The Wahhabis that took over northern Mali and are ascendant elsewhere represent a brand of religion that is foreign to the continent.
America is war-weary, but that doesn't mean it can abandon its role as the sole superpower.
Qaddafi’s fall initiated an unanticipated chain reaction, and Mali’s U.S.-trained army was overwhelmed by it.
The situation in Algeria has only heightened concerns that a Western military intervention could transform regional militant groups into avowed enemies of the United States.
The impunity of international finance might be coming to an end.
Terrorism is a tactic, not an empire.
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