Tag Archives: Mali

Another Setback for Stability in Mali

Mali’s dire security situation is in the spotlight, but the political climate has also deteriorated considerably.

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What Exactly Are Foreign Troops Protecting in the Sahel?

Officially they are there to fight terror, but external interventions may be more about self-interest.

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The Silent Spread of Terror in Mali

Despite some notable counterinsurgency successes, Mali remains highly unstable, with extremist attacks taking place since the beginning of the year beyond the usual theater of operations in the country’s northern areas, threatening its neighbors.

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Land grabbing Reflects Dominant Development Model

The term ‘global land grab’ has recently re-entered the lexicon to describe a surge in national and transnational commercial large-scale land deals. In recent years, various actors, from big agribusiness corporations, to financial investors such as banks and hedge funds, to state-owned enterprises and sovereign wealth funds, and more, have been targeting tracts of land around the world. In many …

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