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Misadventures in Mali: Implications for Trans-Sahel Terror

(1) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 1:40 PM

A month ago, the crisis in Mali was on few Americans' radar. But when France launched a military operation to combat a terrorist coalition that had taken over half the country, Mali became the crisis du jour.

There had been plenty of warning, but many were...

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Mali: Low-Hanging Fruit for France

(13) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 11:22 PM

At a time when French President Francois Hollande has gained a reputation for dithering over domestic policy the recent French-led intervention in Mali and Friday's botched rescue operation in Somalia has presented a new type of Hollande -- one that behaves like a Commander in Chief. However, has Hollande bitten...

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