February 10, 2013

C'est Mali: Intervention in a G-Zero World

Ian Bremmer, Reuters

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If the French coming to Mali’s aid isn’t Afghanistan Redux, what is it? Proof that in a G-Zero world, when there is no all-powerful world policeman, military intervention is going to be vastly different, and much rarer. And it will often fall to the major power of last resort with the most at stake.

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TAGGED: France, Africa, Mali, G-Zero


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