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.
Terrorism is a tactic, not an empire.
Afghanistan. Iraq. Libya. Now perhaps Syria, Iran or Mali. These days, America is rarely at peace.
The terrorist organization has found new life in Africa.
The unstable country faces a trifecta of woes: ethnic tensions, illicit trafficking and radical militancy.
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