reform and good governance, peace operations, and transnational threats. Her areas of expertise include peace operations in Africa, building the rule of law in conflict and post-conflict states, security sector reform, and UN sanctions.
Before joining the Africa Center, Ms. Boucher served as an expert adviser for the High Level Review on United Nations Sanctions, an international effort to assess the effectiveness of UN sanctions. She was also a member of the Targeted Sanctions Research Consortium. She previously worked at the Stimson Center’s Future of Peace Operations program, the National Defense University’s Center for Complex Operations, and the Global Center on Cooperative Security. She received a B.A. in international relations from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and an M.A. in international relations and international economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. She is a native French speaker.
Areas of Expertise
Peace operations, stability operations, security sector reform, UN sanctions, UN expert panels, countering violent extremism, counterterrorism, West Africa, Central Africa, and the Sahel Africa
U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute
Africa Center for Strategic Studies, January 2018
“UN Panels of Experts: Identifying Sanctions Violations and the Networks behind Them,” in Combating Criminalized Power Structures: A Toolkit, in Michael Dziedzic, ed.
“United Nations Sanctions Coordination,” in Targeted Sanctions: The Impact and Effectiveness of UN Action, Thomas Biersteker, Sue Eckert, and Marcos Tourinho, eds.
UN General Assembly/UN Security Council Document
June 12, 2015
“Targeted Sanctions: The Case of Côte d’Ivoire,” in the UN Targeted Sanctions Qualitative Database
“Framing the Issue: UN Responses to Corruption and Criminal Networks in Post-Conflict Settings,” in International Peacekeeping
“The Role of Fighting Corruption in Facilitating Transition in Afghanistan,” in Transitions: Issues, Challenges, and Solutions in International Assistance Harry R. Yarger, ed.
La Voix de l’Amérique, February 15, 2018
Al Jazeera, December 26, 2017
The Guardian, June 6, 2017