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Joshua Hersh

Timbuktu Suicide Bombing Raises Fears Of Renewed Violence In Mali | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.30.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali -- A spate of violence in Mali's restive north has triggered new fears that Islamist rebels, weakened during a French military interventi...

Of Bread and Games, the War and Mali

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.19.2013 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

This operation, efficiently carried out, one confronting a multitude of dangers, is all the war in Iraq was not. This lightning war, conducted and won with the support of Malian troops, without one sensing even the possibility of the threat of a quagmire, is the opposite of the war in Afghanistan.

Mali: A Crisis We Can't Ignore

Devon Kerr | Posted 05.02.2013 | Teen
Devon Kerr

When first hearing about the international crisis in Mali, most people will ask, "Where's Mali?" As you can see, most people don't know too much about the African nation. However, in recent weeks, Mali has become incredibly important to the international community.

Vive La France!

Michael Brenner | Posted 03.30.2013 | World
Michael Brenner

Here are a few suggestions as to what insights we should garner from the Mali affair and the perspective that it offers us on the campaign to cleanse the world of violent jihadis hostile to the West.

France: U.S., Obama Should Step Up In Mali

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2013 | World

By Mark Hosenball and Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - France's military intervention in Mali has revived trans-Atlanti...

French in Mali

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Mali: The Wind, the Sand and the Stars

Michael Brenner | Posted 03.23.2013 | World
Michael Brenner

It is becoming increasingly clear that the United States has allowed its infatuation with unconventional warfare conducted by Special Forces, and unconventional technology as exemplified by drones, to drive assessment of what we need to do and what we should do.

France in Mali, Chasing Roadrunner Over the Abyss?

Barry Lando | Posted 03.20.2013 | World
Barry Lando

President Hollande said the menace of a radical Islamic takeover was so imminent that he had no choice but to intervene to save Mali. But despite the supposed urgency of the situation, France has had precious little luck in convincing its European partners to contribute their own troops.

'As Usual' (How Europe Will Not Be in Timbuktu)

Jean-Luc Marret | Posted 03.19.2013 | World
Jean-Luc Marret

The European defense is a never ending and frustrating story. France is acting almost alone in the current military operation in Mali, after receiving unanimous, but very rhetorical, support from Europe.

Mali: Low-Hanging Fruit for France

Morgan Lorraine Roach | Posted 03.18.2013 | World
Morgan Lorraine Roach

Halting the advance of Islamist militants in Mali is not the same has defeating them. Now that France has committed itself to the crisis, Hollande will need to better define France's mission in Mali and outline how long French forces will remain there.

7 Americans Held Hostage By Al Qaeda-Linked Militants

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 01.17.2013 | World

Islamist militants attacked a gas field in Algeria on Wednesday, killing three and taking dozens hostage. Reuters reports that seven Americans are ...

Mali's Mosaic Of Armed Groups

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

Jan 14 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels launched a counter-offensive on Monday in central Mali after four days of air strikes by French w...