June 11, 2012
The Brewing Crisis in Mali
Alex Thurston, The American Interest
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.
TAGGED: Ansar Dine, al-Qaeda, Tuareg, Mali, Africa