iOS app Android app

Hollande France Mali

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.

Intervention in Mali: Another Free Ride for China?

Barry Lando | Posted 03.15.2013 | World
Barry Lando

The risks of France's vague, open-ended venture -- which the U.S. has already indicated it will support -- are already being debated. What I find particularly ironic is that the country that has probably most to gain from the intervention is China.