Islamist militias have defeated Tuaregs struggling to establish a homeland in Mali.
When it comes to decisions that take lives on behalf of the American people, "moral rectitude" is no substitute for transparency in the Obama administration.
A Malian timber scandal points to a positive side of China's controversial growing presence in Africa.
It's a mistake for the U.S. government to ignore religion or promote it zealously. Scott Thomas offers an alternative.
The Bush administration created an imaginary front against terrorism in North Africa. This fiction has had some terrifying results.