June 11, 2012

The Brewing Crisis in Mali

Alex Thurston, The American Interest

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Mali's interlinked crises - political turmoil in the south, conflict in the north - are alarming West African governments, raising fears that al-Qaeda affiliates will benefit from the chaos, and prompting talk of American support for an armed intervention by regional powers.

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TAGGED: Ansar Dine, al-Qaeda, Tuareg, Mali, Africa

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