February 15, 2013

Why al-Qaeda's Sahara 'Princes' Are on the Run

David Blair, Daily Telegraph

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An attempt by the extremist Islamic group AQIM to grab more of northern Mali has left it in control of less.

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TAGGED: northern Africa, Mali, Africa, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb


February 5, 2013
A Decade of American Missteps in Africa
Craig Whitlock, Washington Post
The U.S. government has invested heavily in counterterrorism programs in the region, spending more than $1 billion since 2005 to train security forces, secure borders, promote democracy, reduce poverty and spread propaganda. The... more ››
February 10, 2013
War Won't Cure Mali's Ills
Mark Quarterman, RealClearWorld
France's military intervention in Mali, its former colony, to root out an Islamist militant rebel group in the country's north has been compelling, capturing headlines around the world. But what has happened in Mali in recent... more ››
February 3, 2013
David Cameron: Warlord of the Maghreb?
Peter Hitchens, Daily Mail
This is why I despise almost all Members of Parliament: our Prime Minister is taking us into yet another stupid war, and most MPs do not even care. Where is the rebellion? Where is the Opposition? Where are the demands for an... more ››
February 4, 2013
Taming Terrorism in North Africa
Rep. Mike Rogers, Politico
The threat from Al Qaeda-linked terrorists is continuously evolving as they seek new safe havens from which to recruit, train and conduct operations against Americans and our interests. They are attracted to areas of weak... more ››
February 4, 2013
Should We Still Fear al-Qaeda?
Peter Bergen, CNN
If history is a guide, the jihadist militants, whether in Syria or elsewhere, are likely to repeat the mistakes and failures that their fellow militants have experienced during the past decade in countries as disparate as... more ››