Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Commentaries And Analysis On The Mali War

Mali's Rebels Hold The Advantage In A Ground War On Desert Plains -- The Guardian

Islamist Tuareg fighters are masters of the hit-and-run guerilla tactics that suit conditions in the Sahara

Fortunately for the French, there's been no sign of the surface-to-air missiles that the Salafist mujahideen in northern Mali are reported to have stolen from Libya. But taking control of the skies is one thing, winning a ground war and restoring peace is an altogether different prospect.

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Commentaries And Analysis On The Mali Conflict

Analysis: Mali's Islamist groups united by war threat -- Reuters
Q&A: The strength of Mali’s militants -- Financial Times
Mali militants: who's who among Islamist rebels -- The Guardian
Mali: Crisis - Intervention Strategy --
France: How was it dragged into the Malian conflict? -- Paul Melly, BBC
Why Malians are welcoming French intervention with open arms -- Afua Hirsch, the Guardian
9 questions about Mali you were too embarrassed to ask -- Max Fisher, Washington Post
Mali: Forget the AU, Where Are the Malians in Mali? -- Sunny Ntayombya,
Rebel advance forced Mali intervention -- Tobias Feakin, The Australian
Q and A: Why the conflict in Mali matters -- CTV News
France Alone Cannot Defend Europe's Interests -- Zaki Laidi, Project Syn.
Can Mali Be Saved from the Islamists? -- Coughlin & Blair, The Telegraph
France Shoots First, Builds Coalition Later -- Eric Morse, Ottawa Citizen
The war’s in Mali, but the danger is international
-- Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Globe and Mail
Mali: the danger of mission creep on al-Qaida's new frontier -- Richard Norton-Taylor and Nick Hoplins, The Guardian
A Widening War in Mali -- New York Times editorial
Those Unilateral French: A welcome intervention in Mali, while the U.N. keeps talking. -- Wall Street Journal editorial
Mali isn't just France's or Africa's problem. It's ours too. -- Paul Whitefield, L.A. Times
Why Mali mission is crucial -- Bruce Loudon, The Australian
After French intervention in Mali against Islamist rebels, now what? -- Christian Science Monitor editorial
Mali risks lurching into mayhem and madness -- Sydney Morning Herald
Mali: Combat Buys Times for Diplomacy -- Austin Bay, Strategy Page
French President Francois Hollande faces a potential Mali quagmire -- Tristan McConnell, Global Post
Mali - No End to Conflict in Sight --
Mali: The Next Afghanistan -- Paul Doolan, Technorati
An Invalid Reason to Rescue Mali -- Paul Pillar, The National Interest
How bad are the bad guys in Mali? The answer, in four powerful paragraphs -- Max Fisher, Washington Post
Mali: a guide to the conflict -- Mark Tran, The Guardian

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