The State Department should formally list the Nigerian al Qaeda confreres as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.
Washington must approach African states as partners, not as mere victims to be aided.
Obama pursues a passive policy as Al Qaeda makes gains in West Africa.
As parts of Nigeria fall to extremists, the threat of regional trouble grows.
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.
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