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Hours After Hollande Visit, France Launches New Mali Air Strikes

AP | KRISTA LARSON and THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 04.05.2013 | World

GOSSI, Mali — French troops launched airstrikes on Islamic militant training camps and arms depots around Kidal and Tessalit in Mali's far north...

Mali: The Case for US Action

John Tirman | Posted 03.26.2013 | World
John Tirman

The disfavor for intervention among American politicians and the public is understandable and a good restraint. But occasionally making a stand against atrocity and extremism, particularly when it's in danger of spreading, is a worthy goal for a great power. Mali just might be the place.

In Mali, Time to Defeat Poverty, the Terrorists' Long Term Ally

David Gosset | Posted 03.24.2013 | World
David Gosset

The French military action to counter extremism did not affect the cohesion of the UN Security Council, now it is time for a unified community of nations to battle economic exclusion, the long term ally of terrorism.

Mr. Hollande Goes to Mali

Rajan Menon | Posted 03.20.2013 | World
Rajan Menon

Here's an irony. The NATO air campaign that helped overthrow Gaddafi, and that French President Nicolas Sarkozy couldn't wait to launch, has presented Sarkozy's successor, Francois Hollande, with a big problem in Mali. It has also placed France in what could prove a dicey predicament.

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.