Mali at War with Itself

Some updates to my last post. Since then, there have been some positive signs. Niono itself is now securely in the hands of the Malian military as French troops have already reached the edge of Timbuktu. At the same time, accusations of ethnic-based murders by the MALIAN army┬áhave been really disturbing. Then, there is theContinue reading “Mali at War with Itself”

Three Trends to Watch in ’13

Thinking through the events of 2012 year, it was clear that a lot of events have occurred internationally. At home, President Barrack Obama was re-elected; though in the international sphere, candidate Mitt Romney had nearly identical policies. North Korea and Iran continue to be belligerent and reckless. Europeans may have reached the end of theContinue reading “Three Trends to Watch in ’13”