A coherent, well-orchestrated plan for disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration of rebel forces and extremists must accompany any intervention in Mali.
Regions / Mali
The bad dream unfolding in Mali is the consequence of the West's scramble for resources in Africa, and the wages of sin from the recent Libyan war.
The prospects for a new war in the Sahel appear increasingly probable.
Islamist militias have defeated Tuaregs struggling to establish a homeland in Mali.
A Malian timber scandal points to a positive side of China's controversial growing presence in Africa.