The latest news on Mali
Western leaders must recognize the threat of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in North Africa.
MOPTI, Mali (AP) — Mali's military and French forces have pushed toward the Islamic extremist stronghold in the city of Gao, in their farthest push east since launching an operation two weeks ago to retake land controlled by the rebels, residents and a security official said Friday.
French operation in Mali is in many ways the reverse of the 2011 NATO intervention in Libya.
The United States must maintain a robust global and regional architecture in order to deal with geopolitical tremors and disturbances.
The situation in Mali illustrates the complex, evolving nature of the struggle against violent extremism.
Afghanistan could give the French pause about their intervention in Mali.
As war rages in Mali, experts unveil the hidden benefits of training foreign troops.
There is no hard template for when the United S. should intervene in a conflict abroad.
France's intervention was necessary, but the more difficult work of following through by securing the north and bringing enduring stability remains.
A State Department official says achievements in the former terrorist haven should be a model for future action in Africa.