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Latest Mali Items
The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has conducted terrorist attacks in Nigeria that bring it closer to al Qaeda in northern Mali, making linkages between the groups more likely and more dangerous, according to a paper published by the Combating Terrorism Center.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed optimism Monday that Algeria could play a key role in a growing international push toward a military intervention in Mali, where recent months have seen an al Qaeda-linked extremist group seize control of an area roughly the size of California.
President Obama has been caught in a web of deception that threatens to ensnarl his re-election bid. Multiple emails and diplomatic cables reveal that the administration deliberately deceived the public. Libyagate haunts Mr. Obama, relentlessly eroding his credibility and trustworthiness. It is a stake aimed at the heart of his presidency.
The role of commander in chief ranks at the top of presidential responsibilities. During the final presidential debate, President Obama challenged Mitt Romney's earlier claim that Russia presented the greatest geopolitical threat to U.S. national security.
African Union officials are discussing the logistics for the deployment of an African-led international force against Islamist militants in Mali.
Foreign-policy analysts have pointed to Mitt Romney's apparently calculated effort in Monday night's debate to tone down his previously hawkish posture on foreign policy, but on one issue, the Republican nominee pulled few punches; namely, in criticizing President Obama for not doing enough to stem the spread of extremism in the Muslim world.
Pundits repeatedly tell us that the November election is all about America's economy and that the electorate faces a stark choice. For some reason, America's role abroad, especially in dealing with rogue states, is seldom discussed.
Before Islamists seized the northern half of Mali, Mamadou Sekere sold masks and jewelry in Timbuktu to European tourists who rode camels and slept in the desert under the stars.
The presidential debate Tuesday between President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney added new life to the fierce debate over the Obama administration's mishandling of the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.